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Old Oct 24, 2007, 5:39 AM   #11
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Looks like the 80-200mm is the one to go for , it`s 2.8 & if i want to extend it all i need to do is just buy a teleconverter which will probably give me an almost equal image quality at 300mm then the Sigma.
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Old Oct 24, 2007, 5:43 AM   #12
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Not quite, the 100-300 is going to be quite a bit sharper than the 80-200 with a tc. The Sigma is renowned as one of the sharpest zoom lenses on the market. Not saying that the 80-200 won't be acceptable with a 1.4x TC but just not up there with the 100-300. When I had to make the decision for shooting sports I didn't need the extra range so went for a 70-200mm f2.8 rather than the 100-300mm f4. However your needs might be different.
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 2:13 PM   #13
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I`m considering another lens now , the Sigma 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 OS .

Which could be better between this one and the 100-300 f/4 :?

They are both around the same price , i`ve seen some pretty impressive shots taken with the 80-400mm :-)
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Old Nov 26, 2007, 5:50 PM   #14
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Which could be better between this one and the 100-300 f/4 :?
You're probably splitting hair between this two lenses according to their MTF's from Photozone:
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...56os/index.htm
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...00_4/index.htm

But bear in mind that the 100-300 f/4 EX comes with HSM (ultrasonic) which might be more critical if you are after AF focusing speed, but lack the OS of the 80-400, so there's your trade-off...

-> Although I'm quite impressed with the "screw" drive of the new D300 - IMO the AF varies quite a bit with the Nikon body you intend to use this lens with. On a D300 I would say go for the 40-800 OS, in my limited 1st hand experience, it's quite fast (and smooth) without the AF-S lenses...
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Old Nov 26, 2007, 6:07 PM   #15
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Which could be better between this one and the 100-300 f/4 :?
You're probably splitting hair between this two lenses according to their MTF's from Photozone:
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...56os/index.htm
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...00_4/index.htm

But bear in mind that the 100-300 f/4 EX comes with HSM (ultrasonic) which might be more critical if you are after AF focusing speed, but lack the OS of the 80-400, so there's your trade-off...

-> Although I'm quite impressed with the "screw" drive of the new D300 - IMO the AF varies quite a bit with the Nikon body you intend to use this lens with. On a D300 I would say go for the 40-800 OS, in my limited 1st hand experience, it's quite fast (and smooth) without the AF-S lenses...
Waouw , tell me quickly where i can find a "40-800 OS" , impressive :lol:
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Old Nov 27, 2007, 6:59 AM   #16
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This also confirms my finding:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=25760192
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This also confirms my finding:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=25760192
Yeah but we`re talking about the Nikkor 80-400mm VR and not the Sigma 80-400mm:roll:
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Old Nov 27, 2007, 8:47 AM   #18
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Yeah but we`re talking about the Nikkor 80-400mm VR and not the Sigma 80-400mm:roll:
The drive motor is not in the lens, but in the body. This lens, like the Sigma, has no active parts in them for the AF...
All non-AF-S lenses should benefit from the faster motor in the D300 !
-> I also found the drive to be quite quiet when compared to the HSM/USM
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Old Nov 28, 2007, 3:07 AM   #19
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Yeah but we`re talking about the Nikkor 80-400mm VR and not the Sigma 80-400mm:roll:
The drive motor is not in the lens, but in the body. This lens, like the Sigma, has no active parts in them for the AF...
All non-AF-S lenses should benefit from the faster motor in the D300 !
-> I also found the drive to be quite quiet when compared to the HSM/USM
I have a Nikon D40 , so lens AF is all i got :roll:
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Old Nov 28, 2007, 2:27 PM   #20
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I have a Nikon D40 , so lens AF is all i got :roll:
Then you have no choice but the Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX with HSM (i.e. Nikon AF-S equivalent)!
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