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    Default Any exp with Sigma 120-300/2.8OS compared with Nikkor 300mm/2.8

    Team,

    I am trying to decide which of the two, can one bet on - they seem to be on the pretty expnsive range.

    Does anyone have any experience to share between the
    Sigma 120-300/2.8 OS
    Nikkor 300mm/2.8

    There seems to be very little on the net - to compare the two also.

    I am looking to buy a zoom lens, would like to be assured that 40% less in the sigma price does not make me buy a brick.

    Any first hand experience will be highly appreciated.

    Alok

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloksinha2001
    Team,

    I am trying to decide which of the two, can one bet on - they seem to be on the pretty expnsive range.

    Does anyone have any experience to share between the
    Sigma 120-300/2.8 OS
    Nikkor 300mm/2.8

    There seems to be very little on the net - to compare the two also.

    I am looking to buy a zoom lens, would like to be assured that 40% less in the sigma price does not make me buy a brick.

    Any first hand experience will be highly appreciated.

    Alok
    Well, one is a zoom lens the other is prime. If u want a zoom lens, then there's only one choice
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    Default Re: Any exp with Sigma 120-300/2.8OS compared with Nikkor 300mm/2.8

    I have used the 120-300 non-OS, decent lens but not in the same league as the prime, Sigma offerings get more impressive in recent years, but a zoom is still a zoom, its a matter of versatility vs quality. One main problem I have with Sigma is that its is much less useable when coupled with even a 1.4x converter. The Nikon Prime suffers marginally only with converter. But then my comparison is betw 120-300 non-OS vs 300VR2.
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    Default Re: Any exp with Sigma 120-300/2.8OS compared with Nikkor 300mm/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    Well, one is a zoom lens the other is prime. If u want a zoom lens, then there's only one choice
    Well thats not true ... it would seem that the owners and sigma both believe that the 120-300/2.8 delivers the same, if not better than sigma 300/2.8.

    The query was primarily wrt to buying a Sigma 120-300/2.8 and Nikkor 300/2.8 - price difference of roughly 100%

    alok

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    I have only used the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR
    300mm f/2.8G ED VR II and it was impressive. Responsive and sharp, I really liked the lens.

    I didn't get the chance to use a teleconverter though.
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    Default Re: Any exp with Sigma 120-300/2.8OS compared with Nikkor 300mm/2.8

    .....Sigma 300 F2.8 is not that impressive....but that is an older generation lens, perhaps when their new 300 F2.8 OS comes out it might be much better.

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    Hmm... so do we have a clear winner between Sigma 120-300/2.8 OS and Nikkor 300/2.8 ??

    alok

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    Default Re: Any exp with Sigma 120-300/2.8OS compared with Nikkor 300mm/2.8

    Think based on IQ the clear winner is the nikkor 300 2.8. but if you include your budget that will complicate things. i ve used the Tokina AT-X Pro (gold ring) 300 2.8 and it was way sharp for my needs and a very reasonable price.
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