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Eric S. Lee

Torn between two lenses

Hey There,
I am interested in buying a new lens for my Nikon N90s. I have two sigma lenses (28-80 & 70-300) for the Nikon but I wanted to move to a 80-200 F2.8 so of course I was looking at the Nikon 80-200 F2.8 ED AF zoom and the Sigma 70-200 EX APO IF HSM. My question: Is there a huge difference between the picture quality between these two? I take a lot of portrait shots and I've read that the F2.8 will give greater clarity and quality to portraits. The Sigma is less expensive but if the quality is more advanced in the Nikon, I am willing to go with the Nikon. Please help.

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12/5/2002 8:06:57 PM

Mare    Eric,
Did you buy a new lens and which one did you get?
I have a N90s. Hubby bought for my birthday and was unaware it was discontinued. The store even sold him a G lens which I cannot use in Manual setting. Very frustrating!

I want to take both closups and landscape photos. I was going to purchase a Tamron 28-300/3.8-5.6 as a multi-purpose lens but started having 2nd thoughts after reading that the quality is not the best in full zoom.
So now I am considering a 28-200/3.5-5.6 Tamron and a 28-105/3.5-4.5 Nikon.

Any suggestions?

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8/13/2005 10:17:46 AM

Karma Wilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
  I cannot tell you if Nikon lens is better as I use Canon, but I can attest to the quality and durability of the Sigma 70-200. It is just about my favorite lens. I can also tell you that bench mark tests hold the quality of this lens with it's L-glass equivalent and it is rated almost as highly by users at Fred Miranda as both the Nikon and Canon equivalents.

I love mine. In my gallery my newest entry (Hot Shots) was taken with this lens (at 1600 ISO too! I forgot, again, to turn it down for daytime shots!) Also my photos my little girl in the white dress and my sepia shot of my son fishing, my son in camo fishing, and my son kneeling while fishing. Many others, but those off the top of my head.


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8/13/2005 10:36:38 AM

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