Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM

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Anyone have experience with this lense, feedback, sample shots.
Looking to get this for Soccer game shots and is what I can afford.
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Anyone have experience with this lense, feedback, sample shots.
Looking to get this for Soccer game shots and is what I can afford.
thanks
I really enjoyed this lens. It was fast-focusing, and sharp wide open, and very sharp stopped to F4... I currently own the Tamron and while it is optically better, the focus system is a dog, wait that is insulting to dogs... :wink:

See review here for use on Nikon APS-C.
 
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thanks.. did you use any of the Converters referenced on the link you provided.
My budget is lean so I am leaning towards this piece...thank you
 
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thanks Rich.. I will start looking for a Used on hopefully.
If anyone hears.. please let me know.
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thanks, I get lucky sometimes, lol

Before you get Sigma, see if you can find a good nikon 80-200 af-s too
 
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thanks.. if someone has one to sell.. they can contact me off the forum as well.
thank you... prefer to stay with the Nikkor to Nikon relationship.. if the pricing works out... I am on a tight budget so no high end product for me. I have my son in Japan looking at the used market as well there.
 
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Anyone have experience with this lense, feedback, sample shots.
Looking to get this for Soccer game shots and is what I can afford.
thanks
I used the Pre-EX version for years on my Konica Minolta 7D's and loved it......now I too am lusting for this hunk o' glass for my D300's..........................
 
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Had the tamron, now have the Sigma. As mentioned before the tamron is slightly better picture quality, but the Sigma shines in sports and low light. Since I like night photography (and sports) the Sigma was my choice. For what I paid for it, I could of had a 80-200 nikon used, but chose the 4 year warranty of Sigma over a non warrantied used lens.

The link Rich posted also has tests of the 80-200. If owning a non warrantied lens doesn't bother you, then I would check it out also. It and the Sigma are pretty close in their testing.
 
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For those of you that have the Tamron as well, did you ever do 100% crop tests of the center and edges? Just wondering how close they are...
 

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