Needing a long zoom

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Chips Pringle
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Re: Needing a long zoom
In reply to gucio33, 5 months ago

Chips Pringle wrote:

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I shoot a Nikon d5200 and a Nikon d800. The first is a crop sensor and the latter full frame. I'm leaning toward buying a f4 70-200 for about $1400.00 plus tax. Money wise I was considering the f4.5-5.6 70-300 for a lot less $ and using it only on my d5200. But with the f4 70-200 I can have better results on both camera bodies. I need it for outdoors, nature, animals, birds, kids and people in general and actual posed portraits. My dilemma is - what do you think between the f2.8 and the f4 70-200's? For the $1000.00 savings will I really miss or need the larger aperture of the 2.8 and it's DOF? I like the idea of having the 300mm focal length on my d5200 body. I will be printing 11x14 or larger from this lens, and from both bodies.
Chip

Between the 2.8 and 4.0? Only you can know if the difference is significant enough to justify $1000. Rent the f/2.8 zoom and shoot it at 2.8 and 4.0.

Very good point. I think the rent money will go toward the lens if I decide to buy from this particular shop too. It will be so nice to have 200mm and 300mm with my two bodies. I can see the bird shots already.
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Nikon D800 Nikon D5200 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR +2 more
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