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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:42 am 
@thomas.....thanks for your suggestion..


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:12 pm 
a_ron you dont need VR for good pictures. The 70-200 is a 2.8 lens. Thats enough to freeze fast movement. VR just eliminates your own movement. A monopod would be good too.

A >€2000 lens could not be considered as a newbee lens btw. ;) Its not the most important thing to make great pictures. Knowledge and skills are.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:21 pm 
@ro_serpiente

I agree.


However me personally If i am handholding a shot, I have very shaky hands at times and VR is irreplaceable in my book.

I might consider this new lens because of the 2.8 aperture. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:21 pm 
@ro_serpiente

first of all tnx for your comment..i agree w/ u having an expensiv lens does not make u a good photographer...right now the nikkor 70-200vrii is out of my mind bec of the huge price...i also have very shaky hands but im practicing how to hold the cam to reduce shake..but now i need an affordable telephoto lens...advice pls

cheeeersss


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:35 pm 
Depends on what you want..

the Nikkor 70-300 af-s vr is good enough for most people..
But if you need one you want to use it in low light situations or you want to freeze fast objects (sports) you might want F2.8. VR just freezes your own movement.
You will have to choose between 2.8 or VR. If you want them both it will be very very expensive.

So:

Sports/indoor photography = F2.8
outdoor/nature and all other uses= VR (and higher aperture)

F2.8 lenses are also heavier and bulkier.

So if you know the purpose, it will be easier to choose..


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:04 pm 
Sigma priced this one wrong imo, way too close to the Nikkor.

Citruspers wrote:
It's rumoured that sigma reserved their EX line for constant aperture lenses.


Nah not really. My 10-20 is 4.5-5.6 and it's an EX. I think it just refers to their flagship lens in any particular category.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:04 pm 
So the Sigma doesn't have any VR or stabilized feature on the lens?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:17 pm 
I agree...the price is insane!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:02 am 
No, it does have stabilisation, Sigma's OS which is their equivalent of VR and so far it seems to be more effective.

I was wrong about the price the street price here in Melbourne is AUD1800-1900 compared to the Nikkor which goes for AUD3300+ but the Nikkor is unusually expensive.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:46 am 
That would be about right Graham, in NZ its around the $2250+NZ$'s. Something I can only dream about at this stage...


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 1:44 pm 
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I finally nearly complete my normal user point of view review. This only missing is the AF in really life sport satiation.

any suggestion on sport foot ball or boxing. That i should test it. really busy this few month can only go for one. :(
I miss the motor racing why it should be 1 moth before i buy it. :(

I really hope my review good enough and can help people like Citruspers review.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:22 am 
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Hello guys, i am wondering if this sigma has same focusing speed as canon 70-200 f2.8 (without IS)

i want telephoto lens for sleddog action but it seems i cant get enough money for canon one, and sigma seems optically same quality like canon, only build quality is what i am mostly afraid of.

Price is the only thing that keeps me thinking about purchasing this lens..

edit> i am talking about SIGMA 70-200/2.8 II APO EX DG MACRO HSM, where in that jungle of acronyms i hope there is stabilization and usm motor hidden.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:33 am 
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Hi Dingo,

the one you are referring to has no image stabilization.

Sigma 70-200mm F2,8 EX DG OS HSM -> Image stabilization
Sigma 70-200mm F2,8 EX DG Makro HSM II -> No Image stabilization

Focus speed is about the same for the Sigma and the Canons as both have USM. Built quality is also very high on the Sigmas.

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