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    Default Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    I am thinking of buying the Sigma 70 to 200 HSM APO Macro. Any comments from users. How close is the Macro ability in comparison with just dedicated Macro lens?

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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by CreaXion
    How close is the Macro ability in comparison with just dedicated Macro lens?
    if looking for true macro...get a dedicated one better...

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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1
    if looking for true macro...get a dedicated one better...
    How is this set of lens for normal zoom usage? Does it have the same quality as the 70 to 200 HSM?

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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by CreaXion
    How is this set of lens for normal zoom usage? Does it have the same quality as the 70 to 200 HSM?
    usually macro lens are prime lens...for example Nikkor 105mm VR is going around for $1300 IIRC..quality wise..prime lens wins..

    sigma one I was quote 1600++ from MS colour...

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1
    usually macro lens are prime lens...for example Nikkor 105mm VR is going around for $1300 IIRC..quality wise..prime lens wins..

    sigma one I was quote 1600++ from MS colour...

    If at $1600, i'd rather get a 2nd hand Canon 70-200mm L. It's about the same price and the optics should be better

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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by midicity
    If at $1600, i'd rather get a 2nd hand Canon 70-200mm L. It's about the same price and the optics should be better
    For Nikon Mount only

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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    well...i suggest you get the lens you need...if going for macro...get the 105VR one...

    if for dual purpose...get the sigma one...

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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by CreaXion
    For Nikon Mount only
    I'm using the Sigma non macro version and I find it good enough for my usage .
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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    For dedicated macro lenses, the maximum magnification is 1:1, meaning that you can work much closer to the subject than zoom lenses with macro ability (e.g. max. magnification for the Sigma 70-200mm Macro is 1:3.5 and the minimum focusing distance is 100cm compared to 1:1 for the Sigma 70mm Macro lens which has a minimum focusing distance of only 25.7cm).

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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    Thanks for all the feedback. Already purchased the lens. Fantastic lens. Since I own both Canon and Nikon systems. The Sigma's focussing is faster than the F4L 70 to 200 in my opinion. Not sure whether fair comparison or not as the sigma is mounted on my Nikon's system

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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by CreaXion
    Thanks for all the feedback. Already purchased the lens. Fantastic lens. Since I own both Canon and Nikon systems. The Sigma's focussing is faster than the F4L 70 to 200 in my opinion. Not sure whether fair comparison or not as the sigma is mounted on my Nikon's system

    then which one is faster if the sigma compared to nikkor AFD 80-200 f2.8 and also AFS 70-200 f2.8?

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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by ykgen
    then which one is faster if the sigma compared to nikkor AFD 80-200 f2.8 and also AFS 70-200 f2.8?
    AFS 70-200 > Sigma 70-200 > AFD 80-200

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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ
    AFS 70-200 > Sigma 70-200 > AFD 80-200
    oh.. so afd is the slowest af lens..

    in term of pix quality? which one is faster?

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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by ykgen
    oh.. so afd is the slowest af lens..

    in term of pix quality? which one is faster?
    erm afd is only slower by very slight bit

    in terms of pic quality... how can it be fast?
    anyway its AFS 70-200 >= AFD 80-200 > Sigma 70-200

    taking that all are good copies and at f2.8

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    Default Re: Sigma 70 - 200 HSM APO or 70 - 200 HSM APO Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ
    erm afd is only slower by very slight bit

    in terms of pic quality... how can it be fast?
    anyway its AFS 70-200 >= AFD 80-200 > Sigma 70-200

    taking that all are good copies and at f2.8
    typo.. not faster but better

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