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    Sigma 70-200mm OS anyone got one?

    Has anyone got one/used one yet? I'm very tempted...

    I can get a good deal on a new one, but I can't find too many photos/experiences from the new one (not the older version, as it is optically different as well as the addition of OS/IS/VR - whatever you wna t to call it!).

    I think I would prefer to buy new over a secondhand Nikon 70-200 VRI (which doesn't cost too much more), due to all the electrics, especially VR,, after a few years use by someone else before I get it.

    Reviews on dpreview paint the Sigma as a big step forward (for them) and pretty close to Canikon equivalents.

    What do you think... Stick with a second hand Nikon, I'm paranoid for no reason, the Nikon is well known to be an excellent lens? OR try the sigma?

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    Just to confuse the issue

    DigitalRev has the new Nikon 70-200 afs vr11 for around $2400 post paid

    it will take the new 2x converter giving real flexibility

    Just my two bobs worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman View Post
    BEN

    Just to confuse the issue

    DigitalRev has the new Nikon 70-200 afs vr11 for around $2400 post paid
    I have seen that and it's very tempting for a top lens. But I really can't justify spending that much on this focal range. I might have to be the guinea pig for some real world use of the sigma, from the specs and MTF charts it's pretty impressive.

    Thanks though.

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    Can i ask how much the Sigma is ??

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    Pretty sure the sigma's around $1700, personally, I'd try and save for the Nikon, I was thinking of replacing my sigma 70-200 with the new OS version, but canon's 70-200MKII has also come down to around $2500, so I'm just going to hang on to mine for a little while longer and get the canon.
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    Norman, I can get the sigma for staff prices (brother works at camera house), which makes it about $2-300 cheaper than a mint second hand VR-I... My thinking at the moment, after reading yet more reviews, etc. is to go with a near new mint VR-I. I just can't justify another 2.5k lens over the $1700 price of VR-I's at the moment, this way I save $800 to spend on something else, without losing any real performance.

    At least that's my thinking this week, we'll see how it goes next week.

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    Well that makes sense Ben

    I sold my VR1 a while ago to a friend going o/s as i was intending to replace it with a VR2 and have not yat done so due to a thousand reasons , but i will get around to it soon

    Let us know how you get on , and post some images

    Good luck mate

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