View Full Version : Nikon or Sigma? (70-200mm f/2.8)

28th January 2011, 01:55 PM
Hi Guys,

I'm looking for a telephoto lens for my D90, I am tossing up between the Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 and the 70-200mm f/2.8. You can pick up the 80-200mm f/2.8 for relatively cheap these days however I have only used the old 'push-pull' zoom one and the auto-focus is unbelievably slow. I'm also still finding it hard to spend ~$3,000 for the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, how does it compare to the Sigma has anyone got either?


PS: I'd be using it for Wakeboarding and waterskiing so a quick autofocus would be preferable but not entirely necessary as the skiier is the same distance from the boat at all times.

28th January 2011, 01:58 PM
Hi mate, go for Nikon 70-200/2.8, http://www.d-d-photographics.com.au/nikonslracc.htm

it's one of Nikon's best.

28th January 2011, 02:00 PM
cheaper here


28th January 2011, 02:02 PM
Damn where are these prices coming from!? Are they grey imports? Include warranty?

28th January 2011, 02:03 PM
from what i can tell they are grey imports yes, as warranty is return to them (DWI)

28th January 2011, 02:09 PM
for that price, they are all grey imports.

my friend bought his D300+18-200+35/1.8 all from d-d-photographics.com.au, no drama at all. they have dealer warranty.

I will buy from there in the future when the money is ready,haha...

30th January 2011, 12:07 AM
Try Tamron too. I recently got a 10-24 wide angle and it's great. another site to look up is http://www.bhphotovideo.com/