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    just get a sigma 70-200 f2.8 2nd hand from BnS if money is the concern, it's ranging from S$600-1000 depend on the version and ur negotiation , and it's a damn good lens...
    sample of the pic taken with sigma 70-200 HSM(version 2 of the sigma 70-200) at F3.5:
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    Quote Originally Posted by willdoang View Post
    just get a sigma 70-200 f2.8 2nd hand from BnS if money is the concern, it's ranging from S$600-1000 depend on the version and ur negotiation , and it's a damn good lens...
    sample of the pic taken with sigma 70-200 HSM(version 2 of the sigma 70-200) at F3.5:
    Thanks for the sample pic and feedback. May I know what focal length is this image taken?
    Reviews of this lens says that image will appear soft at wide open, how are your usage experience thus far at F/2.8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    Thanks for the sample pic and feedback. May I know what focal length is this image taken?
    Reviews of this lens says that image will appear soft at wide open, how are your usage experience thus far at F/2.8?
    taken at focal 200mm.
    2.8 is tad soft but the detail is there, saveable in lightroom or photoshop...
    below are the pic taken at 2.8 at 200mm
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    Thanks man I think I reached my conclusion on this lens. Still hoping for a surprise announcement on the 27th of April..
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    all lenses will be appeared soft at wide open...juz some lenses appear to be less soft.

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    Invest on glass first rather than a body. Jared Polin (FroKnowsphoto), he used a nikon D3000 with a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG MACRO to shoot a concert. The images he took was incredible. Of course he later swotched back to his D3s but you can see some samples images taken with the D3000 near the end of the video.

    Check it out, might be useful if you are still deciding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgdevilzz
    Invest on glass first rather than a body. Jared Polin (FroKnowsphoto), he used a nikon D3000 with a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG MACRO to shoot a concert. The images he took was incredible. Of course he later swotched back to his D3s but you can see some samples images taken with the D3000 near the end of the video.

    Check it out, might be useful if you are still deciding.
    YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdYWIuyqFXM&feature=channel_video_title
    That's the exact video that got me poisoned btw. But I do feel the need of the pro features that I found on D300s, such as MUP mode for long exposure. Good glass should come first, since the D400 is not coming anytime soon, I can still wait for that and get this first. Now only pondering MACRO version or OS version. I'm not going for the macro feature btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    That's the exact video that got me poisoned btw. But I do feel the need of the pro features that I found on D300s, such as MUP mode for long exposure. Good glass should come first, since the D400 is not coming anytime soon, I can still wait for that and get this first. Now only pondering MACRO version or OS version. I'm not going for the macro feature btw.
    hmm...based on your above mentioned in "Blue & Magenta"...clearly reflects the answer already...

    That's follow your "heart" = get the non-macro version...also is better to get "OS"-for Tele-range as it'll somehow benefit in your shooting towards the longer-ends of zoom...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueskye168 View Post
    hmm...based on your above mentioned in "Blue & Magenta"...clearly reflects the answer already...

    That's follow your "heart" = get the non-macro version...also is better to get "OS"-for Tele-range as it'll somehow benefit in your shooting towards the longer-ends of zoom...
    My heart also tells me spending more is a sin. whahaha
    My deal didn't went through.. Gotta hunt for either these 2 glasses again... $1200 or $1700 for either of them is a bit too steep, managable with the help by selling my 70-300mm VR, but still steep...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    My heart also tells me spending more is a sin. whahaha
    My deal didn't went through.. Gotta hunt for either these 2 glasses again... $1200 or $1700 for either of them is a bit too steep, managable with the help by selling my 70-300mm VR, but still steep...
    perhaps it's time for you to recall that we're getting our "incentives" on 1stMay2011...(remember...? Or you so fast clean forgotten liao...??

    How...? Not so bad right, with these 2-thingszz (sell your 70-300 + "incentive" on the way...= Not-so-Steep liao-lor...)

    Anyway, all the best in your coming purchase...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueskye168 View Post
    perhaps it's time for you to recall that we're getting our "incentives" on 1stMay2011...(remember...? Or you so fast clean forgotten liao...??

    How...? Not so bad right, with these 2-thingszz (sell your 70-300 + "incentive" on the way...= Not-so-Steep liao-lor...)

    Anyway, all the best in your coming purchase...
    Oh ya. Great poisonous advice
    Can think about the OS version. I heard the glass is better. 2 FLD & 3 SLD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    Oh ya. Great poisonous advice
    Can think about the OS version. I heard the glass is better. 2 FLD & 3 SLD
    erhem...

    Glad that you've finally self-induced that poisonous-BBB(...read your own above mentioned-underlined texts...)

    Anyway, best of luck in your up coming purchase...
    Last edited by blueskye168; 22nd April 2011 at 03:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    Oh ya. Great poisonous advice
    Can think about the OS version. I heard the glass is better. 2 FLD & 3 SLD
    Hmm... You seem to be buying everything I would like to buy but can't afford to.
    I shall like vicariously through you.
    And yes, I too have been contemplating getting the 70-200 f/2.8 after selling off the 70-300. Now been telling myself I'll save (for a few years (decades?) probably) and buy a 500mm f/4 and a good tripod.
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    Haha.. These are delayed damage. The D400 was my higher priority due to the lacking features in D90, and also dun wish to spend on a D300s now. Now it will be pretty much delayed which allows me to save more money first.

    The 70-200mm, however, is still a ponder upgrade for me. If I manage to kick start my portrait shooting, I'll buy the sigma version. And most probably a grey set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyson View Post
    I've been shooting with the 11-16 on d700. no vignetting at 16mm, and only slight vignetting at 15mm.
    Thanks for the info bro. I assume IQ is ok?
    yes IQ is excellent. As good as if not better than when i used it on DX.

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    Thanks for the info
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