Sigma or Nikon!

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  1. globe91

    globe91 TPF Noob!

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    I have another decision making problem..I have my camera all picked out(D70s for those that want to know). But now it is time to choose a telephoto lens. I have thought of 2 choices so far that seem reasonable for my budget. The Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM or the Nikon 80-200 F/2.8. Are the both comparable in quality?

    Also i will alway take suggestions from all of you as well.
     
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    Let me put it this way...
    I bought Nikon bodies because I wanted Nikon lenses.
     
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    :lol::lol:

    I have never used the sigma, but I can say the Nikon 80-200 is an exceptional lense. I had the AF-D model (on a D70), which is slightly slower on focus than the AF-S, but the images were fantastic, and you can save a few coins for a good tripod or flash by going AF-D.
     
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    +1

    That sigma is actually a good lens, and a lot of folks swear up and down by it...

    But...

    The Nikon 80-200 is a pure beast of a lens. It is sharp as a tack and indestructible.
     
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    +2 for nikon.

    Kickass lens.
     

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