Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro VS Macro II - Opinions please!

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Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro VS Macro II - Opinions please!
6 months ago

How do the two "Macro" versions of this Sigma lens compare? I've heard that the II is supposed to have improved optics according to Sigma, but I've heard there are reports from users that the first of the two is actually better optically. Has anyone tried both, or found a credible source or side-by-side comparisons they can link to? If there is little to no difference between them I can pick up the first model today in good condition.

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Nikon D7000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Sigma 1.4x EX DG Tele Converter +5 more
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