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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"

Review Date: Mar 7, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Extremely sharp, solidly built, fast and quite autofocus, excellent value for the price, a well designed front lens cap, large AF/M switch, excellent manual focus for a AF lens.
None that I can think of.

This lens is sharp almost beyond belief. The build quality is very impressive and has a few extra nice touches such as a rubber grip underneath for mounting/unmounting the lens. I don't know why someone said the lens hood is flimsy because mine is very solid; far better than most of my Nikon pro lenses. It does require a bit of force to click the lens hood home but once that's done it's rigid with no play. This has to be one of the best lens I've ever owned.

Nikon 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR

Review Date: Dec 23, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Razor sharp, beautiful, creamy bokeh, fast focusing.

I bought the 200 f/2 VR II about six months ago. It's incredibly sharp wide open. At f/4 it'll cut your eyeballs.

The depth of field is extremely shallow at f/2 and it's easy to have one eye in focus and the other not in a frontal portrait.

It's heavy and slightly awkward to use because of it's wide body. It's not the sort of lens that you take for a leisurely stroll. A monopod is a big help.

For those who think that their 70-200 f/2.8 VR II is sharp and why would anyone want to pay a few grand more for one f stop etc. etc. All I can say is, "you don't know what you're missing".