Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 macro

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  1. Ejazzle

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    :D I have searched all over the interwebz and cant seem to find the macro ratio of this lens. Does anyone know what it is? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    It's not a true Macro lens. Sigma branded it that way because of the relatively close focus distance.
     
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    I believe it is 1:3.5
     
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    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3316&navigator=3
    P.S.: My folks live in Jupiter, too.
     
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    is the Nikon 80-200 better than the sigma 70-200?
     
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    Hold down your Ctrl key and roll your mouse wheel up. All of your fonts should get bigger.
     
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    Under F/8, it is hard to tell, but the wider the aperture, the bigger the differences. By F/2.8, the Sigma is VERY soft, whereas the Nikkor is a bit softer but still WAY sharper than the Sigma.
     
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    so does the 70-200vr put both the 80-200 and the sigma to shame?
     
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    in addition to what Jerry said, the sigma will also be softer with the lens extended at 200mm
     
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    mostly what put one lens "to shame" against another is the photographer

    you can work with all three of these lenses, you just have to work around their weaknesses....

    so buy what you can afford...
     
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    The Sigma....yes, especially at F/2.8 to 5.6, as Jerry stated.

    The Nikon....yes, but by a much smaller margin. I had an 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D before moving up to the VR, and it was a VERY good lens for less than half the price.
     

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