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roynesbitt1973
I am after a new telephoto lens. Most probably 70-200 f2.8 I know there are a few about. The sigma, Tamron and Nikon (its for a Nikon camera if you hadnt guessed). I am wondering if anyone has any of these lenses and can give there opinion on them. I think the Nikon option might be out my price range BUT there are so many different models out varying so much in price i am unsure which to go for. i.e an older Nikon one or a newer Sigma.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as i dont want to just jump into this. I have also seen a Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 for sale but i dont think i will get it for my price bracket but fingers crossed.

roynesbitt1973 , Photographer  posted on 20/03/2011 12:39:49   Posted 125 times

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cerityimages
Guess which lens:
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cerityimages , Photographer  posted on 26/03/2011 20:52:46   Posted 32 times

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Epiphone
No idea but what a stunning image!
Epiphone , Photographer  posted on 26/03/2011 21:29:05   Posted 32 times

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roynesbitt1973
Have to say the same...not got a clue but excellent image
roynesbitt1973 , Photographer  posted on 26/03/2011 21:37:10   Posted 125 times

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cerityimages
It's the Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR I.  1/320th sec at f7.1 @ 70 mm and ISO 3200  hand held


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cerityimages , Photographer  posted on 26/03/2011 23:17:40   Posted 32 times

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cerityimages
He's another on the same lens. 200mm ay f2.8 ISO200 1/4000th hand held
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cerityimages , Photographer  posted on 26/03/2011 23:23:20   Posted 32 times

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roynesbitt1973
What camera is it. There is no noise at all at such a high ISO. Excellent pics though.
roynesbitt1973 , Photographer  posted on 26/03/2011 23:28:51   Posted 125 times

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cerityimages
This is how the same lens performs in studio
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cerityimages , Photographer  posted on 26/03/2011 23:28:53   Posted 32 times

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Roy:  its the Nikon D700.  For urban street shooting from the hip I set ISO 6400 as my AUTO ISO setting.

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cerityimages , Photographer  posted on 26/03/2011 23:36:44   Posted 32 times

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cerityimages
This is one of my favourites. 135mm and f4.5 ISO 220  1/2000th.
I just love the way this lens picks up the wrap of light around the lips and filtrum.
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cerityimages , Photographer  posted on 26/03/2011 23:41:02   Posted 32 times

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adnankhan
Maybe you want to look at this post of mine
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http://www.net-portfolio.com/Posts/7972/+Nikon+50mm+18+Lens+Test+/



I used NIKON 50Mm 1.8 lens. You can get that lens under £100 and it's sharp and works well on digital cameras as manual and autofocus!
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adnankhan , Photographer  posted on 27/03/2011 22:14:47   Posted 17 times

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ianmacfadyen
Oh dear, think I'm in the minority here! - going to stick my neck out and say, many photographers who aspire to a f2.8 lens will find it conspicuous, unweildy and unpleasantly heavy. Some of the images shown here are stunning, but it says as much about the phototographer as it does the lens, I'm sure they could equally have been taken with an f4 lens. I realise the query refers to Nikon lenses, but Nikon no doubt has a similar range to Canon does it not? I recently had the straight choice of buying a 2nd-hand f2.8L or a new f4L for the same price, - I tried both, plumped for the f4. Far more practical in every respect, most of the time you'll stop down a bit anyway. It's a bit like choosing the GT model of a car, you find that the performance requires you to endure a stiffer suspension & less comfort!      
ianmacfadyen , Photographer  posted on 29/03/2011 09:54:11   Posted 82 times

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cerityimages
Ian,

I do not know much about latest Canon lenses, although my favourite all rounder was the 24-105 F4.0L IS before I switched to portraiture. I know a lot about the Nikon lenses however and results show the 200mm f2.8 prime far outstrips the 200mm f2.8 zoom, which inturn far outstrips the f4.0.  The technique to get the best out of these lens is important, then differences can be seen. But in most chat on lenses, nobody ever mentions the camera sensor or the output standards accepted. I use an Fx sensor, sometimes heavily crop (as in above examples), and output up to 16" x 12" prints. 

On a cropped sensor it becomes a different dynamic. Also the Dx sensor sometimes makes the 70-200mm an impractical all rounder. 

The 200mm zoom has a sweet spot starting at f3.2.
The f4.0 sweet spot is nowhere near f4.0
There are significant colour and vibrance differences too.
For sensor contamination, consider construction and breathing also.

If shooting with studio lights, on Dx sensor, and high DOF preferred then the f4.0 is fine. 
 
In the end, its all down to budget and usage.


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cerityimages , Photographer  posted on 29/03/2011 10:57:07   Posted 32 times

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dirttydogg
hi, I have a sigama 70-200, its a wicked lens and apart from my 15-30mm its on the camera most of the time and is half the price of the nikon, i must say the nikon is faster needless to say. will post a few shots when i get back.
dirttydogg , Photographer  posted on 23/08/2011 12:05:45   Posted 15 times

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nwpp
Saddest thing I ever did was get rid of my Canon 70-200 2.8 IS USM

BEST LENSE I EVER OWNED

great for studio, portrait, weddings, awsome range and pin sharp... loved it... gotta stop now before I cry Member Image


Cheers

Big Nige

P.S - I'm waffling again aren't I

nwpp , Photographer  posted on 23/08/2011 18:38:59   Posted 544 times

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dirttydogg
did a wedding at the weekend and had it on most of the time, crisp len! seperates your subject nicely (spot any miss spellings ooops!) for my level at the moment siga is more than up to the job.
dirttydogg , Photographer  posted on 23/08/2011 18:59:21   Posted 15 times

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