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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    pisses you off don;t it ? lol
    my other nikon buddy can shoot at 200mm,(with VR), at 1 second with no noticeable blur without leaning on anything. i mean thats just outstanding...not outstanding enuf for me to give up alcohol and coffee though.
    Wow, that means he would be able to shoot 1/8th to 1/16th second without VR at 200mm. That's indeed amazing.
    Your right though, I would rather use a tripod than give up beer .
    Nikon D-50
    // Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

    My website: http://www.dennisdolkens.nl

  2. #22
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    The "rule-of-thumb" is just that - doesn't mean that every shot you shoot slower than 1/focal length is going to be a disaster... you can quite often get away with one or two stops slower, but the slower you go the higher your reject rate is going to be
    D300 | MB-D10

    18-105MM F/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR | 105mm f/1.8 AI-S | 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR | 80-200 f/2.8 | 50mm f1.4 | SB-900 | SB-600

  3. #23
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    so as a conclusion, i should 70-300 and 18-70 Sigma right?

  4. #24
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    Lightbulb Hmmmmm....

    Quote Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
    Wow, that means he would be able to shoot 1/8th to 1/16th second without VR at 200mm. That's indeed amazing.
    Your right though, I would rather use a tripod than give up beer .
    .....maybe we should start a thread on VR with a stubbie rating
    Kev.

    D200~
    24-70mm f2.8 , 50mm f1.8, 70-200 f2.8 VR.more

  5. #25
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    X-Soft... Anyone that really cares, and understands that everyone is on their OWN budget, is not going to tell you what you SHOULD buy. We will hopefully help you see the differences from our different perspectives. Hopefully we can help you avoid a mistake, but ultimately the choice is yours, and the only way this board works, is if people are respectful enough to realize that your lens choice is a result of YOUR personal choice of compromise between quality and price - based on YOUR needs. There is ALWAYS a compromise. If you aren't compromising on price, you will still be compromising between other factors... For instance, you might end up getting 15 primes, and end up missing important shots while you are changing lenses!!!!

    ALWAYS a compromise.
    Nikon D70s
    Nikkor 50mm 1.8D (If you don't have it you need it)
    Nikkor 18-200mm VR II
    SB-600
    Bogen/Manfrotto Tripods/Heads
    NAS (D300, Nikkor 80-200mm (or 70-200mm)f/2.8, Tamron 90mm Macro)

  6. #26
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    no. i meant reletivly to other makers like nikkor and tamron in that price range and lens XXmm , are sigma the best?

  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-SOFT View Post
    no. i meant reletivly to other makers like nikkor and tamron in that price range and lens XXmm , are sigma the best?
    As said before, the Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 APO DG Macro is better than the competing Nikon and Tamron models.

    The Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 Macro has no Tamron equivalent, and it is more or less comparable to the Nikon 18-70. It has less barrel distortion at 18mm, has a macro mode which allows you to get closer to the subject, and it doesnt have the zoom and focus rings mixed up. The Nikon has the silent AF-S motor.

    It is up to you choose.
    Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 macro, Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC EX, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM, Tokina AT-X124 Pro 12-24mm F4, Soligor 1.7x C/D4 DG Teleconvertor, Manfrotto 724B tripod, Canon Powershot S30

  8. #28
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    I just bought the Nikkor 70-300mm VR
    The zoom was amazing when I tested in store, I could see right across the other side of the shopping centre (then again I've never used such a large zoom so perhaps Im easily impressed).
    Cant wait to try this baby out on my new D80

    This lens isn't overly expensive, I can't see why you'd go with an alternative brand when the Nikkor is quite affordable in this case (shame the same cant be said for the 12-24mm...)
    Nikon D80
    Nikkor 70-300mm VR f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
    Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
    Nikkor 50mm 1.8D
    Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro

  9. #29
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    It's pretty much generally agreed that the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG is the best

    does this sigma lense have VR capabilities and what does Sigma and tamron call their "Image stabilization" technology?

    thanks,
    La

  10. #30
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    No, this lens does not have sigma's optical stabilisation system (OS)

    The cheapest lens Sigma makes with OS is the new 18-200 OS. They also have an 80-400 OS and some more expensive telelenses with OS.
    Nikon D-50
    // Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

    My website: http://www.dennisdolkens.nl

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