Hi,NealB If you are looking for an inexpensive Sigma lens. The 70-200mm F2.8 is a Great lens.But the 120-300mm F2.8 is a super lens.I have them bothe and wouldn't part with either one.I hope you are able to find one that fits you.I glad to hear the positive comments. I am considering purchasing one this year. I have several other Sigma lenses and have had nothing but positive results with them so now I always look at the Sigma equivalent of what I am looking for first.
Beerbelly, what do yo mean by "update the FW" ? Wouldn't new lenses already be suitable for the newer bodies ?Also a note to all future users...if you have a body that's been released after the D7100 you will need to update the lens' FW or otherwise the lens won't behave as it should (OS will not turn on all the time, AF will be slugish,...)
I have been holding back on buying a 24-70 & 70-200 hoping that Sigma will release new versions, I really like being able to use the dock to customize & tune the lens.Hi,NealB If you are looking for an inexpensive Sigma lens. The 70-200mm F2.8 is a Great lens.But the 120-300mm F2.8 is a super lens.I have them bothe and wouldn't part with either one.I hope you are able to find one that fits you.
Hi,BB I'm shoting the D810 and have had no problems with any of my lenses.I have to wait for a slow day at work to get a few shots.Very busy at work and the weather sucks ha ha.@Ironwood: what I mean is that the current FW version for the lens is 1.03 and I bought a used one that was never updated so it remained at 1.00. The lens was slow to focus, OS was very intermittent (sometimes working, most of the time not working). After I updated the lens to the new FW using the dock it was a new lens...focus was fast, OS reliable. My body is a D750 if that matters. I guess the new ones in stores have updated FW, unless they're old stock.