Rol From Germany, joined Feb 2000, 76 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5566 times:
I'm considering to buy a new lens for my D 90, which should be a notch above my lens which I have since 2001: Sigma 70-300 1:4-5,6 D APO Macro Super (at that time about 250-300 %u20AC). But the quality is too low to achieve a reasonable standard for this database now.
So I'm veering between:
Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm 1:3,5-5,6 G ED VR II (850-900 Euro) or
Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm/4-5,6 G IF ED (550 Euro)
or yet a Sigma lens? Perhaps
Sigma 4,5-5,6 120-400 OS APO HSM? (750 Euro) or the new one
Sigma 4-5,6/70-300 DG OS (400 Euro)?
The price could be in a range between 500 and 900 Euro.
Dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2934 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5560 times:
You need to consider the focal lengths you use most of the time, that will aid in assessing the best lens for you. You've listed a pretty wide range of focal langths there from 18mm - 400mm!! If you want something that wide, the 50-500 will be ideal (I use one) but if most of your shots are taken at say 100-200, then a 70-200 might be best.
Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
Ruudb From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5519 times:
I don't know about the quality of the Sigma, but the Nikkor 70-300 is a great lens considering the price, it is true it becomes softer at the high end but it is the same for nearly all zoom lenses. The Nikkor 18-200 isn't worth considering in my opinion, it is not the sharpest lens Nikkor made in it's history.
Kanepjk From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5463 times:
I've got a D90 as well. I use the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 and add the 1.4 tele extender when I need a little more range. I have been very happy with that combination on the D90. I've considered moving up to the Sigma 100-300 f4 but haven't convinced myself yet.