Zooms : Nikkor 70-300 G or Sigma 70-300 D APO macro (both 1:4.5-5.6)

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Bert Maes, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. Bert Maes

    Bert Maes Guest


    I'm the (happy) owner of a Nikon F80 with Nikkor 28-105 and Nikkor
    70-300 G lenses. Just got the opportunity to buy a second-hand F50,
    also with lenses (Nikon 28-80 and Sigma 70-300 APO . Since I hardly
    use the zoom lenses, I'm thinking about selling one of them, but my
    doubt is what lens would be best to keep... The Nikkor has the
    advantage of the light weight (when travelling), but the Sigma seems
    to be better build, and has the macro function (although I also have
    that on my nikkor 28-105). The 'G' of the nikkor does not bother me,
    since both my camera's require that you set this on the camera instead
    of on the lens itself.
    What lens would you keep, and why ? optical, durability,... any advise
    is more than welcome. As for the price : there's no difference, I've
    got somebody willing to buy over either one of them for the same

    Thanks in advance,

    Bert Maes, Nov 30, 2003
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  2. Bert Maes

    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Keep the Nikkor - it's better built and will last much longer than the
    Sigma. In fact I would advise against buying the other camera at all. You
    have a good set up now and adding a crippled body, a third rate short zoom
    and a fifth rate long zoom will give you nothing over, or even as good as
    you currently own. Take the money and put it into either an equal quality
    body or some better glass.
    Tony Spadaro, Nov 30, 2003
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