Inexpensive 300mm + lens question

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Duane
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Inexpensive 300mm + lens question
Feb 25, 2005

I have a Nikon D70 with the Nikkor 28-200G and Nikkor 70-300G. I have been trying to photograph hummingbirds in my yard, notable a nest that is in one of our trees (see this thread: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=12016963 ). I can not use the 28-200G I have to get to close and would scare the mom. I have tried to use the 70-300G with a tripod, but at 300mm the images are not that sharp.

My question is how are the following two lenes as I would have a budget of under $500 and would like something longer then 300mm.

Sigma 135-400mm 4.5-5.6 Aspherical APO
Tokina AT-X 840 80-400mm AFII f/4.5-5.6

Thank you

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