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  1. #11
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    Re: Lens help needed please

    ive also been advised, possible ditch the d3400 and move to the d500 or the 7200 as far more superior cameras of which ill not really need to upgrade for many many years


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    Re: Lens help needed please

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNewman View Post
    ive also been advised, possible ditch the d3400 and move to the d500 or the 7200 as far more superior cameras of which ill not really need to upgrade for many many years
    I'd say that's fairly subjective advice, as I've seen photographers capture great images with the D3400. The D3400 is a capable camera, it really comes down to the usability and what you're looking for out of a camera body. Good lenses always help, and that investment will carry over to new bodies when purchased. Upgrading bodies and keeping older/slower glass is like upgrading the Big Wheel for a Harley, but then leaving the training wheels on the motorcycle.

    If you've got a reason for upgrading, let that be your guide. I started keeping a list of the things that I was frustrated with in the D5300, that the D7100 would address ... and used that as my guide for when to pull the trigger on upgrading. But get some good glass, and you'll start seeing the improvement in your image quality even with the D4300.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Lens help needed please

    to be honest, that is what i was thinking... GOOD lens and the right ones for me will do an excellent job.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Lens help needed please

    lens wise: 70-300 / 200-500 and the 55-300 is where im at.....

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    Re: Lens help needed please

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyg3 View Post
    Well, you listed birds as an interest, and you will want all the reach you can get there. The same is true for much wildlife. The new Tammy 150-600 is a great lens, and for close to the same money, the Nikon 200-500 is also a winner. Avoid the first version of the Tamron 150-600. I know, since I have it. It's a very good lens, except that it very occasionally refuses to autofocus. The 70-300 VR Nikons are generally very good lenses. I'd look for a used AF-S, which will be a great lens and can be found for very reasonable prices on the used market.

    With an 18-55, 70-300, and 150-600, I think you'd have most bases covered.

    Just my 2 cents worth.

    I have to agree with Woody on the listed three lenses. I have them except instead of the 150-600 I have Nikon 200-500 which is a great lens in it's own right. This has worked for me with wildlife as well as landscape, etc.
    Walt

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    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G II VR; AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED; AF-S 85mm f1.8; Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 (IF) DX II; 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR; AF-S VR 24-120mm f/4G ED; TC14E II



  6. #16
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    Re: Lens help needed please

    I would personally get
    . 35mm F1.8DX
    . 200-500 F5.6

    I find that the kit 18-55 is a very good lens and till you get better lenses (primes at wide and long end) it will serve the need for general photography. You can always correct for lens distortion and vignetting in post production.

    You need at least one F1.8 lens for low light. The 35mm is a brilliant lens for its price.

    The 200-500 will meet your needs for bird shots. Birding is one area where you never have enough focal length. Avoid zooms with a wide zoom range, as they are never as good as ones with shorter zoom range, their main utility is for occasions when you want to travel light with one lens only. If you feel that 200-500 is out of budget then get the 70-300 dx is a good buy, but at 300mm it is quite short for birding, and it will be wiser to save for and buy the 200-500mm.
    D300, D3300
    105F2.8 AIS, 70-300 G, 50F1.8 AF, 16-85G ED VR, 18-55DX VRII, AFS DX 35mm F1.8
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