Got What I Paid For

Started Feb 25, 2013 | User reviews thread
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Marius Shanzer Forum Member • Posts: 53
Got What I Paid For

The lens balances nicely with my D700 and focuses well. In a line-up that includes the Nikkor 14-24 & 24-70, this is the weak link. Pictures taken with it aren't in the same league for edge to edge sharpness. Luckily, I rarely need to use it.

It's unfair to compare a $700 lens to the Nikon equivalent which now runs $2100-2400. The updated Sigma is also likely much better. As of 2010, the third party alternative was a Tamron which got excellent reviews for its optics but poor reviews for its focusing. With new models from both Sigma and Tamron, I'm sure one can do much better these days.

 Marius Shanzer's gear list:Marius Shanzer's gear list
Nikon D700 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Tokina AT-X Pro 100mm f/2.8 Macro +4 more
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Telephoto zoom lens • Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha • 589
Announced: Feb 20, 2010
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