I want to buy a Nikon f2.8 zoom
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06-10-09, 09:57 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Or you could spend a bit more and buy a Sigma 120 - 300mm f/2.8 which is a 180 - 420mm f/4 with a 1.4 TC and a 240 - 600mm f/5.6 with a 2x. This is the cheapest way to a long focal length while still maintaining autofocus, which might be of interest, but a lens which can give you 120mm - 600mm while returning excellent image quality should not be overlooked.
The lens has a couple of drawbacks it's a lot of money at £1900, but at 2.6 Kg it's very heavy, final element is 105mm, you're going to need a monopod, which will make up a couple of stops for it not having any VR / IS.
Given that neither Canon nor Nikon produce anything to match this lens, and if you want one of their 300mm f/2.8 prime lenses you'll have to spend over £3500 then you can see that it is in fact something of a bargain.
This lens was made for sports photography!!!
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