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Sigma 50-500 f4-f6.3 no VR
$999


orrrr

Nikkor 80-400 f4.5-f5.6 with VR
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Motorcycles, wildlife, car events. I have the shitty Sigma 70-300 now and it sucks.

Oh yeah the body is a D70.

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nikkor 70-200 f2.8 and buy a 1.4 and/or 1.7 teleconverter.

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Um why? 1.4 I would add 1 f stop so I am right back to an f4, granted I would still be an f4 with the lens all the way at 280 or an f5 all the way to 340. But really if 300 is not getting me what I need now why would I only go out to 340?

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The Nikkor. You'll want the VR @ 400mm as both lenses are a little on the slower side.

But if it was my money I'd spend that kind of coin on a faster 300mm lens. With my 70-300 I find myself wishing for more light way more than wishing for more reach. A F 2.8 would be much better than F 4.5.

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Sigma 50-500 f4-f6.3 no VR
$999


orrrr

Nikkor 80-400 f4.5-f5.6 with VR
$1400
Both are slow as fuck. Nice images from both, but that doesn't do you any good if you can't focus on a moving target.

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nikkor 70-200 f2.8 and buy a 1.4 and/or 1.7 teleconverter.
The correct (although expensive) answer. The two above mentioned lenses are fine if you are shooting still or slow moving targets, you need a pro lens to keep up with bikes and such.

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BS. I have taken some decent shots with my slow and shity 70-300 Sigma. I am not trying to sell this shit, I need something with more reach and faster then the 70-300.

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Dude, go big, or go home:

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...49&navigator=3

But seriously, Sigma just came out with a couple new lenses that might be better options than the Nikkor 80-400, like this:

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...47&navigator=3

And this:

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...48&navigator=3

Still slow lenses (optically), but they have HSM which is great for sports, and they have Sigma's OS (optical stabilization), which I hear ain't too shabby.

I would not recommend the Tamron 200-500 as it is just as slow optically, but is much slower to focus as it is still relying on the body;s screw drive motor, and there is no optical stabilization.

Tamron really needs to step up their game if they plan on competing in the third party lens business.

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Vtec, you have either of those Sigma's? Be nice to take some comparison shots.
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Nope. Sadly my telephoto range ends at 200mm.

Both of those lenses are pretty new, and Im not sure they are even on the market yet. You hay be able to find a review somewhere online, but it would probably be in Japanese.

Of course, You could always go with the 300-800/5.6:

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...08&navigator=3

Thats a hell of a lens from what I hear but for the price of a new 600 cc Supersport, it should be.

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what you should really do is Buy a canon! nikon cant even spell their name right on their lenses. Nikkor FTL




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