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

Started Nov 15, 2012 | Questions thread
Michael Benveniste
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Re: nikon 80-200 f 2.8 or sigma 70-200 f2.8

rhaikenking wrote:

hi,im an medium level photographer i use a nikon d90 my favorite subject is sports photography action photography and food photography and im planing to buy a lens and i cant decide which is is better of the two lens considering that the nikon 80-200 f 2.8 is a bit cheaper than the sigma 70-200 f 2.8 i wanted to know which of them would you prefer... hoping for a reply any input is much appreciated

Which Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 are you looking at?  There have been so many different versions of this lens I've lost count.  My one spot of advice about buying new Sigma lenses is to make sure you'll want to use them for a long time -- resale value can drop quite quickly.  (On plus side, I paid silly money for a very nice used Sigma 180mm f/3.5 as a result.)

For food photography, I'm concerned you'd be running up against the minimum focus limits of either of the current models of these lenses.  The same is true of either Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR models.

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