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    Do these lens prices sound okay?

    Sigma 70-300mm DG OS Lens Nikon Mount - AUD$215
    Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G Nikkor 55 200 mm VR - AUD$230
    Both new.
    I'm leaning toward the Sigma but if you had to pick one, which one?
    It will be my first lens to go on a D300 for mostly sports.
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    Neither, both too slow...is the sigma hsm ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    Neither, both too slow...is the sigma hsm ?
    No
    Okay I'll keep looking

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    Agree with the bird..

    For most sports 200 and for full field sports 300 will be too short.

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    mate, you really need a 70-200 2.8 or nikon 300 f/4 so you can put a teleconverter on it...at a inch you can use the newer nikon 70-300 ef or vr 70-300 also

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    How about this then..

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    Sigma APO 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM Lens
    Price: AU$743.00

    On the right track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredo View Post
    How about this then..

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    Sigma APO 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM Lens
    Price: AU$743.00

    On the right track?

    too slow unless you plan to have horrible bokeh and only ever shoot sport in the sun.

    one of these plus a tc

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sigma-APO...item45f9e1b507

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    too slow unless you plan to have horrible bokeh and only ever shoot sport in the sun.

    one of these plus a tc

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sigma-APO...item45f9e1b507
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    try to find a second hand nikon 80-200/2.8, or a 3rd party 70-200/2.8
    Thanks,
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    Yip, those too, the non afs Nikon 80-200 is a bit slow re autofocus. But yeah, you can often find the sigmas at a good price especially now people are dumping them to get the new os version i suspect

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    Geez this is confusing.

    Okay, I'll keep going.

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    Oops

    Try to find a good 2nd hand sigma 70-200 or Nikon 80-200 as second choice

    Expect to pay maybe $650 ? You can get the sigma new for $750 which is an absolute bargain

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    I have the Siggy 70-200 MkII (non OS) and it is brilliant on the D300
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    Okay,
    So here is what I am doing.
    My D300 body arrived yesterday - Holy crap what a piece of kit!!
    I'll be ordering a new Siggy 70-200 f2.8 today. (Maybe a smaller version as well if I can find a good deal)
    Battery grip is also on the way.

    In the meantime I have aquired a cheap ($50), bottom of the barrel Nikon 70-200G so I can at least start using this thing this week end.
    I know, I know, its rubbish . . but I'm coming from a P & S so it still looks A-bloody-mazing to me!

    Lets talk Teleconverter please.
    Do they go okay on the 70-200? Siggy 1.4 or 2.0?

    Fred

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    sounding good mate....sigma 1.4tc is fine, dont go the 2.0, its mushy

    im just wondering whether kenko 1.4tc would work, its better as youll later be able to use it on any nikon lens too....i;ll have to look it up..stand by

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    http://blog.nikonians.org/archives/N...er%20Table.pdf

    Yip, get the Kenko 1.4 Pro DG from ebay mate, I can personally vouch for it

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    This is a fun read. We all know what yo are going through Fred. At least you're getting some good advice.
    Cheers, Paul.
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    Daz,
    Thanks for all of this.
    I need some help with settings.
    Should I PM you or continue this thread?
    Fred

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    either, but if you ask here then my answers might help others ?

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