nikon dslr sigma lenses

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by out of the ash, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. out of the ash macrumors newbie

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    kindest regards for the information guys. I have my d80 fitted with nikor 18-200 VR and its great, the problem lies with the minister for fun and good times borrowing it, so I thought that the sigma could be an option to put on if she does. there were two that I could get at a very nice price one being the 28-105 and the other a 24-70.
    It is difficult to find lenses at a reasonable price in aust. the VR had a price tag of 1500 aus dollars. great camera and great lens all I have to do is learn to get the best out of it. A job in itself, but a least I can get answers quickly here as opposed to talking to someone foreign that I can't understand. once again thanks
     
  2. ksz macrumors 68000

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    The 28-105 is no longer produced by Sigma, at least according to their web page. On the other hand, the 24-70 f/2.8 is a very good non-professional lens, one that I am seriously considering. However, I am also tempted by the Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 based on superlative comments from its buyers. I have to decide for myself whether the 3-4x price difference is worth it (to use with a future D700). Owners will say it's a lens you buy once and keep for decades because there's nothing left wanting, and it's as good or better than primes in the focal range it covers.

    For a D80, however, the Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 is a wonderful choice.

    As far as your comments about the intelligibility of foreign accents, I don't see how that is relevant. Do you call Sigma's or Nikon's tech support people to help you make a lens choice?
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    So to problem is that you've loaded out the lens and need softhing not to expensive so you can continue to use the D80 body?

    I'd go for the Nikon 18-70. They sell here in the US for About $270. If that is to much go for the 18-55 for $100 less. But you might also want to pick up a 50mm lens. In my opinion the 18-70 will do 90% of what the 18-200 can as most people don't use the long end of the zoom that much.

    The problem is when you get the lens back the 18-70 will be redundant. Buy the 50mm and it will compliment your 18-200
     
  4. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    Ha Ha! I call my wife (affectionately of course) Congress. :) As in a PITA to pass anything by her or get approval for anything through her.
     

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