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What tele-zoom on the D700

MChalcaft

US
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MChalcaft Registered since 07th Jul 2009
Tue 07-Jul-09 11:55 PM

I'm budgeting for a D700 in the near future. I would like to add a 70/80-200mm zoom to my lens collection. Not sure I can justify the cost of the Nikon lens. Anyone here use the Sigma 70-200mm on a D700 and what have been the results. I'd likely use it for some wedding and/or portrait work.

Thanks,

MC

Nikon D300, D80, 18-135mm, SB800, SB600
Tokina 28-80 f2.8, 100mm Macro f2.8
Sigma 50mm f1.4

Garrett Hayes

Lucan, Ireland, IE
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#1. "RE: What tele-zoom on the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

Garrett Hayes Gold Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2004
Wed 08-Jul-09 05:13 AM

Would you consider the Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G AFS-VR?
Not the most expensive, easy to carry around and while a little slow, it does have VR and so you can hand hold at slower speeds.

GH

BillCoughlin

Leesport, US
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#2. "RE: What tele-zoom on the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

BillCoughlin Registered since 12th Nov 2008
Wed 08-Jul-09 11:58 AM | edited Wed 08-Jul-09 12:00 PM by BillCoughlin

I don't have experience with the Sigma on my D700, however, I did rent it when I was shooting with Fuji S5. I got some very good results, although I did use monopod 90 percent of the time. I now have a 70-200 and where possible I use the monopod. Hopefully somebody with experience with this lens on a D700 will respond. Although I do not have experience with the Nikon 70-300 VR, I agree with Garrett that you may want to consider that instead. Besides, that would make a good 'walking around' lens on the D700. Good luck with the decision. How about renting it for a few days to see what results you get, and how you like it.
Bill

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lofling

SE
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#3. "RE: What tele-zoom on the D700" | In response to Reply # 1

lofling Registered since 18th Jun 2008
Wed 08-Jul-09 08:10 PM

>Would you consider the Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G AFS-VR?
>Not the most expensive, easy to carry around and while a
>little slow, it does have VR and so you can hand hold at
>slower speeds.

It is a great lens, has VR, but is not fast glass.

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