Need a 70-200mm lens! [nikon]HELP!

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    So I'm buying a D90, but I can't afford a 70-200mm f/2.8

    What can I get that won't cost more than 1000 but still has a similar range?

    f/3.5 is fine becuase it will all be high light, lower ISO so speed isn't super necessary.
     
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    How about:

    Tamron 70-200 f2.8 Di LD IF for around $700
    Sigma 70-200 f2.8 II EX DG $800
     
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    A Canon 40D and 70-200 f/2.8?

    Heh...That's what sucks about Nikon's 70-200 line. They have one.

    Look at the Nikon 80-200 f/2.8. I hear that's a good piece of glass and is only about $1000, iirc.
     
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    The sigma is a tack sharp lens, I would honestly go that route.
     
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    The Tamron tests out better than the Sigma particularly as you get closer to the 200mm end.

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    I have the Nikon 80-200 f/2.8D and it's razor sharp, and built to last. It's dropped 6 feet onto asphalt and it still works and is just as sharp as the day I bought it, even when the cap and lens hood shattered on impact.
     
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    Since $1920 is totally reasonable price for both, and reading reviews about the 80-200 i'm going to go with that.

    Where else can I get the D90 since BH is sold out?
     
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    amazon.com
    adorama.com
    mpex.com
     
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    I really don't like that lens... its autofocus sounds (and acts like) its on its last legs
     
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    I've shot with both, and felt the sigma was th sharper of the two. May be the particular samples I had, but that's my opinion.
     
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    Also, I need a good, and strong monopod for under $40
     

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