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User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4797 times:


I am just starting to do some more professional photography and are looking at investing in either a D100 or D70 (Not what I'm discussing) and need some help on buying a good lens.

I have a few in mind but am still very open to discussion

They include...
Sigma 50-500mm
Tamron 28-300mm
Nikkor 70-300mm (not as interested)

If anyone could give me some help on the best for longer range boundary shots to average 100 meter full frame shots it would be great!

I like the Sigma / tamron for their adjustablity (50-500) / (28-300).
Also sigma's quality however at a price!

So which is better value?

Any help would be great! Thanks

Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

The Sigma. The Tamron (or any other wide-tele zoom) sucks in quality.

Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4701 times:

Nikkor 70-300mm ED. Cost little under $300 and it will give you good quality. But if I had the money I would go with Nikkor 80-400mm VR.


User currently offlineKereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4630 times:

Nikkor 70-300mm ED I have just put up for sale as I haven't used it much since getting the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF lens.


The 70-300mm is good value for money and a good start until finances allow the purchase of the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF lens. The photos need quite a bit of post processing to get them accepted in comparison as well. The 70-200mm is brilliant for a variety of other photo situations too and I have used it for school football(Rugby) matches, a birthday celebration and some nature photography too. Email me through A.net contact and I can send some samples. Also check my photos on A.net for samples of both lenses as they are listed in the remarks field.


Good things take Time.
User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

Thanks all so much advise will be used very wisely!
Will give resp.

Hope to speak again:

Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
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