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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:28 pm 
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seen this, an i think i need a zoom lens, wondered what this is like as its on offer?

http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-sig ... t/p1031776

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Hi Neil,

As this is a question about a Sigma lens I've moved the thread. I can't find any reviews but American Photo Magazine seems to think it worthy of their Best Buy award for a lens in 2009. I believe the associated website is PopPhoto and the award write-up is here but, again, no review. Maybe this Flickr search is of help?

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My question: Why?

The Nikon 55-200 with VR is only £150. Why would you go for the Sigma?


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pgtips wrote:
My question: Why?

The Nikon 55-200 with VR is only £150. Why would you go for the Sigma?


but i thought this lens would have auto focus inside it, or have i got this wrong? Is this the same as a AF lens or AF-s lens?

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Both the Sigma and Nikon will have a focus motor built into the lens. They will work on your Nikon D60.


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pgtips wrote:
My question: Why?

The Nikon 55-200 with VR is only £150. Why would you go for the Sigma?


£150?? where did you seen this, i can only find 55-200mm AF-S VR for £238.99, warehouse express.

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Click on the £150 link in the previous post? Here's a list of other vendors who have it for slightly more. Notice that WarehouseExpress is significantly more expensive than the others.


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ah i didnt realise the £150 was a link sorry. thats quite cheap. is camerabox well trusted to buy from?

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-Neil- wrote:
...is camerabox well trusted to buy from?

Your answer is here. 8)

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Bob Andersson wrote:
-Neil- wrote:
...is camerabox well trusted to buy from?

Your answer is here. 8)

Bob.


thanks bob but that seems to be a different website?

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Oops. Sorry, I've nothing more to add to this thread.

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Given that Bob has posted the reseller ratings website albeit with the wrong seller, you could always do a search for the right camerabox.co.uk site and find this. They seem average, I've bought a few filters from them before and I've had no problems. Having said that, I've never had to try their returns department.

If you're concerned about the vendor, there's a huge list of vendors to pick from in the listing I gave you. Just remember to buy from our Camera Labs' associate links so that you help support htis site.


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