Novice bird photography Nikon d3400

Started 3 months ago | Questions thread
OP Anrol New Member • Posts: 4
Re: Novice bird photography Nikon d3400

Timotis77 wrote:

Anrol wrote:


I have just invested in a new camera to pursue bird photography-(I was previously using a compact Sony camera - just for the garden, so had a really good zoom but quality was sometimes questionable but all round a good camera.)
My question is, how can I get a good zoom? But not lose sharpness? which lense would I need? I have found a sigma 135-400 would that be ok?

or Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6

i don’t want to spend more than £300 if possible.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Hi, I recommend buying something like what your looking at or - 70-300mm range

On the DX crop body 70-300 is a focal lenght of 105-450mm - The closer you can get to the bird, the better So 450mm is good.....

Tamron make a good version of this with VC -

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens

- these range from $250 - $400 AU - Used

Nikon also have one -

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300mmVR f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR

- these range from $350 - $550 AU - Used

You could also look at Sigma/tamron 100-400mm - a little bit more $ but second hand they would be close to what you want to spend

Thank you very much!

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