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Nikon AF-S vs. Sigma HSM


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nikon_kid Basic Member
Thu 28-Jun-01 08:53 AM

Hey everyone,

i have the nikon 80-200/2.8 now and am looking to get the 300/4 af-s. i'd also love to get the af-s version of the 80-200. i do almost all sports photography and therefore need the speed provided by the af-s. i just became aware of sigma's line of lenses with the HSM. Is this comparable to nikon's af-s or is it slower and just a marketing gimmick? I'd be more than willing to trade in my nikkor 80-200 for the sigma 70-200/2.8 hsm if it's a good lens. it's loads cheaper and looks nice. also i was considering sigma's 300/4 af-s and maybe a 1.4x tc to give me a 420/5.6 Any suggestions? I would hate to pay extra $$$ to have Nikon on my lens... I know they make quality products but it seems as technology continues to improve, third-party manufacturers are catching on and making equal competition.