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Need Some Opinions on Upgrading Lens

Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:55 am

Hi all,

I am currently shooting with a Nikon D3200 and a 55-200mm VR. I am however finding that the lens is a bit short so I am looking at the Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 DG Macro lens. Would this be a fair upgrade or should I perhaps look at selling my 200mm and going for the Nikkor 70-300? At the moment I'm quite constrained budget wise, hence the attraction of the Sigma lens...

Thanks so much in advance!
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RE: Need Some Opinions On Upgrading Lens

Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:12 pm

Go for the Nikon 70-300VR that's all i can say. Top lens for it's value
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RE: Need Some Opinions On Upgrading Lens

Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:47 pm

The 70-300mmVR Nikkor is a fantastic value. I've had mine over 5 years now and it has produced thousands of sharp, contrasty shots. A bit soft from 280-300mm but for that zoom range I'll take it. I find myself needing 300mm WAY more than I need 55mm. You can always bring the 18-55 along that came with your D3200 if you need that focal length. I would trade in the 55-200 to help finance the 70-300mm, you won't be sorry.
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RE: Need Some Opinions On Upgrading Lens

Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:42 pm

I honestly as a Tamron 70-300mm user would go for that one. Most tests have proved that it is sharper up to 270mm whilst the Nikkor is going bad from 200mm upwards.

I'm using it, know a couple of photographers that have it as well and they all find it better. Once shot with the nikkor one and i wasnt very pleased after comparing the pics with my Tamron.

This: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/983395 proves my point of the sharpness of the tamron against the Nikkor.

[Edited 2013-02-04 11:49:32]

1st pic: Nikkor
2nd: Tamron
3rd: Nikkor
4th: Tamron

(in that forumpost)

[Edited 2013-02-04 11:50:41]
Nikon D90 + Nikkor f4.5-5.6 18-105mm + Tamron f4-5.6 70-300mm

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