Keta From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2262 times:
I'm a starter in spotting, and I'm planning to buy a digital SLR camera. Since I have an old analogic Nikon camera at home an lenses for it, I decided to buy the Nikon D50, instead of Canon EOS 350D or Nikon D70s (D50 is cheaper ), supposing the lenses fit in the new one (I still have to check that, but that's not the point). The thing is that the lens I have at home is a Nikkor AF 70-210. But as far as I have seen, most of the people uses lenses of 300-400 mm(?) focal length. If what I need is bigger lenses, shouldn't I rethink my purchase? Because if I have to buy a 300 mm lens, maybe it's better to buy one for a Canon, since in the (distant) future I may switch to the Canon EOS 30D (it's widely used by people here, isn't it?). So, is 70-210 lens enough for spotting? Thanks for your help!
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2534 posts, RR: 49 Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1849 times:
Do get a real dramatic shot 200mm is a little on the short end but you still have some MP to play around with (cropping the image later on) even though this should not be your main technique, rather get closer to the airplane or buy a bigger lens.