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Thread: Nikon VR 70-300 f4.5-5.6 or Sigma 70-200 f2.8

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    Red face Nikon VR 70-300 f4.5-5.6 or Sigma 70-200 f2.8

    Hi to all,
    Jus wondering which is better among this two lens.Still cannot decide which is good. Need advise. Thanks.
    :sweat:D200+D300+SB800+SB900+SD-8A+ lightsphere+ N17-55 f2.8+ 50mm f1.8.

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    Default Re: Nikon VR 70-300 f4.5-5.6 or Sigma 70-200 f2.8

    sigma 70-200 f2.8...used by many pros here...but what is the focal length u needed actually?

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    Default Re: Nikon VR 70-300 f4.5-5.6 or Sigma 70-200 f2.8

    see if u need the length or aperature
    then u choose.
    the sigma 70-200 2.8 is heavy

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    Default Re: Nikon VR 70-300 f4.5-5.6 or Sigma 70-200 f2.8

    Was also considering between the two a few months ago. Things to consider are cost, weight and most importanly use cases. If use case is for lower light and fast speed lens then you have little choice. If cost is a consideration that likely you should consider the 70-300 instead as it is value for money for the $600+ cost.

    Have bought the 70-300mm finally after all the above considerations as I have the kit 18-135mm lens already. (else would have considered the 18-200mm overpriced lens instead.)

    Anyway the 70-300 mm VR is quite good for the $$$. Took some picutures at 300mm and they were still clear at 100%. Surely not the $600+ lens level of quality. Cannon will cost $200+ more for the same lens and that lens is not as good and less build quality to me.

    If you like going to the zoo and bright events vs dark events than the 70-300 should be enough.

    Brokeh for the Sigma f2.8 will be much better vs the 70-300mm for sure as well as catching F1 night race would be an advantage. But still think VR is needed with the f2.8 lens. (If only Sigma has some type of VR/IS built-in.)

    Anyway will consider a f2.8 that has VR/IS/OS etc only for that price of over $1.5K lens. Else think it is a little under capable. (Do not have strong stable hands).

    Anyway have fun deciding. Else buy a 2nd hand 70-300mm when someone upgrades. Or just but the 70-300mm first like me.

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