What is the best super zoom lens for Nikon D5000

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smsds
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What is the best super zoom lens for Nikon D5000
Jan 29, 2013

What is the best super zoom lens for Nikon D5000

Sigma 120-400mm or Sigma 50-500mm

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In reply to smsds, Jan 29, 2013

smsds wrote:

What is the best super zoom lens for Nikon D5000

Sigma 120-400mm or Sigma 50-500mm

I have never tried the 120-400, but I really like the 50-500 on my D3200. I imagine it would be equally nice on the D5000. Really awesome range for landscapes to wildlife!

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I heard that it will not make sharp images beyond 350mm, is that correct ?

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smsds wrote:

I heard that it will not make sharp images beyond 350mm, is that correct ?

Im sure it falls off at the very end some but not a lot. the following are handheld. pictures are nothing special but these are ones I had handy at over 400mm. These are all straight out of camera except crop on the moon. With better handholding technique than Ive got they would be even sharper.

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In reply to Minter357, Jan 29, 2013

Thanks Minter I got your point those images are good enough to me buy a lens, what country are u live, and what the price of 50-500, I’m in Sri Lanka. Not a professional do it as a hobby.

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smsds wrote:

Thanks Minter I got your point those images are good enough to me buy a lens, what country are u live, and what the price of 50-500, I’m in Sri Lanka. Not a professional do it as a hobby.

Im in the US not sure I rent it when I need it. I believe they are somewhere between 1500-1700 US dollars. I also do it as a hobby, but I have seen some really professional results from the lens, a lot bet than I can take.

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In reply to Minter357, Jan 29, 2013

I have bought all my lenses and camera for USA through the e-bay, I have D500 with Nikon 18-55 and 55-200. I need more bigger lens to take wild life, I will not cost that much in USA, on e-bay I can buy it on 950 USD from ur country, I m sure ur local market price may less than it. We can’t rent a good lens in sri lanka.

These images taken by my lenses

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