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Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:31 AM

:blink: Need opinons! Any thoughts on which is better? :rolleyes:

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:51 AM

Jazz not to be a pain but Nikon has two models 70-300(G model and AF-D ED model) and Tamron has 2 maybe 3 unsure. Plus Nikon has a 75-300 that is an older model but can be had new still from several online USA retailers. Jim

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 10:50 AM

Tamron have a new 70-300mm out any time now. Their previous 70-300 was a very good budget buy. I used one on a Canon 10d and liked it enough to buy a Nikon fit when i purchased a D70. Very lightweight and seemed to retain f4.5 to around 275mm. A bargain at the priceif you don't expect the earth! Down side was the odd case of purple fringing in sunlight. I've got one of the old 75-300mm Nikkors - very long in comparison to modern zooms, metal bodied but not too heavy as it's not that fast. It has the advantage of a limiter so you don't find the af going through it's whole range. Quite a good buy if you can find one - feels very sturdy. Again I've had a tiny touch of purple on some images. Can't beat sigma APO glass for avoiding that.
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 03:15 PM

Tamron have a new 70-300mm out any time now. Their previous 70-300 was a very good budget buy. I used one on a Canon 10d and liked it enough to buy a Nikon fit when i purchased a D70. Very lightweight and seemed to retain f4.5 to around 275mm. A bargain at the priceif you don't expect the earth! Down side was the odd case of purple fringing in sunlight.
I've got one of the old 75-300mm Nikkors - very long in comparison to modern zooms, metal bodied but not too heavy as it's not that fast. It has the advantage of a limiter so you don't find the af going through it's whole range. Quite a good buy if you can find one - feels very sturdy. Again I've had a tiny touch of purple on some images. Can't beat sigma APO glass for avoiding that.


Thanks, when I was testing the tamron, I noticed the purple fringing as well. What is the cost of the Sigma?
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 04:35 PM

Hello guys, I own the Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO Macro Super II. I purchased it because it was a very good deal on e-bay, and I wanted a reasonably long lens with a metal lens mount that I could pack in a coat pocket. I did not have great expectations for it's optical quality, but I was pleasantly surprised by its performance. I believe that the apochromatic design of this zoom does in fact improve chromatic abberation control. Sigma has a new series of this lens with a DG designation, it has a special coating applied to the lens surfaces to reduce ghosting and attain better color balance than it's predecessors. I can't attest to the improvement because I have not tried it. The Nikon G series of the 70-300mm lens has a plastic lens mount and no aperture ring. The 70-300mm ED series lens has a metal mount and an aperture ring. Of all the 70-300mm lenses, the Nikon ED is the most expensive and probably the best built. By reading reviews of the two Nikon offerings, I have gathered that the comparitive image quality from them is about equal. B&H currently has a demo 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO Macro Super II like mine for $209.00. They are selling the Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO Macro DG for 219.00. Lee

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 12:36 AM

Thanks Lee..do u experience the purple fringing as well in sun light? B)

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 11:26 PM

I will post a shot or two from the Sigma 70-300mm when I return home on Sunday. I really don't recall an excessive fringing problem with it. Lee

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 04:32 AM

Okie Dokie...anticipating your views! :rolleyes:

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