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bobc4d
09-14-2007, 08:07 PM
I have read differing reviews on the Nikon 180 mm f/2.8 and wanted to see what y'all thought of it.

I am mostly interested in using it to take soccer pics at night in a lit field or indoor volleyball.

thanks for your input

bob

XaiLo
09-14-2007, 08:30 PM
There seems to have been a couple of different versions according to this thread. apparently the latter version was well recieved.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=78&sort=7&cat=12&page=1

rawpaw18
09-14-2007, 08:49 PM
First it is not AFS, leaving you camera motor to do the driving and on the D40it will be manual focus only. Correct me if I am wrong but you need AFS for the D40 to auto focus.
At this price range maybe a zoom like Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM for about $890

hankbeblazin
09-14-2007, 09:18 PM
First it is not AFS, leaving you camera motor to do the driving and on the D40it will be manual focus only. Correct me if I am wrong but you need AFS for the D40 to auto focus.
At this price range maybe a zoom like Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM for about $890

no you are right for a D40 you need AF-S or AF-I. for some people manual focus is a problem but i prefer it over auto focus. especially with the D40 it never seems to focus what you want thats probably because of 3 focal points haha. I love my D40. i think i'm going to get a D200 when the D300 is out. 50 focal points seems kind of excessive

rawpaw18
09-14-2007, 09:27 PM
i think i'm going to get a D200 when the D300 is out. 50 focal points seems kind of excessive

51 points, if it were just 50 I probably would not consider upgrading, but 51
yeah I'm in. Oh hank check your pm

bobc4d
09-15-2007, 08:37 PM
thanks for the replys. I have the 55-200 VR so I would be duplicating the same range with the sigma 7-200 although I would have the speed, 2.8 vs 4, for night time sports shots.

wh0128
09-16-2007, 02:08 PM
Ebay the 55-200 and get the Sigma 70-200 which is half of the Nikkor. You'll fall in love with it, especially the 2.8. I have the Nikkor 80-200 and shooting sports with that f/2.8 has been ideal in low light.