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Nikkor vs. Sigma, Price and performace

cdunn

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cdunn Registered since 28th Jun 2004
Fri 10-Sep-04 01:52 AM

Hey all, I just priced out two lenses for weddings, a 27-70mm f/2.8 and a 70-200mm f/2.8.. I priced one set from Nikon and one from Sigma..

The total for the Nikkor glass is:
70-200: $1420
27-70: $1330
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Total: $2750


The Sigma lenses:
70-200: $800
27-70: $410
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Total: $1210

A difference of $1540!!! Now, I don't mind spending the extra $$$ if what I get for that money is something I will use, or can see.. I plan to use the lenses for weddings, and some family vacations, family portraits, landscapes, etc... The primary use is for weddings... In the end, what would I really see thats different in the end product thats worth the extra $1540?? Any ideas??

The camera behind the lense is a D70, and I use an SB800 with a Custom Brackets frame.. I'm a newbie at this, and I would really hate to spend that extra $$$ not knowing what my return is.. Anyone have thoughts on this?? Thanks in advance!!

Weddings would only be a side line by the way.. I have a full time job in software that keeps me busy... My time behind the camera is otherwise a labor of love, and not a profession.. I'm not that good yet.

-Charlie

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Phil 4:13

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