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  1. #11
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    Re: New lens recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    Nice shot. I would see if you can borrow or rent the lenses, then you can determine which will work better for you.
    Thank you, very kind of you to say thats a great idea, I will look into that also.


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  2. #12
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    Re: New lens recommendations

    Welcome to the forum!

    Of the lenses mentioned previously, the only one I have had any experience with is my wife's Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 G2. It works very well.
    D810; D7200; AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED; AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sport; Sigma 2X Teleconverter;
    AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; AF-S 85mm f/1.8G - Old non-AF; 105mm f/2.5; 28mm f/2.8 - Godox V860II & AD200

  3. #13
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    Re: New lens recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by DCooke View Post
    I'm still doing it for fun, and trying to improve my technique so still self funded, but something I really enjoy. I had a bad injury so havent played for a while, this keeps me involved in the game I love

    I've found a very good VR2, so as a few people have suggested I will try and arrange a visit to check it out and make sure I'm happy with the feel of it.
    Awesome! You cannot go wrong with Nikon glass for sure. Enjoy it and share some results
    Joe

    D750 | 50mm f1.8G | Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC
    Fujifilm X100T | Nikon F3/T, N90s | Minolta A5, XG1 & X-570
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  4. #14
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    Re: New lens recommendations

    I've checked out some of the reviews on the Tamron G2 and it does look awesome, Froknow reviewed it against the latest nikon 70-200mm with very similar results, definitely worth considering, thanks.

  5. #15
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    Re: New lens recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by DCooke View Post
    I've checked out some of the reviews on the Tamron G2 and it does look awesome, Froknow reviewed it against the latest nikon 70-200mm with very similar results, definitely worth considering, thanks.
    You might want to check out Dustin Abbott's review of the Tamron 70-200mm G2 if you're considering buying one.

    In my opinion he's one of the best, most thorough gear reviewers out there.
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    Primary Kit :: D850, Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2, Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8, Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art,
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  6. #16
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    Re: New lens recommendations

    I have a Tamron SP 70-200MM F2.8 and a Nikon AF-S 70-300MM 1:4.5-5.6G, I will use the Nikon vs the Tamron 90% of the time. I like the longer zoom and the lighter weight of the Nikon. You can get a refurbished nikon 70-300 and many other camera goodies with in your budget.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/pups_pleasure/


  7. #17
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    Re: New lens recommendations

    Hi
    I have a older 80-200 f2.8. AF d series two ring, built like a tank,tack sharp, in fact it is still in production, takes extenders with no problem.
    Harle
    Nikon F5, 2-N90s w/MB10, D70, D70s, D5100, D7000 w/ MB-D11, D7200
    Nikon 300 f4 D, 80-200 f2.8 D, 28-200 f3.5 G, 18-35 f3.5 D, 35-70 f2.8 D, 200-500 f5.6E, TC-14B,
    Nikonos V 35 f2.5, w/ Close Up
    DX18-55 f3.5, DX18-105 f3.5, DX55-300 f5.4, DX35 f1.8
    Nikon DR-6, ME1, SB28, SB500, SB600, SU800, GP-1, P600, Coolpix 5600 with u/water case,
    Sigma 105 f2.8 macro, 10-20 f4-5.6
    Sony DV405 with u/water case
    Tamron 24-70 f3.3, 28-300 f3.5, TWO 16-300 f3.5-63, 1.4, 2.0 extenders

  8. #18
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    Re: New lens recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by harleridr View Post
    Hi
    I have a older 80-200 f2.8. AF d series two ring, built like a tank,tack sharp, in fact it is still in production, takes extenders with no problem.
    Harle
    I agree fully as I also own this lens. This lens, other than not having VR, is hard to beat.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  9. #19
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    Re: New lens recommendations

    New lens recommendations
    I have used all the current and past 70-200 and for build, retaining value, IQ and speed, I would recommend a used Nikkor VR II G or a new Tamron 70-200 2.8 G2. I have both the VR and VR II Nikkor and both are real workhorses and until the Tamron G2, there was not much competition and both are well suited to the Z cameras if you plan on upgrading the body eventually.
    The IQ, out of focus rendering, sharpness and contrast on these two lenses make them suitable for everything from sports/wildlife to portraits. Even the VR older model is excellent for portraits on Dx or Fx but a little soft in the corners on FX for shooting architecture or landscape. The center is plenty sharp and it does not have the breathing problem when zooming at wide apertures that the VRII has. Built as well as they are, buying used is a very good option.
    I have many lenses but the 70-200 2.8 has be used on more of my photos than any other lens.

    Here is a photo taken yesterday in the park next to my home in the city center using the older 70-200 VR 2.8, so it is still a very useful lens:
    New lens recommendations-park1-200-1-.jpg

  10. #20
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    Re: New lens recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    I agree fully as I also own this lens. This lens, other than not having VR, is hard to beat.
    While VR can be nice to have, it is off when shooting action sports anyway.
    Joe

    D750 | 50mm f1.8G | Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC
    Fujifilm X100T | Nikon F3/T, N90s | Minolta A5, XG1 & X-570
    Detroit Imagery / My weekly contributions /
    About.me
    Notary Public & Loan Signing Agent






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