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    Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 sports advice

    G'day guys and girls, just would like to know if anyone has one of these, or has used on of these lenses on a Nikon dx camera? I've got a d7100 and currently have a sigma 70-200. I'd like more reach and had looked at the nikon 300mm f4 for a bit, but would still like the flexibility of a zoom (i think). Probably looking at using my current 1.4tele and possibly purchasing a 2.0 x tele. Mostly using the lens for trips to zoo's, and would like to get into birding (preferably birds of prey). After reading a number of reviews, it looks like the sigma 120-300 has just about the best sharpness available from a lens, on the d7100, though i'd love it if soeone was to chime in and share their own experience from using one of these combinations.

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    I haven't used this lens, but I think going by what you want and or need .. maybe it is the lens you should get.

    Obviously of the slower aperture xx-400 type lenses maxing out at f/5.6 at the long end don't interest you, then this lens will probably do it for 'ya.

    Are you thinking of getting one new or S/H?
    If new, then just make sure it's the newer Sport series when judging each retailer's price.
    If I had the cash to do it, I'd have one too.
    Nikon D800E, D300, D70s
    {Nikon} -> 50/1.2 : 500/8(CPU'd) : 105/2.8VR Micro : 180/2.8ais : 105mm f/1.8ais : 24mm/2ais
    {Sigma}; ->10-20/4-5.6 : 50/1.4 : 12-24/4.5-5.6II : 150-600mm|S
    {Tamron}; -> 17-50/2.8 : 28-75/2.8 : 70-200/2.8 : 300/2.8 SP MF : 24-70/2.8VC


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    * removed- read the site rules 3-7* have a sale on ATM, the new sports version of the 120-300 is $2970, down from its regular price of $3300. Pretty sure I read that the image quality is supposed to closely rival nikon 300f2.8 prime.
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    From memory, Geoff has one. Maybe send him a PM about it if he doesn't see this post.
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