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Old 01-23-2007, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys how yo all doing? I buy 2 cameras nikon D80 and a D50 As a back up camera. I want to buy another lens no Nikon other brand like Sigma, Tamron or Tokina has to be 80mm-200mm, 70mm-300mm or 80mm-400mm but I not sure which to buy . which all yo recommend me.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the Sigma 70-200 f2.8. It is a great lens. Super sharp, fast focus, heavy duty. But the real question is what kind of focal length reach do you need? Is it for Glamour in a small studio or large? Etc.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've had pretty good results with all of the Sigma lenses I've used in the past, as far as focal length, that's up to what you want to use it for.

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Old 01-24-2007, 07:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I going to use the len for three situation At home in the small studio sometime I rent medium or large size sutdio and for outside glamour and wildlife + and maybe in the next three month i going to travel to the caribean ineed that lens one of my friendcall me las night and tolme this new brand of lens Quantaray that I never heard such of brand before.
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Quantaray lenses are made by Sigma for Ritz Camera.

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Old 01-24-2007, 10:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok I Know what brand I going to buy.
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have the Sigma 70-200 f2.8. It is a great lens. Super sharp, fast focus, heavy duty. But the real question is what kind of focal length reach do you need? Is it for Glamour in a small studio or large? Etc.
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I agree with Smith here, the Sigma APO HSM 70-200 f2.8 lens is probably one of my favorite lenses of all time. The only downfall I have found is the lack of VR.

The only good tamron lens I would recommend is the 90mm macro, besides that you couldn't give me a tamron lens.

If the 70-200 lens is to big for you, check in to tokina. They made some killer 28-70 f2.8 lenses (the new stuff sucks) which can be picked up used for 250-350.
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Quantaray lens are bad news as a general rule. Since Sigma makes them, they have to repair them. They have so many that they are having to repair that when you need to send a Sigma lens in for repair, you get long delays because of all the Quantaray lens in the que.
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My philosophy; buy the best lens that you can afford. I also have the SIGMA f2.8 and it is a tank. But, a great lens! If you want to stick with the SIGMA brand, go to the EX series. If you do not want (or cannot afford) a lens in that range, look for a lens that has "aspherical" glass. (Too much to explain in this forum; do some research with the various lens manufacturers) One more suggestion; get the largest "f" stop that you can afford. Larger "f" = faster lens = more expensive. Watch for "deals" on ADORAMA, B & H, and some of the better EBAY sellers for used equipment.If you buy used, make sure that they offer awarranty. An EXCELLENT company to buy used equipment on EBAY is SHUTTERBLADE. Products are as advertised, warranted and there is "no jive" with transactions. Good hunting. (oops, I think that I gave away too many of my secrets)
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I also like the Sigma lenses, and feel the 70-200 f/2.8 is the
best value out there. Especially for sports..
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