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 Post subject: Recommended Lense ...
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:25 am 
Looking for recommendations/advise on the purchase of a new lense which will be used primarily for indoor action sports photograph (hockey).

Currently own a D90 and looking to purchase either a:

- Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG Macro HSM Autofocus Lens (77mm) for about US $800 or ...

- Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 ED "D" IF Lens (77mm) for about US $1,100

Your experience with either of these lenses would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:56 am 
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Welcome to the forums!

As for experience: check out my review of the sigma 70-200 F/2.8! I have it, and I love it. :)

Simply put, the nikkor wins in terms of imagequality, but autofocus on the sigma is a lot faster, and is thus better for sports. :)

I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:29 am 
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Hello jjan, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum!
To enjoy your stay here please have a look at the house-rules!
Nice camera that you own! And a 70-200/2.8 is surely the best complement for sports!
The Nikon 80-200mm is a little dated but still good. In your case I'd try the Sigma. But make sure you get a good copy and buy it somewhere without a prohibitive restocking fee.

Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:16 am 
I have the 80-200mm and though it is sharp
the AF is a little slow for sports

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