nikon 80-200 f 2.8 or sigma 70-200 f2.8

Started Nov 15, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: nikon 80-200 f 2.8 or sigma 70-200 f2.8
In reply to Mac, Nov 15, 2012

Mac wrote:

I would probably lean towards a Sigma 70-200 that has HSM. I believe the HSM in the Sigma would allow you to get more winners.

I am not familiar with Sigma's naming conventions but if HSM is Sigma's version of VR personally IMO it is not really necessary in sports photography. I shoot a lot of sports (http://www.pbase.com/windancer/waterpolo) and I turn off VR whenever I can. The reason being is the subject will be moving and will cause blur because VR tries to slow the shutter. If you are shooting static subjects in low light then I would get HSM or VR etc.

Terry

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