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 Post subject: sigma + nikon d40?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:09 am 
Hello,

Do you guys recommend sigma lenses for the nikon d40 (just purchased mine yesterday)? I'm thinking about purchasing the sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM as an upgrade from my kit lens as I want better quality photos and something more versatile.

Also what do you guys think of the sigma 18-200mm HSM in comparison with the 17-70mm (in terms of the photos it can take)? Is it worth the extra bux?

I'd really appreciate some input.

Thanks


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Hello keyworks, and welcome to the Camera Labs forum.
You can read Gordon's take on the Sigma 18-200mm here and a review of the 17-70mm there.
I personally would not recommend to by a zoom reaching 200mm without image stabilization (IS) be it Nikon's VR or Sigma's OS.
The Sigma 18-200mm OS was reviewed here. But the Nikon 18-200mm VR seems to be the best of the bunch so far...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:34 pm 
Another thing, 200mm at f/6.3 on the Sigma's is not a lot of light - in other words it's not as fast as the Nikon's 18-200 f/3.5-5.6

Hope this helps :)


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