Old 02-01-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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I was just wondering what zoom lenses you all use on what body? I am looking into getting one to replace one that I currently have, but dont know if I wanna shell out over 2 grand on the 70-200mm VR, or if you all like the 70-300mm? Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-01-2011, 08:36 PM   #2
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I know you specifically said you don't want to spend the money on the 70-200 VR, but if you see yourself staying involved in photography for a long time, save yourself the trouble and just save up until you can buy the pro stuff. I waited way to long to upgrade and have been kicking myself ever since. My mindset is that if I didn't shoot it with pro glass, I might as well not have shot it at all. Yes the difference is that significant.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #3
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I hear you loud and clear. I think I'll be getting the 70-200mm, there are alot of mint condition ones on Ebay that will knock off a few hundred bucks.

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All you Canon guys can leave your witty statements in the main forum.

I was just wondering what zoom lenses you all use on what body? I am looking into getting one to replace one that I currently have, but dont know if I wanna shell out over 2 grand on the 70-200mm VR, or if you all like the 70-300mm? Thanks in advance.

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Well, that was painless.
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I use that 70-200 2.8 VR lens. It works very well and I use it on my D700. I also have the 24-70 2.8 and that's a very good lens also. I've had it for almost two years. I just had a problem with my 24-70. The zoom ring got real sticky and sometimes locks up. It has been sent in for warranty repair. We'll see what happens. I returned it to the store where I bought it and the first thing out of the sale lady's mouth was that I dropped it. No such thing and there isn't a slightest mark on it.

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Very good, thanks! I'm pretty pumped to see some results.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:12 AM   #8
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I'm probably gonna get flamed for this one, but I bought a Sigma 70-200, its a great lens, I was surprised by it; honestly I was sure I was going to hate it when I ordered it. But its a great piece of glass, and it is a ''pro'' lens. Focus motor is faster than my old Nikon 70-300 VR, and the image quality is much better. Its an f/2.8 lens also, It is TACK sharp at all focal lengths and from f/5.6-f/8, no color fringing or anything. I only paid $800 for it....

Honestly the only reason I bought it is just so I could get behind some better glass faster, then get the old Nikon 70-200 VR I... But I may end up keeping it, unless I go full frame one of these days. In that case the 70-200 VRII will be in my future.

I still have my old 70-300 VR, and it was a great lens, just not for low light. Image quality was great for an amateur lens. If you get it, its really soft at f/5.6 at 300mm.

Personally I'm wanting to get the 12-24 and 24-70 Nikkor as part of my kit. Only reason I ''comprimised'' and went with Sigma..

EDIT: Heres the review that swayed me to go with the Sigma lens.

http://froknowsphoto.com/sigma-70-20...iew/#more-2195

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The 17-35 f2.8 is my most used lens it seems like. It's a nice lens for both full frame and crop cameras. It has nice contrast and is sharp.

My other zoom is the 200-400 f4. It's a great lens, but it might be out of the price range you were looking at.

A long time ago I had the 35-70, which was a pretty nice lens for film, no idea how it would work with a digital camera in terms of flare control, etc.

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