Choice of 70-200/2.8 or 80-200 2.8

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howielenny
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Choice of 70-200/2.8 or 80-200 2.8
Dec 11, 2012

Hi all,
I'm about to purchase a telephoto in the range of 70-200/2.8 or 80-200/2.8.  With my budget I've narrowed it down to one of three models.

Sigma 70-200/2.8 Apo EX HSM

Tamron 70-200/2.8 DI LD IF Macro
Nikon 80-200/2.8 ED AFD

The Nikon and Sigma are the same price with the Tamron about £50 more. I can't justify spending on a new or second hand 70-200/2.8 VR lens but the three above lenses are all in my budget range. I don't have any issues using third party lenses as I currently own a sigma 10-20mm f4/5.6, Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 and Tamron 70-300mm VC.

I'd love to hear from people who have experience with any of the three lenses and their experience on image quality and performance.

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Cheers,
Howie

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Nikon D7100 Fujifilm X-M1 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II LD IF Macro +6 more
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