skingjack From Canada, joined Aug 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2710 times:
I’m having a serious dilemma about which Lense length to purchase. No issues with the quality of the lenses... will get
as much as the budget allows ($750) . Based on my YEG location, most of the frequent spotting would involve western Canada & US destinations (YEG,YYC,YVR,YLW,SEA.DEN,LAS,PHX,SFO,LAX). Based on your experiences with
the described spotting locations, any thoughts on which lense might be more suitable?
P.S. using a Nikon d40 per forum info I’ve gleaned (good lense, basic body learn technique then think about upgrading the body)
skingjack From Canada, joined Aug 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2240 times:
Thank you both for validating what I had suspected ... I ended up purchasing the 70-300vr lense. Bigger is definitely better in this case? =)
My initial photos with the "new to me" d40 & this lense show a significant improvement in PQ over my previous long zoom P and S... however there is a definite need for lot's more practice (and manual/book reading) required to master a proper technique which will, hopefully, result in some suitable pictures (not necessarily a-net quality but good enough for me).