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Laxgoaly
04-23-2006, 11:47 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions for a high zoom lens for my Nikon D50 digital SLR camera? if anyone has any old lenses and are looking to sell i'd be very interested... thanks

MarkLawrence
04-24-2006, 07:39 AM
I got my 70mm-300mm from B&H Photo (http://www.bhphotovideo.com) and I'm very happy with it! The prices are pretty good there as well (well, so I've found :) ) - others might have better suggestions.

NIKV69
04-24-2006, 08:52 AM
You may find the 80-200 2.8 a little better. More expensive but much better focusing and much sharper results. It's a solid lens. You can always save for a good TC or a 400mm zoom later.

JRadier
04-24-2006, 10:22 AM
what is your budget? The AF-S 70-200 2.8 VR is very good, but also very expensive. When we know what you are looking to spend we will be able to give better advise.

cancidas
04-24-2006, 05:47 PM
while nick is probably going to argue with me over this one, i use the nikkor 80-400VR. in my expericnce, it's a great lense with a lightning fast auto focus. shooting with the VR takes some getting used to but once you're there you're set for life.

as always, price is always a factor. i used to use the 70-300mm but never was satisfied with the results. if you can afford it, i'd say that the 80-400 is the way to go.

NIKV69
04-24-2006, 09:42 PM
while nick is probably going to argue with me over this one, i use the nikkor 80-400VR. in my expericnce, it's a great lense with a lightning fast auto focus. shooting with the VR takes some getting used to but once you're there you're set for life.


Matt I own the same lens in addition to the 80-200 2.8 and do like it but the AF is not lightning fast and it is a little soft when you zoom all the way out.


i used to use the 70-300mm but never was satisfied with the results

I know you sold it to me!

T-Bird76
04-28-2006, 02:28 PM
Your solution is simple.....Go buy a Canon camera and a Canon 400mm L lens, LOL j/k Just felt like stirring the pot a bit. LOL :wink:

mikephotos
04-28-2006, 03:40 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions for a high zoom lens for my Nikon D50 digital SLR camera? if anyone has any old lenses and are looking to sell i'd be very interested... thanks

If you're interested, I know someone selling a used but mint (it looks/acts/runs/drives :) like new) Nikon 80-200/f2.8 AF-D ED. Not sure of your budget but you'll probably be able to save a few $$ over a new one which goes for $924 on B&H.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/control ... ype=search (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=124669&is=USA&addedTroughType=search)

He just purchased a new 70-200/f2.8 AF-S so it's the only reason he's getting rid of the 80-200.

Mike

NIKV69
04-28-2006, 04:32 PM
Go buy a Canon camera and a Canon 400mm L lens, LOL j/k Just felt like stirring the pot a bit. LOL

Now Tommy this person made an intelligent decision to buy a Nikon camera and join the ranks of the greats like Mike McLaughlin, Art Brett, Sam Chui and Josh Akbar just to name a few. Leave him alone!


If you're interested, I know someone selling a used but mint (it looks/acts/runs/drives like new) Nikon 80-200/f2.8 AF-D ED. Not sure of your budget but you'll probably be able to save a few $$ over a new one which goes for $924 on B&H.



very good advice. That lens is awesome!

Mellyrose
04-28-2006, 06:59 PM
Go buy a Canon camera and a Canon 400mm L lens, LOL j/k Just felt like stirring the pot a bit. LOL

Now Tommy this person made an intelligent decision to buy a Nikon camera and join the ranks of the greats like Mike McLaughlin, Art Brett, Sam Chui and Josh Akbar just to name a few. Leave him alone!

Yeah, and Canon includes greats like Phil Derner Jr, Thomas Alfano, Brian Futt, Senga, Eric Dunetz, and yours truly - the fabulous Melanie Rose...just to name a few. :wink:

T-Bird76
04-28-2006, 07:02 PM
Canon Rules the DAY!!!!! LOL

FlyingColors
04-28-2006, 11:45 PM
Just stop fooling around and go for the 200-400 supertelephoto VR!

FlyingColors
04-28-2006, 11:49 PM
And as far a Canon goes, you guys and a gal are "gifted" for using that 100-400L trombone!