70-300 G chromatic aberration

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This lens has some pretty bad chromatic aberration, at least from my experience. What other zooms would you guys recommend? (preferably fast glass)

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If you want faster and zoom, then the Nikkor 70-200 VR 1 would be a great choice for crop bodies. If you don't need f/2.8, then the 70-300 VR is a lot better than the G from what I understand (never shot the G, but the samples you posted above are pretty bad, even at the mini file size you posted)
 
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Its pretty bad haha.. but it was free so i cant complain. do any of you have experience with sigmas 70-200 2.8?
 
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Its pretty bad haha.. but it was free so i cant complain. do any of you have experience with sigmas 70-200 2.8?
I don't know about Sigma, but Tamron made a 40th anniversary edition 70-300 VC USD (Ultra Silent Drive) that's been getting good reviews. It's $449 - $50 rebate.

I'm hoping Tamron makes a 40th anniversary edtion 70-200 VC USD, lol.
 
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I had a Sigma 70-200 2.8. It was the first version with an HSM motor. It was a great lens. The only reason I sold it is because I didn't use it enough to justify it.
 
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Its pretty bad haha.. but it was free so i cant complain. do any of you have experience with sigmas 70-200 2.8?

DxOMark's test on it was bad...you can see it compared to the Nikon 70 200mm here:

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Anything would better than 70-300G; I got it as a part of two-lens-set with F80. While the other cheapo 28-80 was surprisingly good for its price, the tele zoom was good enough as paper holder. Latest 70-300 VR is waaaaay better.
 
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Yeah ive got the 28-80 as well its pretty decent, although i just got my 17-50 2.8 tamron so i will not be using it anymore haha.
 
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