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80-200 f2.8, Nikkor vs. Sigma


Milwaukee, US
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gewe21 Basic Member
Wed 20-Dec-00 07:31 AM

Hi guys
Perhaps this issue have been discussed many times before, but I really need help...
I'm in the market for 80-200mm f2.8 lenses. My picks are Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 ED "two-touch" and Sigma EX 70-200mm f2.8 HSM, because they are comparably priced (Sigma is cheaper by 100 bucks, actually, at BH photo ). I know Sigma uses its HSM motor on the lens, while Nikkor uses the "ordinary" focus drive.
Which one gives better result in terms of picture quality, even if only slightly better ? I've also heard that the focusing of the Nikkor is a bit slow on N80 bodies, is that true ? I'm not into sport/action photography, so focusing doesn't matter that much to me...
So, which one would be the better choice ?
Any help/reply would be much appreciated.


George Oei
Madison, WI
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