I want this lens

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  1. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Sigma 200-500 mm f/2.8 and it comes with a 2x teleconverter.

    Trouble is, it weighs nearly 35 lbs and it's green. I bet if I ordered one, I could get 'em to do it in black for me.
     
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    Yeesh. For that money...I could have a car...lens or car...lens or car.........lens.
     
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    The Canon version comes in Sand color. Ever thought of switching?

    :lmao:
     
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    PopPhoto had a review on it last issue or the one before, quite an entertaining read :lmao:

    You think the only trouble with getting it is the weight? My obstacle is the nearly $30k price tag
     
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    I'd put 30 G's into a 2010 Camaro SS before I stuck 30G's into a single lens... and I could not care HOW good that lens is! :lmao:

    I mean... honestly now... how many of you people here actually NEED to know if that girl 1 mile down the street is wearing panties or not from the panty-line on her jeans???
     
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    So 30 grand huh? I think that is a fair price. :drool:
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The Nikkor Super Telephoto is not as fast as the Sigma ... but if you want a LONG lens ... you got it.

    About the same weight ... no AF though.

    On an APS-C ... that's about 2500mm !!
     
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    For that kind of money I think I would go with this.
    Nikon Telephoto AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G AF-S ED-IF VR $5299.95

    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ED VR Autofocus Lens $8999.95

    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR Autofocus Lens $8579.95

    Nikon TC-20E II 2x Teleconverter for D-AF-I & AF-S Lenses $499.95

    Cheaper, all primes, lighter and sharp as a tack. Just not the convenience of a Zoom. :D
     
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    I'd put $30k into ANYTHING before putting it into a Chevy!

    And you're joking about that question, right? :lol:
     
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    Jerry, Jerry, Jerry.................................. Years from now when that Baracamaro made by GM (Government Motors) is a rust heap on the side of the road I will bet that I would still be taking photos with that kind of lens. Besides tuneups, oil filters and tires are a lot cheaper for the lens. There are none. :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

    Besides, you got to get down here south of the border once in a while. Who says their wearing panties down here???? :shock: :cokespit: :drool2: :bounce: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
     
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