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    Originally posted by scanner
    Anyway back to the topic, doe sanyone here encounter any problem with the 70-200/2.8 HSM len?
    i've got the sigma 70-200... no problems with it so far... works beautiful. in fact someone just commented how silent the focussing was (and he's using a AF-D 80-200 nikkor)...

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    Originally posted by Kho King


    Sigma new around S$1200, used around S$850. Who says Nikon has better resale value?
    You want good resale value? There's only one brand. Leica.

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    Originally posted by tomshen

    1.6k with a normal 86mm UV filter from John 3:16. Optically it's good, at least very sharp and contrasty. A good buy to me. But u should be aware that this lens should be used on top of a stable tripod and good ballhead at all time (unless you are very strong). Samples? hehe, do a search with my id after 13/07/02, u will be finding lots of animal shots...
    Thanks a lot, Tom.

    Hmm.....this will give me good reason to save up now.

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    How does Sigma actually compare up with Tamron, Tokina and Cosina and the rest?

    Which is better? (Besides Canon of course)
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    Originally posted by andretan
    How does Sigma actually compare up with Tamron, Tokina and Cosina and the rest?

    Which is better? (Besides Canon of course)
    Tokina. At least in terms of build, Tokinas can't be beat.

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    Originally posted by NitroTech
    So Scanner........ it's a no brainer!!! When are you buying it? Go together lah!!! Nikkor 80-200mm!!!
    Buy Sigma 70-200 mm HSM = No brainer!!!
    Buy Nikkor at least got brain...hmmmm
    Must consider whether to have brain or dun wan it.

    Thanks all for your precious opinions.
    Must sit down and think over it..........

    BTW, NitroTech when U planned to get this len?
    Last edited by scanner; 9th September 2002 at 11:01 PM.

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    Originally posted by scanner



    BTW, NitroTech when U planned to get this len?
    Maybe mid-October...... How? got one solid month to think.....


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    hey guys enlighten me abt what would be a good 35-70mm(around there lah!) lens to get?

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    Originally posted by NitroTech


    Maybe mid-October...... How? got one solid month to think.....

    One month to think.....everday???
    Hmm.....wait my hair become white.....

    NitroTech, dun you wan to consider the Sigma len?
    Sigma 70-200 HSM APO cost around $1300
    Nikkor 80-200 AFS cost around $2800.

    Wow!!! A difference of around $1500....can buy another good and decent len liao......must think very hard now...

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    Originally posted by Joshua T
    hey guys enlighten me abt what would be a good 35-70mm(around there lah!) lens to get?
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...threadid=12385

    check out the thread. Dunno whether it's been sold yet.

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    Originally posted by scanner


    One month to think.....everday???
    Hmm.....wait my hair become white.....

    NitroTech, dun you wan to consider the Sigma len?
    Sigma 70-200 HSM APO cost around $1300
    Nikkor 80-200 AFS cost around $2800.

    Wow!!! A difference of around $1500....can buy another good and decent len liao......must think very hard now...
    What the $^#^$&^%^ are you doing up at 4am???

    I have 3 lenses in mind actually....
    1. Sigma 70-200 HSM APO
    2. Tokina 80-200mm f/2.8 ($1040)
    3. Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D (not AFS, but the AFDn)

    Don't get the AFS one lah, the AFDn will do just fine..... I was also thinking of the AFS one but then I thought... the difference of $1300+ could get me the Coolpix 4500 with balance to spend on accessories.

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    Originally posted by NitroTech


    What the $^#^$&^%^ are you doing up at 4am???

    I have 3 lenses in mind actually....
    1. Sigma 70-200 HSM APO
    2. Tokina 80-200mm f/2.8 ($1040)
    3. Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D (not AFS, but the AFDn)

    Don't get the AFS one lah, the AFDn will do just fine..... I was also thinking of the AFS one but then I thought... the difference of $1300+ could get me the Coolpix 4500 with balance to spend on accessories.
    'buy buy buy

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    Originally posted by Joshua T
    hey guys enlighten me abt what would be a good 35-70mm(around there lah!) lens to get?
    Best one would be Nikkor AF 35-70 f/2.8D, but that costs about $1k new. Used ones can be had for as little as $500 odd. But 35-70 isn't a very nice range, a bit 'not here not there' and can be covered with a 50.

    28-70 is a nicer range. Camera Workshop has a 28-85 f/3.5-4.5 for $380 which is supposed pretty good optically. There's also a 28-80 f/3.5-5.6 (non-G) which is supposed to be good also.

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    Originally posted by Bluestrike
    'buy buy buy
    will go together lah, then you can buy your EOS 3 at the same time ok??

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    I've used both Sigma 105mm and Canon 100mm macro before. Both are optically just as good. You will need super super super precise instruments to tell them apart.

    I've also used the Sigma 70-200mm and Canon 70-200mm f2.8. Canon has slightly better colour contrast. As for sharpness, both are very sharp at all focal length.

    I've used Sigma 24-70mm EX and Canon 28-70mm f2.8. The Canon is definitely better than the Sigma in this zoom range. However, the Sigma is not very far off.

    I've used Sigma 15-30mm and Canon 16-35mm f2.8. For this wide angle range, the Canon is sharper and more contrasty. However, the Sigma is already a very good performer and it has lesser distortions.

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    Originally posted by NitroTech


    will go together lah, then you can buy your EOS 3 at the same time ok??
    mai lah....
    EOS 1v better....
    hehhehheheee

    buy buy buy

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    Originally posted by ckiang

    For Canon users, the 70-200HSM is a nobrainer. The L version cost too much, and the 70-200HSM becomes a very viable alternative.
    These days, the Canon 70-200/2.8L is available cheap on the used market after the image stabilized (IS) version came out. I've seen 70-200/2.8's selling for $1400+

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    Originally posted by NitroTech


    What the $^#^$&^%^ are you doing up at 4am???
    I'm someone who work and eat during the night where most ppls are asleep.....

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    Originally posted by scanner


    I'm someone who work and eat during the night where most ppls are asleep.....
    Anyway, i will be trying out the Sigma 70-200mm this weekend (my colleague's) and will let you know what i think abt it. Wonder if you know how the Tokina 80-200mm performs?

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    Originally posted by NitroTech


    Anyway, i will be trying out the Sigma 70-200mm this weekend (my colleague's) and will let you know what i think abt it. Wonder if you know how the Tokina 80-200mm performs?
    Great! Do let me know the performance!
    Hmm....wonder do I have any chance of toying with the HSM version as well as the Nikkor AFS version and also the AF version?

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