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Hi am looking to purchase this lens does anyone have it? I have a Nikon D200 and want something that i can do some macro work, also general portraiture of my children - i currently have a Sigma 10-20mm lens
any help, suggestions would be really appreciated
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Ive got this lens for canon and I must say its an excellent lens. Its a bit on the weighty side for me, but not overly heavy.
Its pinsharp, crystal clear and very robust. Ive dropped it several times without ever damaging it. Its got a lovely finish and its a great all rounder.
Ive shot fashion and close up work on it with no problems at all.
Same story here I have had this lens for a few months, Use it on a D200, I'm very impressed with it so far, Take a look at the Dragon fly shot in my PF (( don't be to critical it was my first real Macro shot .. lol )).
Anyhow apart from the superb Macro this lens is super in other areas, And like you I have it in mind to double as a Portrait lens, Comes up at around 105mm on the D200, So should be good.
During my re-search on the lens before I bought it, I actually found a comment saying it was too sharp.........Err...Ugg....No pleasing some people.......Eh!
Normally I don't even consider a Lens that is not made by Nikon, And I did consider the Nikon 105 VR Macro........But Macro is not my main thing, And VR is only any use in Handheld shots, AND the Nikon is well over twice the price.
IF your still wondering about this Sigma, I can certainly agree with Sugarbabe, Tiz a great little lens......Check it out at a camera shop if your really keen.........It's well worthy of parking on the front of my D200 at least.
EDIT; I should mention that I tested it against ( The Legendary ) Nikon 50mm f1/8, OK so my tests can not be called scientific, But the Sigma during my tests appeared to be " Sharper " then the Nikon, Other areas in the same test such as contrast etc came out similar, And in one or 2 shots I'd say the Sigma had the edge.....But seemed consitently sharper than the Nikon, Much to my suprise....!
I use this lens with my Nikon D70s and have been very pleased with the results so far. I use for both macro work and also portraits occasionally and have found it ideal for both. There are a few shots in my p/f that I took using it - the stag beetle one, quite a few of the flower shots and the shot of a girl called Kirsty.
I don't think you'll be disappointed with it. It really does feel like a quality product and delivers the results too in my opinion. I had considered the Sigma 105mm f2.8 but that would have been less useful for the portrait side of things.
Hope that helps,
Hi, these are good comments folks, dont mind weight of lens, am getting used to D200 and like the solid feel, feels good. Know that wanting both macro and portrait lens in one might not be best but! the bank balance says so! LOL
some impressive shots taken from 3 posts - thanks
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