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Your opinion on lenses and guide books

Rick_Afonso

Cape Town, ZA
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Rick_Afonso Registered since 09th Nov 2004
Wed 10-Nov-04 07:33 AM

Hi Everyone

I am a new Nikonian, although I have been reading this forum and the site overall for the past month or two.

I have had my D70, including 18-70mm lens and 70-300mm G lens for about a month. I know that opinion is divided on the 70-300 G lens, however I am having great fun using my D70 and both lenses, and I have taken some nice sharp pictures with both lenses. I would like your opinions on which of the aftermarket user guides - Thom Hogan's D70 guide, Dennis Curtin Shortcourses D70 guide and there is a third - although the name escapes me, is the best?

Second -

I would like a bright sharp lens that allows me to photograph sports(Mountain Biking, Cricket, Rugby), portraits, wildlife etc

While I would love to own Nikon VR glass, my budget doesn't accomodate this, given that it would cost almost double the price of the Sigma (here in South Africa)

I have a couple of lenses on my wishlist

1) Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 HSM
2) Sigma 135-400mm F4-5.6

I have read all the reviews I could get my hands on, on both of these lenses as well has getting personal opinions from a couple of friends who own the lenses mentioned. I have used the 70-200 on a friends Canon 10D and was very impressed.

My question is

Which would be a better option
1) The Sigma 70-200 with TeleConvertors (1.4x & 2x)
or the Sigma 135-400?

Thanks in advance.


Regards
Rick Afonso
Cape Town
South Africa

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