Which one would you recomend? (sigma lens)

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    hi I'm looking into buying a 70-200 sigma lens and found these two options. If anyone here could tell me if it's worth the extra $100 to buy the macro lens? I don't shoot macro but I shoot allot of sports with my nikon 55-200 VR. So af speed is important to me, so if you know of any difference and could tell me that would be great!

    579306 Sigma 70-200 2.8 Dg Mcro Hsm Ii F/nkafd

    www.keh.com/Product-Details/1/NA09999043586J/NA09/FE.aspx

    thanks!


     
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    I just got the non-macro version of that late last week (second one in your list), I'm digging it so far.
     
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    Is it the 2nd version?(II) and how's the AF speed?
     
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    No, mine is the older version (with aperture ring) - and it's pretty impressive. Autofocus is even reliable in very low lighting.

    I got it mainly for bird shots (in flight and in water/on ground).

    So far so good... locks focus quickly and accurately. Only issue I had initially was that when shooting wide open I need to use about -1 exposure compensation for optimal exposure and sharpness.
     

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