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NEW Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 with Stabilization: Is it a Nikon 200-400mm and Canon 100-400mm Killer?

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM AF Lens (For Nikon) The Nikon 200-400mm f/4 AF-S VR Lens has become a legend among wildlife photographers—especially those who shoot from vehicles on safari. I personally know of several pros who have switched from Canon to Nikon just to take advantage of the killer combination of a D3, D3S or D700 with one. The second version upgraded the VR system on the lens but it didn’t address its three remaining shortcomings: f/4 maximum aperture, mediocre auto-focus speed and physical size and weight. Now along comes a major re-design of the venerable Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 HSM EX APO lens with image stabilization (OS), “splash proofing” and low dispersion glass added. Read on to find out if it knocks the Nikon off its throne in my field test…

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New Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 HSM Review Compared with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S Lens

The Sigma 70-200 performs well at any aperture making it possible to take images in low light at a distance like this one of the awards podium at a First LEGO League competition held at Google's headquarters.For action photography no lens gets more work than the venerable 70-200mm f/2.8. With the addition of built-in focus motors over the last decade (called USM by Canon, AF-S by Nikon and HSM by Sigma) as well as support for Teleconverters for extra reach it is a great "go-to" lens for action indoors and out. Show up with one at your kid's soccer game or swim meet and you're guaranteed to get jealous looks and more than a couple questions. And of course you'll get plenty of images that others with their slower kit lenses will miss out on….

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Sigma 70-300mm DG OS Lens: Another Lightweight Winner for Budget Conscious Shooters

djc_1617[3]Moving beyond the kit lens is a big and very common step in upgrading your photo gear. One of the first lenses most photographers want to add is a better telephoto zoom. But their jaws drop at the size, weight and price of the big “pro” lenses so their next best choice is the very popular 70-300mm zoom. Nikon and Canon have great products in that range but at nearly $600 they’re more than many photographers paid for their camera and more than many of them want to spend. Fortunately Sigma has upgraded its popular 70-300mm Zoom to include both a motor and stabilization and kept the street price under $400…