Nikon 70-300 4.5-5.6 vs Sigma 70-200 2.8 Which to buy Part 1

When it comes to purchasing a lens what is the most important thing to look at, the f stop. The large the f stop the more light you are going to let in. The more light you let in the better your image quality tends to be.

In Part 1 I am helping Gizzy decide between the Nikon 70-300 f4.5-56 and the Sigma 70-200 2.8 II apo dc so on so forth. Watch part one to see which way I am steering him.

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25 Comments

  1. David Parks
    April 25, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    thanks , that made up my mind , I do not have deep pockets so the Nikon is
    out , glass glass glass , is this good glass to hold onto? BTW , i really
    do not think frizzy or fizzy is shooting with a d3000 ,d 300s maybe , not
    talking about blowing out backgrounds anyway , his lingo is too advanced
    for the 3000 .. i get your point though

  2. animeguyXL2
    April 25, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    What is the Nikon’s equavilent to Sigma 70=200 f2?

  3. Tuan Nguyen
    April 25, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    a 70-200 is about 105-300 so hes gopd with bthat lese

  4. TucTucTuc
    April 25, 2015 at 10:31 am #

    Sigma lenses suck on Nikons, too many issues. Get a Tamron 70-300 VC and
    you will be happy!!

  5. Dan A
    April 25, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    I don’t understand how you compare two lenses with big price difference..

  6. Fruitydc ri
    April 25, 2015 at 11:01 am #

    i see the douche face and hair i clicked away

  7. Pranav Bhasin
    April 25, 2015 at 11:50 am #

    You dont need pillows, do you?

  8. Suman Ganguly
    April 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    Hi Jared, Thanks for your review. It was really helpful. I need one help
    from you to choose one telephoto lens from Nikon 70-300, Tamron 70-300 and
    Sigma 70-300. I have Nikon D5100 DLSR camera. Thanks in advance, Suman

  9. Mogen
    April 25, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    Y WOULD U PUT A $800 LENS ON A D3000 :P

  10. brianminkc
    April 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

    I just got my 70-300mm AF-S IF ED VR 4.5-5.6 Nikon. I am not a
    professional and I am very happy with what I am getting from this lens so
    far. Very sharp. For outside use or tripod use on stationary subject
    unbelievable performance for $300 on Ebay. I bought it used but it looks
    like its never been on a camera. Very happy with it.

  11. rons
    April 25, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

    Jared any thoughts of Nikon D3100 and Sigma 70-300 mm? Which is better?
    70-200 or 70-300? I am planning to buy one….

  12. sexualburgerking
    April 25, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    WHOA… I asked you about these same two lenses a few weeks ago! You
    suggested either the Sigma or a used Nikon f2.8 VR I. After trying out all
    of these lenses a few days ago at my local camera show, I JUST purchased
    the…. drum roll….. The Sigma 70-200 f2.8!! So far I am loving the new,
    huge glass. The only thing I think I will miss about the Nikon 70-300 are
    the compact size and the extra reach to 300mm. Now I have to get a new
    camera bag to lug this monster around!

  13. Herman Vagn Falkenmark
    April 25, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    Dear Santa..

  14. MrDugong78
    April 25, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    Hai..it works for Nikon D3100??

  15. blehssed
    April 25, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    I’m at 4 minutes

  16. Jared Polin
    April 25, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

    @lonmardoybu the nikon is ok for outdoors but not indoors.

  17. tommasofrisone
    April 25, 2015 at 4:56 pm #

    When are u gonna shoot a 300mm indoors?!

  18. ithree6mafia
    April 25, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    between these two sigma 70-200 hands down. better low light period and
    better “blurring of backgrounds”. but would the nikon 80-200 beat the sigma
    70-200 even though it is a bit older, they are around the same price range?

  19. George M
    April 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    yeah f/2.8 is great but..how does the sharpness and IQ compares?

  20. amithiella
    April 25, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    what did he say? the frog? dont mess with the fro!!! haha..

  21. Jared Polin
    April 25, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

    @ronael22 70-200 2.8 version 2 non IOS thats why

  22. MikeBrunner
    April 25, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    If I do not have that much money now for the Nikon then I would take the
    Sigma or wait until I have the money for the nikon???

  23. Si Martin
    April 25, 2015 at 6:47 pm #

    I wouldn’t recommend sigma for D3000/D3100/D5000/D51000 as there’s no af/mf
    switch – this can be a pain if your using this for ‘manual’ tripod work, ie
    when you want lock the focal point. However, it’s a dream on D90/D700/D7000
    as these have camera mounted switches so you can switch to manual to stop
    it autofocusing. If you like doing zoomed landscapes etc think about this
    before buying. The 70-300 is a nice lens but this is in a different league.
    I would buy the 55-200 over 70-300, I’ve owned

  24. ron s
    April 25, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

    every time i check the price for that lens is not $799 is $1200

  25. Caleb Best
    April 25, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    Do a review on the canon 70 200 f4. I know a lot of beginners are looking
    to buy it and I can’t find a review youve done.