ReneWendt
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Nikon 70-200 mm f2.o or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 ?

Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:03 pm

As much as I like my 200-500mm , I have come to realize that ramp shots and side-on shots can be difficult even at 200mm.
My plan is to purchace something like Nikon 70-200 mm f2.8or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8, to be used on my D500.

Feed-back from photogs that have experience with the lenses would be much appreciated, as would feed-back regarding alternatives.

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Re: Nikon 70-200 mm f2.o or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 ?

Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:48 pm

A 70-200 and perhaps something below that (e.g. 24-70 or fixed 50) would be a great addition to your 200-500. You might also want to consider buying a second body to avoid changing lenses all the time.
I have had the Nikon 70-200 for a decade now (not the latest version obviously) and I use it more than any other lens. Personally I wouldn't buy third-party lenses (i.e. Sigma) but that is mostly personal preference.
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Re: Nikon 70-200 mm f2.o or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 ?

Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:57 am

I have used the Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR since 2009. The Nikon has a solid build and flawless performance over the years. I used a Tamron lens for a few years but had to send it in for repairs (under warranty) on 2 occasions: once for a jammed zoom mechanism and once for dust inside the lens element. Most of the my images on a.net are from the Nikon 200-500 mm f5.6 and the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8.

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Re: Nikon 70-200 mm f2.o or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 ?

Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:37 am

Thank you for the advice, dutch and Jehan.

It looks like the Nikon 70-200 mm is a good choice.
I have read a few reviews that found the lens to be sharp in the middle but somewhat unsharp towards the edges. Anything you have noted?

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Re: Nikon 70-200 mm f2.o or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 ?

Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:46 pm

I would agree with that, especially at wide apertures (2.8-5.6), but since you are not using it on a full-frame camera it's not a big issue in my opinion.
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Re: Nikon 70-200 mm f2.o or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 ?

Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:21 pm

I've never noticed any issues on this matter and definitely nothing that has affected use in aviation photography.

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Re: Nikon 70-200 mm f2.o or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 ?

Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:52 am

I'm a Nikon person and now use an 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom which works well.
 
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Re: Nikon 70-200 mm f2.o or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 ?

Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:44 am

That 18-300 isn't in the same league as the two f/2.8s the op refers to. Besides, he's specified that he's only interested in the two lenses.

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