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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:41 am 
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Hey guys, this looks like a fantastic lens for the price. I'm impressed. Does the D90 have micro adjustment that will work with this lens? I'll be getting a D90 in the next few months and then after that I may be in the market for this lens! Thanks for the review again, it's been very helpful.

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Nope, the D90 doesn't. Mine front focuses slightly too, so I might send it to sigma at some point for calibration...but it doesn't bother me enough. ;)

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It's probably fine in real life, unless I use it for portrait work and shallow DoF or something.

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You probably won't notice it too much in portrait work either, just for the extreme closeup macro shots, and even then...;)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:28 pm 
Great review and examples, Citruspers!

Have had my eye on this lens since I decided to buy my D90, and your review makes me want it even more. Going to have to wait a few months to save the dough, but eventually I will have this lens in my collection.

Looks great matched with the D90!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:37 pm 
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Yeah the continuous AF is a bit quirky sometimes, but using 3D tracking solves a lot.


Citrus, I use my D90 a lot for fast moving sports photography. I haven't used the 3d tracking yet, since I am still very much a noob with the camera....does it help a lot with focusing?


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If your subject stands out from it's background (or is out of focus) 3D tracking works quite well. Try testing it out at home, aim at a teapot or something and shift the camera around. ;)

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Is there any Canon owner who could say why I should buy this one (in the future!) instead of the 70-200 F/4 USM L?
The Canon is priced almost 100 euros below the Sigma...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:15 pm 
Ruben, If you are going to be using this at f2.8, Id pick the Sigma. If you'll be fine at f4 and below, Id pick the Canon.


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I don't think I would buy an F/4 telezoom without IS. I'd think I'd opt for a 70-300 IS instead in that case.

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Thanks guys:)

Now Im going further on my own topic :wink:

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