I own the D200 and have a Sigma DG 70-300 mm 1:4-5.6 already.
a co-worker of my husband is offering a like new Sigma EX 120-300 mmD 1:2.8 APO lens for $800.00.
We have taken lots of pictures with both lenses and they seem very similar in the qualilty of pictures. The EX is faster and requires less light, but is 9 lbs and would require a mono pod most of the time. The DG is the size of a pop can, but requires more light and a tripod for best quality pictures.
I would like any opinions/comments regarding this offer.
Thanks so much,
#1. "RE: Would you do this?????" | In response to Reply # 0hedgelux Registered since 14th Dec 2005Sat 25-Aug-07 02:02 PM
It seems a good offer to me.
My only comments would be:
1. there were different generations of 120-300/2.8 - I don't know them all. Some, even recent ones, required an update in the lens firmware to work properly on a D200. Not all (especially older ones) are updatable and therefore I would advise you to be cautious and check.
2. to make full use that lens, you will have to invest in a good (meaning heavy and expensive) tripod and a tripod head for long lenses (Wimberley ?). It can (and will) add a lot to the bill but, on the other hand, is a "lifelong" investment.
These issues have been discussed extensively in the 3rd party lenses forum and I'd recommend you to have a look over there (search).
Derek (Nikonian in Luxembourg)