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ARFF54 Registered since 14th Mar 2006Thu 23-Mar-06 05:24 AM
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"What Lens"


Houston, US
          

After seeing my new D50 kit my mom has decided to get one also. She ordered the kit with the nikkor 70-300 4-5.6 but they do not have it in stock. She got an email from them today giving her some options.

1. wait for the Nikkor to get stocked 2-3 weeks.
2. go with the Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 DG (non APO) Macro
3. get reimbursed 100.00 to her credit card

I do not know what to tell her to do and cant find any comparrisons on the Nikkor vs. the Sigma non APO.

Any advice??

Thanks,

Kelly

  

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Planefreek22 Registered since 27th Jan 2006Thu 23-Mar-06 05:26 AM
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Del Mar, US
          

Is this the D50 Kit (w/ 18-55mm DX) and the 70-300mm or the D50 with the 70-300mm and no 18-55mm DX?

-Matt
http://www.driftingphotographer.com

  

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ARFF54 Registered since 14th Mar 2006Thu 23-Mar-06 05:28 AM
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Houston, US
          

it has the 18-55

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Thu 23-Mar-06 06:45 AM
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eugene, US
          

The Sigma lens is a reasonable substitution.

Go to the 3rd party lens forum for more details. (Personally I like Tamron over Sigma and Tokina is my second choice)

The Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina I believe have metal mounts while the Nikon G has a plastic mount.

The Sigma, Tamron, tokina also have a f-stop ring that is useless on a D camera but it is there anyway and it must be locked for best results.

ledmun

  

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BUPA Registered since 22nd Mar 2006Sun 26-Mar-06 05:51 AM
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DUBAI, AE
          

I GOT THE 70-300 G LENSE FROM NIKON ,I KEEP IT ON MY D50 ALL THE TIME , THE LENSE DELIVERS NICE SHARP IMAGES ,BRILLIANT COLORS BUT THE FOCUS IS SO SLOW ( I DONT CARE CAUSE I USE IT FOR PORTRAITS ) IT IS SO CHEAP , ILOVE THAT LENSE AND AFTER ALL ITS A NIKON AND IT WORKS FINE ON THE D 50 , YOU CAN GET THE ED VERSION BUT YOU LL PAY MORE THAN DOUBLE THE PRICE FOR THE SAME IMAGE QUALITY ,BUT BETTER BUILD AND WITH A FOCUS RING AND APRETURE CONTROLS

  

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