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Sigma 400mm f5.6 APO Tele Macro HSM

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Review Date: Mar 3, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $300.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very sharp wide open. Focus speed is good, better when using the limiter. Not to heavy to hand hold. Has a decent macro range. Tripod collar included. Nice build quality.
Cons:
Nothing to complain about at this price point. Discontinued.

I found a Nikon version of this lens at a good price. I'm amazed and very pleased at the sharpness wide open. Focus is fairly quick on D50. The limiter speeds it up some. Not too heavy, has a good feel when hand holding. Macro is a plus. Can't go wrong with this one. If you see it for sale, grab it.

 
Sigma 100-300mm f4 EX IF HSM APO

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Review Date: Jan 24, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,000.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Stunning sharpness across the board. Excellent build quality. Auto focus is fast and never misses. My best lens purchase to date.
Cons:
82mm filter size.

I replaced a 70-200 vr1 and 80-400 with this lens. I have not missed either of those lenses at all. I now have as good or better image quality and performance, a lighter back pack and a fatter wallet.

 
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR AF-S

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Review Date: Jan 5, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $420.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Image quality and build quality far surpass the price point of this lens. Just get one if you are considering this lens. You will not be dissapointed.
Cons:
None given that this is considered a "consumer level" lens.

Perfect lens for outdoor shooting. Easy to carry so it will always be with you. VR works very well when handholding at 300. Easily one of Nikon's best values.


 
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED DX VR AF-S

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Review Date: Dec 28, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $400.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Focal range makes this a perfect all occasion lens. Af-s focusing is fast. VR works great. Compact size.
Cons:
None really, but if I nitpick then I would say the slight lens creep between 50mm and 135mm when the lens is held straight up or down.

I love everything about this lens. At f8 the image quality is just fantastic. I've used this lens to shoot a wedding with a D90 and an sb-600 and the indoor church photos were beautiful. Having the flexibility to zoom from wide to telephoto in an instant is what this lens is all about. Af-s and VR are icing on the cake. Indoor, outdoor, landscape, portraits, events, this lens handles it all with ease.

 
Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM

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Review Date: Jul 29, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $850.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Image quality is definitely worthy of the L designation. Great focal range. Suberb build quality. I'm totally satisfied with this lens.
Cons:
Haven't found any.



 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Jul 4, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $485.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Perfect weight and size for walk around and hand holding. Fit and finish is very high quality. Images are stunning.
Cons:
None

Absolutely fantastic lens in every way. This is THE best lens at this price point on the market.