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Sigma 150mm f2.8 APO Macro DG EX HSM

Review Date: Jun 26, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $550.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Incrediable bargain, beautiful optics, super sharp color reproduction. Sigma has a winner with this one.

I bought this one while I was waiting for the Nikon 105 VR. But instead of a bargain lens I got these beautiful incrediably sharp photos or beautiful soft photos - the optics on this lens are outstanding and give me a wide range of moods.

The color reproduction is outstanding. I'm using it on a Nikon D200, which I understand it isn't supposed to work right on - but my photos don't seem to know that. I prefer the Sigma 150 to my Nikon 60 for macros. I always use a tripod & with the Sigma I use the Sigma ringlight on some photos - I use the ringlight the same as I would use bracketing.

I own two Sigmas the 30 1.4 and now this 150 2.8 - everything else is Nikkor but these two Sigma lenses have made me pay attention to Sigma. They are doing something right.

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

Review Date: Oct 3, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,595.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Wonderful available light pictures with 2.8 & VR - this lens constantly amazes me with the colors and light that it captures.
Its big and expensive, but worth every penny.

I'm constantly amazed at the beautiful available light pictures that this lens captures. The unity candlle at the front of the church between the bride and groom or capturing the falcon in flight this is one amazing lens.

The color reproduction is outstanding. The focus ring and all controls are a true joy. My 80 - 200 is gathering dust.

Nikon D70s

Review Date: Oct 2, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,195.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Great build quality, easy to use, beautiful sharp results. A Camera that a amatuer or a professional can get great results from instantly. The kit lens is better than normal.
The pop up flash is anemic.

This is the camera that has changed the world of photography from film to ditial. It has outstaning build quality, it is simple to use and you get beautigul images.

In a perfect world it would have 8 megs but this is a camera that an amatuer can use to get better or a professional can use to get outstanding results.

I'm saving my pennies for a D2X but until then my D70 has retired my F100.

Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S

Review Date: Oct 2, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,395.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Beautiful Lens, Handles Great, Sharp Images, Fast Focusing - this is my favorite lens.
A little expensive, but you get what you pay for!

This has to be Nikon's best wide angle lens. The 2.8 is sharp throughtout the focal lengths. This lens is a joy to work with it fit my hands perfectly. I'm using it with both a D70 and a F100.

This lens is as great in shooting weddings as it is landscapes. This is a must have lens!