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    Quote Originally Posted by wainism
    what do u guys think of the

    SIGMA 70-300mm f4-5.6 Macro Super II?

    NIKON NIKKOR 70-300mm f4-5.6G?
    have money
    go for sigma
    no money go for nikon G
    have too much money ? go for nikon 70-200 VR

    i use both before
    sigma one is better
    it give a shaper color

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    hi,

    wats the diff between

    1. Sigma 70-300 Apo Macro II
    2. Sigma 70-300 Macro Super II

    are they the same lens?

    thanks!

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    You can get the info from Sigma website

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainism
    hi,

    wats the diff between

    1. Sigma 70-300 Apo Macro II
    2. Sigma 70-300 Macro Super II

    are they the same lens?

    thanks!
    Lens makers are known to produce several "versions" of the same type of lens

    I think the APO model is the newer one or the "updated" one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latmo
    have money
    go for sigma
    no money go for nikon G
    have too much money ? go for nikon 70-200 VR

    i use both before
    sigma one is better
    it give a shaper color
    hmm if too much $$$...

    go for Sigma's 120-300mm f/2.8, nice for sports, but U will definitely need a monopod or tripod for this lens. Unless u have Arnie's muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston
    hmm if too much $$$...

    go for Sigma's 120-300mm f/2.8, nice for sports, but U will definitely need a monopod or tripod for this lens. Unless u have Arnie's muscles.
    have really too much money $$$$$
    AF-S 200-400 F/4G VR IF-ED

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    Invest in the best, that means you may want to consider a number of fixed lenses, they give the best results. Though zoom lens are good for moving around, they cost much more if you want constant aperture and excellent quality and build. The are also very heavy and bulky. In my opinion still with the Nikon lenses they have provent to be the best thus far, Sigma lenses are also very good except that I don't like the plasticly feel (makes it looks and feel cheap).

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    May be a fixed wide angle lens may be the next best option. Since action and nature is not you cup of tea, your kit lens is a good all round lens. Or spend it a good Nikon speedlinght if you do not have one to help you in low loght situation.

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    actually, action and landscapes are exactly my cup of tea, just that birds and flowers are not.

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    URGENT!!!

    its down to the SIGMA APO 70-300(2nd hand,abt 3mths old,with warranty) and a brand new NIKON 70-300 G.

    i have asked quite a few ppl and all have varying opinions. namely:
    1. sigma has better picture quality
    2. but sigma is light and plasticky and the focus ring seems to be loose

    so which is which? have to make a decision by sunday night!!!
    pls help

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    go to the shop with your camera and ask to see both lenses,
    mount them on your camera and test shoot
    Feel the difference and choose one.

    If you do not plan to do big enlargements then the Nikon will do,
    Cheap, good, light and looks nice. 2nd hand can get below $200

    Sigma has better image quality and I think can focus nearer.

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    i dun have a cam bag yet.

    will be getting on sat or wat. u think if i go CP they will allow me to try with one of their D70s? so i dun have to bring down mine?
    Last edited by wainism; 4th February 2005 at 12:22 PM.

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    Normally the guys at CP are very friendly and will let you try out, but I think its best to bring your own camera to try out. The Sigma is one of the best value for money starter lens around, should be able to last you till you buay tahan espn's buy buy buy

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    i already buey ta han liao!

    bo bian, i got my D70 from him. think he downloaded some kind of BUY BUY BUY virus into the cam and i caught it liao

    lucky i not some rich kid, if not by now, i would have spent dunno how much liao,

    but then again, unlucky that i m not some rich kid, then whole day only can fantasise abt the VRs, the SB800s, the .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainism
    i dun have a cam bag yet.

    will be getting on sat or wat. u think if i go CP they will allow me to try with one of their D70s? so i dun have to bring down mine?
    No camera bag no problem, any bag will do , just don't bang it against things, if you kiasu then wrap put sponge inside.

    As said by sputter, it is best to bring your own camera body,
    test shoot the same stuff with the same settings then you can go back and compare the pictures.

    After all, it is the pictures and not the equipment, that photography is all about.

    If you have top-of-the-line equipment but cannot take nice pictures then how?

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    hi,

    read that the SIGMA thread is 58mm and NIKON 62mm

    does this mean that i need to get seperate filters for my SIGMA and NIKON lenses?

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    of cos
    UV is to protect your lens (in digital SLR) you should buy 1 UV filter for each lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by latmo
    of cos
    UV is to protect your lens (in digital SLR) you should buy 1 UV filter for each lens
    Actually UV filters were created to filter out UV rays that could create hazy effects on film.

    Also the UV filters provide a means of protection on the frontline for the lenses'.

    It's not really meant for DSLRs only, since DSLRs aren't affected by the UV filter so can't really say it's meant for DSLRs heehee.

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    sell the lomos and get a 2nd hand 70-300ED
    sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    sell the lomos and get a 2nd hand 70-300ED
    the super sampler can sell lah, just bought that for fun,
    but the color splash was a bday present, so cant sell...

    the ED...sigh, thats like so much more....

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