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Discussion in 'Photography Talk' started by strongylodon, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. martin-f

    martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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    Hi, I'm on the lookout for a distance lens, knowing what you know now would this still be your choice of lens please,

    I see some cracking shots with this lens but you will now know its plus and minus any recommendations would be appreciated :).
     
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    • Loofah

      Loofah Well used member Staff Member

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      With all the content in this thread I'm wondering about creating a 'Nikon thread' to discuss that brand of cameras? Or just use this one of course!

      I've a D5500 and the 70-200mm Sigma lens with 2x APO teleconverter works really well @martin-f
       
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        martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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        Thank you Loofah I will have a look at this lens.
         
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        • Sally Parker

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          I had the Nikon D5300 with the 18-55 and 55-200 (I think!) and loved it, but sadly I had to sell it due to money being tight and needing to buy new tyres for the car more! :frown:

          I really, really missed having a camera, so when I got a tiny bit of spare money a few weeks ago, I knew I had to buy another one, but couldn't afford the D5300 again, so had to look for an older camera with lens, which I could afford! So I eventually found a D3100 I could afford with an 18-55 lens for £130, so got that! I know it's a bit of a step back and I can't afford to get a zoom for the forseeable future, so will have to make do. But I'm just so happy to have a camera again, especially with all the lovely spring flowers to photograph! :):):spinning: I really love shallow depth of field photos, but the 18-55's maximum aperture is only 5.6, unless you're lucky and can push the lens to F3.
           

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            Good evening @Sally Parker what a lovely camera and an excellent choice,14.2 megapixels ,your above images are great shots and I look forward to seeing some more of your photos:smile:
             
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            • Sally Parker

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              Thank you very much wiseowl! :)
               
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                I have the Nikon D3400 and I am quite happy with the images. I just received a Sigma 150 to 600 telephoto lens but have not used it yet. It will be a brute to carry around and I call it my Birdzooka. The 70 to 300 works OK for wildlife photos though.

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                  The Sigma 150-600 has been my go to lens for nature but on the 10th. I pointed it skyward to try it on the moon. The night was clear and cold with no haze and it did a decent job. For nature, it is top notch.

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                    Excellent :dbgrtmb:
                     
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