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    Opinion on a 70-200mm f2.8 vr ii

    Hi everyone,
    I am in dilemma in deciding whether to invest in a 70-200mm f2.8 vr ii lens to be used with my Nikon D90.
    Or should I look into a sigma 70-200mm f2.8 hsm?
    I am more a hobby photographer. Occasionally I take pictures for my church camp/functions, wildlife, outdoor and portraits.
    Appreciate your inputs and advice.

    Cheers

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    Find a 2nd hand vr1
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    What kiwi might be trying to say is that the only clear difference between the VR1 and VR2 (aside from the improved VR) is around the edges. As you have a D90, you don't use the edges, so you miught as well save the money and get a VR1 second hand.
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    Might be

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    Thanks for that suggestion guy. I will look into it now and see how much is vr i costing atm.
    What's the different between the two? (vr ii vs vr i)
    Can i also get input from those that used both version (vr i and ii) before?
    Thanks ppl

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    If you do a search that topic has been discussed plenty

    On a crop body though there is little practical difference AFAIK

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    ive ordered a current one off ebay... hoipefully on the way 21st present ftw!

    as the others have said though, id be looking for a vr i

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    Nikon glass is at a premium for reason and the pro use it for that reason,clear crisp and clean but second hand will be more that sigma brand new,
    even the O/S version of the sigma.I would do the way of second hand,this is in demand VR1

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigmatic View Post
    ive ordered a current one off ebay... hoipefully on the way 21st present ftw!

    as the others have said though, id be looking for a vr i
    Do you mind if you could message me the price and seller?

    Thanks Enig

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    Sigma 70-200 OS HSM but not online. They have various issues. You want to see the lens b4 u pay

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    Nikon still make a 80-200 non VR....... great lens

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    Thanks guys for your input. FYI DWI has increased vrii by another $55...
    Now I have to choose between the vrii or a SB700... I got a mate's engagement coming up soon (in 3 weeks) and I want to take the opportunity to take some photos for him (as he didnt hire any photographer). Party will be in the arvo from 3pm onwards at his parent's place. Should i get a vrii or a sb700 before the party? dilemma dilemma... (if only i can afford both)...

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    Hire for the party, buy for long term

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    Indoors or backyard. On DX you won't get much mileage from a 70-200/2.8 indoors (unless they live in a mansion).
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    you have to own a flash
    buy the sb700 1st
    that's also less likely to have issues than a lens from online

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    the sigma 70-200 OS HSM is a great lens..delivering very sharp images..the HSM is also very good..if you cant stretch for a nikon 70-200 you will still have a great lens.
    the Nikon is just better...sharper and with better contrast.....the VRII is not only better around the edges..but also sharper than the VR 1 at the 200 mm FL..but its a premium price.....I almost bought a sigma...but kept telling myself that I bought a nikon body so I could access their glass and for no other reason ...so with that in mind I had to buy it

    the 70-200 VRII coupled with my 17-35 F2.8 is all the glass I need for the Mo......and they will see me through many more bodies to come
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    Got your pm Enig! Cheers for the info!
    Last edited by monsters; 22-09-2011 at 12:03am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaction View Post
    you have to own a flash
    buy the sb700 1st
    that's also less likely to have issues than a lens from online
    I did thought of that too cause flash always come in handy especially in indoor and low light situation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo1965 View Post
    the sigma 70-200 OS HSM is a great lens..delivering ...
    I think I am more leaning towards Nikon vr ii instead of sigma... managed to convince my mrs. haha
    But I agree with you on the sigma's performance. It's very good for that price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by monsters View Post
    Got your pm Enig! Cheers for the info!
    no worries matey

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