Sigma 200mm 2.8 With my D40x

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  1. Heck

    Heck TPF Noob!

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    Been thinking about getting this lens for my D40x. From what I found it works with with the D40x because it has a AF motor in it. I will be going from a F4-5.6 55-200mm kit lens to this. So will there be a "Omg this is a amazing" difference from one to the other?

    I'm happy with the D40x so should I invest in a lens like this or is there a better way to go about spending this kind of money?


    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/435161-USA/Sigma_569306_70_200mm_f_2_8_EX_DG.html
     
  2. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I haven't shot it, but you are correct that it will work with your D40x (any Sigma HSM will).
     
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    You can get it new on ebay for about $100 cheaper.
     
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    My answer to your first question would be yes. The 70-200mm f/2.8 will basically be better than your kit lens in every way except one (the weight and size factor).

    As for whether you should invest in it... can't really decide that for you. I guess you need to consider a few things... what made you look at this lens? What about your kit zoom are you unhappy with?
     
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    I shoot tons off auto cross races and I have to crop on almost all my shots. So If I had better glass I could get better sharper photos when I do crop. And the AF may be faster with the better lens Plus it works with my D40.
     

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