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06-08-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Sigma 70 - 200mm f2.8 EX APO vs 50-150mm autofocus

Does the 50-150mm autofocus perform as well as the 70 -200mm as far as autofocus?
The 70 -200mm rocks but I am finding it a bit to long for indoor sports
Any opinions welcome!

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06-08-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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Slip,
I don't have any experience with the 70-200, but I do shoot indoor sports with the 50-150 on the k-5 and have no complaints. I was actually looking to buy the 70-200 when the deal on the 50-150 popped up a couple months back. The size alone is a big plus in my opinion. Too bad the deal no longer exists @ 499 it was impossible to pass up. I'm curious to see what others have to say.
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Hi Slip,
I'm wondering what conclusion you came to with the two lenses.
I'm in a position to get the 70-200 and 50-150mm for the same price, and I'm stuck on which one to get.
The wider 50 is helpful but what do you think?
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QuoteOriginally posted by cpho Quote
Hi Slip,
I'm wondering what conclusion you came to with the two lenses.
I'm in a position to get the 70-200 and 50-150mm for the same price, and I'm stuck on which one to get.
The wider 50 is helpful but what do you think?
I haven't got any responses to my question but if the sigma was 50-200 instead of 70-200 it would be the best all around lens. if you are shooting indoors I rarely need the 200mm end of it.
if they both had the same speed auto focus I would likely get the 50-150

not much help but hope it gives you a bit of direction

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what version of the 70-200 are you looking at specifically?

to my knowledge there are about 6 different ones, starting wiith the APO 70-200F2.8 EX followed by the EX DG, the EX DG Macro, at least 2 versions of EX DG HSM and 2 versions of EX DG HSM OS,

if you are looking at the original 70-200/2.8 EX or EX DG, it is by far the sharpest except for the latest HSM OS II lens which also gets great reviews. but it is screw drive,
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QuoteOriginally posted by slip Quote
Does the 50-150mm autofocus perform as well as the 70 -200mm as far as autofocus?
Sorry can't help, but I see you have a DA50-135 f2,8, so I presume the AF on that is not fast enough? I don't do indoor sports, but outdoor (lots of sunshine) at the same sort of distances, and use 2 cameras, one with a DA16-45 and the other with my 55-300, but mostly between 150 and 200mm. Seeing that you also have a 17-70mm, I'd think of going the two body way, one with the 70-200 and the other with te 17-70...

EDIT: The K-30 should do the job, and with recent announcements, the price should be very good shortly..
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