View Full Version : Sigma 70-200 f2.8 lens with vibration reduction.
21-03-14, 11:36 AM
I have given up on my aspiration to own the Nikon 70-200 f2.8 to much money for the use I would get. So now I am on the brink of purchasing the Sigma Lens, all I have read is good so far, I just want the final push from some one who is using one to make me move, any one out there got one.
21-03-14, 09:32 PM
Sorry Mike, never used this lens ,but from what I've read It looks a good buy
22-03-14, 07:35 AM
Thanks Graham so far nothing bad has shown in my research. There are plenty on ebay so I will monitor prices used.
I have tried the canon version nice lens. only problem i had with it was it was very heavy i ended up getting the canon 70-200L f4is and it was only one stop different it dint bother me for what i use for and it goes round the world with me i don't think i would say that for the 70-200
23-03-14, 10:45 AM
Thanks Wave, the weight regularly came up in the cons column on most reviews, yet by whatever manufacturer they have become a wedding photographers favourite....Mike.
23-03-14, 08:10 PM
Watching on ebay has shown the demand for these lenses I dropped out of on auction when it got to £620 second hand, thats close to the new price if you take the VAT off then there was £20.00 postage to pay. Will try one more bid then its a new one for me.
05-05-14, 07:13 AM
Local shop gave me the opportunity to try side by side Nikon and Sigma 70-200 f2.8 lenses, the quality was obvious in the Nikon build. But come the time to download the images from each to my laptop I wasn't able to differentiate between the quality from each lens. As I am not a camera reviewer no target sheets were used just in shop and street photographs, the result of my trials I have bought the Sigma. The descision made purely on price, the money saved will pay for a nice holiday.
05-05-14, 02:42 PM
Congrats on your new lens Mike
11-05-14, 08:41 AM
My thanks to Graham and Wave for their congratulations. Still very pleased with my purchase, but I am feeling the weight whilst walking around ( why didn't Sigma put a hand grip on the tripod foot. ) The weight problem is small, and to overcome it I have ordered a holster bag wich will take the camera with grip, and the 70-200 with hood reversed. We have booked a holiday on the coast in North Yorkshire next month, the bag will allow me to have free hands for icecream and such.
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