Ruudb From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 167 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9246 times:
I cannot really tell you anything about the Sigma, but the Nikon 300 is a great lens and it works well with a tc, the 70-300mm lens isn't too bad either at least in the range from 70-200 and a bit plus mm's. The only thing you got to think about is do you need a zoom or would a prime be ok for you, it isn't possible normally to take side on shots. So if that is your goal, don't buy a prime.
Alberto Riva From United States of America, joined May 2002, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9181 times:
I've said it before and am saying it again -- the 300/4 is a phenomenally good lens for its price.
Ruud is right about the TC. I've even put a TC-20 on it to achieve a 900mm equivalent and to my amazement it autofocused (using the center AF sensor, wide area, on a D200.) Of course the autofocus is sloooow with a 2x and you need a decent tripod. If you don't need to zoom, and if you ask me most people don't, get the 300.
I don't know the Bigma at all, but I've had Sigmas and either loved them or found evident quality flaws. With a Nikkor prime you won't have to wonder if you got a good copy or not.