Needing a long zoom

Started Mar 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
mais51 Senior Member • Posts: 2,258
Re: Needing a long zoom

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.

200 is not really long zoom, just a moderate focal length

If you really want long zoom you should consider the new AFS 80-400 and if money is an issue should look at the Tamron 70-300 people swears by it, I only have the Nikkor 70-300VR, don't use it much because I only interest in people not BIF. A 300 lens is nothing if you want to shoot filed sport, my D300s can't make out much details from a few hundred yards away and that is equivalent to 450 lens, just remember we don't have ringside positions like those press photographers do.

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