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

Started Nov 15, 2012 | Questions thread
azguy Veteran Member • Posts: 7,599
Re: nikon 80-200 f 2.8 or sigma 70-200 f2.8

The 80-200mm 2.8 has been around for a long time, in several versions, and is one of the very best buys on the market.  I was able to pick up a used one for $500 and I value it as one of my most important lenses.  It is built like a tank, the colors that it produces are terrific, the IQ is just a little below the 70-200mm 2.8 VRI, but very good.  I mostly use it for "reach" and for portraits, so the screw drive focus doesn't bother me, although it is fast enough with my D300.

I owned an earlier version of the Sigma, but wouldn't put it on the same par with the Nikon, unless you really need vibration reduction.

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