Sigma 70-200 2.8 worth it over Nikon 70-300 4.5-5.6

Started Mar 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Windancer Veteran Member • Posts: 5,477
Re: Sigma 70-200 2.8 worth it over Nikon 70-300 4.5-5.6

D7000newbie wrote:

In what situation will I absolutely need the 2.8 aperture over 4.5-5.6?

Sports for one, the faster lens will offer a narrower depth of field which may be advantageous when taking portraits and wanting to isolate the subject against the background.

I have the 70-200/2.8 Nikkor that I use for photographing water polo and I am very satisfied

Is it just low light fast action or anything low light like concerts?

It can be a huge help in this type of photography

Can I still shoot fast action in good light like birds and air shows?

Sure, your technique will be very important though.

I'm also not sure what do get 200+ if I go with a 70-200 lens.

Personally I have a Nikkor 300/4 to go along with my 70-200 and IMO this is a very good combo, once again see my water polo photos.

Graham Fine Art Photography

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