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Which Lens For Fence Shooting

Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:47 pm

Hi,

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
 
wietse
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RE: Which Lens For Fence Shooting

Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:09 am

The Sigma. The Tamron (or any other wide-tele zoom) sucks in quality.
Wietse de Graaf
 
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RE: Which Lens For Fence Shooting

Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:21 am

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.

Rafal
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Kereru
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RE: Which Lens For Fence Shooting

Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:53 am

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.

http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=5&productNr=2139

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.

Cheers,
Colin
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RE: Which Lens For Fence Shooting

Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:45 pm

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

Hope to speak again:
Wietse
Rafal
Colin
Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector

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