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 Post subject: Nikon Lens vs Sigma Lens
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:58 pm 
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Hello. I need to purchase an 18-200mm lens and I want to buy the Nikon
18-200 VR but now Sigma has come out with an 18-200mm OS HSM at half the price. Does anyone know which one is a better lens. I'm shooting portraits and weddings.


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I don't think this qualifies as a review...

But welcome to the forums :D.

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Welcome to the forum Ron.

The Nikon is slightly faster at the telephoto end at f/5.6 vs the f/6.3 of the Sigma so this means the Nikon would be slightly faster across most of the 18-200 range allowing you to get marginally faster shutter speeds.

The Nikon is better built, has a higher quality and slightly more effective stabilisation but costs quite a bit more so you will have weight out the advantages against the extra cost. Cost aside though, it is the better lens.

Like pqtips says ( :lol: ) this is probably the wrong place for this question and you'd be better off posting in the Nikon or Sigma section.

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If only I were a mod, I'd move you straight to the Nikon-section! :twisted:

Just kidding. Welcome to the CL forum Ron!

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Why would you be getting F/3.5-5.6(6.3) lenses? So slow for weddings (if you are talking about portraits) I suggest you get a fast zoom like the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 or the Nikon version.

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GLXLR wrote:
Why would you be getting F/3.5-5.6(6.3) lenses? So slow for weddings (if you are talking about portraits) I suggest you get a fast zoom like the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 or the Nikon version.


Obviously if someone was shooting weddings/portraits professionally the Nikon 70-200 2.8 would be great but for any other uses it costs some serious $$$$$. :lol:

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