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  1. #11
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    J-see's Avatar

    Re: telephoto zoom

    Quote Originally Posted by lucien View Post
    the store said non apo, that means it's a manual focus lens. Thanks but no thanks. That leaves the tamron standing

    I checked ebay the apo version is 100 more not worth it for the "same" lens
    I vaguely remember that the Tamron also comes in two version so better check that too. There was a difference between both but don't ask me what it was. Could be VR, could be AF. Better check.


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  2. #12
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    Re: telephoto zoom

    The Tamron has autofocus. I checked the website. But it doesn't have VR. I can live with that just increase the shutter and or use a tripod. I'll see what the Nikon is going for as well

  3. #13
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    Re: telephoto zoom

    Hey @lucien you bought D200 right? You should be able to score an old school Nikon AF D zoom for cheap money. I had a 70-210 AF D push pull briefly at $50 it wasn't bad.....most of the nikon AF d stuff should work good with D200.

    Maybe the tammy is decent tho don't know anything about it will defer to others
    ​Nikon D700/Nikon D300//MB-D10 Nikkor 28 2.8 Ai, 50 AF 1.4 D, 35-70 AF 2.8 D, 60 AF 2.8 D, 80-200 AF ED 2.8 D, 70-300 AF-S VR, 55-200DX VR, 18-55DX VR, SB-28 SB-600 - Fast D glass = Yes!


  4. #14
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    Re: telephoto zoom

    Hi hrstrat57, no I still have the D50 and it has an autofocus motor on the body. That's why I'm looking at the 70-300mm with a motor on the lens. I'm thinking about a D3200, the D200 is too "pro" for me and a bit long in the tooth. I like my bells and whistles on the screen lol

  5. #15
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    Re: telephoto zoom

    It's all good @lucien !! Just keep an eye on that local camera shop!!! D200 is sweet and has a magical sensor but definitely limited to low ISO.
    ​Nikon D700/Nikon D300//MB-D10 Nikkor 28 2.8 Ai, 50 AF 1.4 D, 35-70 AF 2.8 D, 60 AF 2.8 D, 80-200 AF ED 2.8 D, 70-300 AF-S VR, 55-200DX VR, 18-55DX VR, SB-28 SB-600 - Fast D glass = Yes!


  6. #16
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    Re: telephoto zoom

    I know the D200 is a really nice camera I wasn't saying that it wasn't. I just want something newer and user friendly. I'm just starting out in this field. The 18-55vr is in the mail already, so the 70-300mm would be just about all I would need for now. Down the road. I would get primes, it depends how seriously I get into this hobby.

  7. #17
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    Re: telephoto zoom

    On a side note but within the same ballpark. Is the Nikon 55-300mm afs vr. Better than the 2 I'm looking at or are they all roughly the same? My Nikon 18-55mm vr came today. Now I can get started lol. The Tamron with Vr and the bells/whistles is a nice lens. But it retails for double my budget. And the Nikon retails for $250 used. No rush will contemplate in the meantime

  8. #18
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    Re: telephoto zoom

    Whatever lens you buy, you are still going to find that 300mm is NOT enough for wildlife and birds. Just saying. Better than nothing tho, although I got very frustrated at NOT being able to get close enough. You can't even crop in REALLY tight as at full zoom image quality tends to suffer.
    Vixen
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    Nikon D750
    Nikkor 24 - 120mm lens
    Nikkor 105mm macro lens
    Tamron 150-600mm zoom

  9. #19
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    Re: telephoto zoom

    Thanks, I'm going to hold off at bit. I was checking out flikr forums regarding the 55-300mm vr nikon and it seems to be a good one. The sigma and tamron don't compare to it. 300mm isn't a lot of zoom but it should be fine for mucking about. Casual shooter here. I see you have a 600mm how much did that baby cost? And how does it perform?





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