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Which One?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by King_Boru, 10 Jul 2006.

  1. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,356

    Location: Canada

    Right,

    My bank card is itching for a telephoto lens. I have been signed off work this week ill (bad chest infection) and I want something to play with ;). I am looking at the following;

    Nikkor 55-200mm AFS DX f/4-5.6 G - £164
    Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 AF 572D - £116

    I can't decide if I need a 200mm or a 300mm. I will be using it for airshows/racing events and so on.

    Please let me know what you think tonight as I want the order to be processed tomorrow morning so they ship it same day so I get it wednesday :).

    Cheers,

    King.
     
  2. Matt

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Ledbury

    300mm if you're shooting airshows :) and that probably won't be long enough!
     
  3. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

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    That Tamron lense is best suited for analogue photography. I am not too sure about it to be honest. After looking into a bit more...
     
    Last edited: 10 Jul 2006
  4. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

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    I went for the Tamron lens, however I found somewhere that stocked the Di version. Bought this: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2.
     
  5. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

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    Sorry to ramble, the Tamron was out of stock so went for the Sigma 70 - 300 1:2 Macro DG APO. Will upload some boring test shots later.
     
  6. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

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    Some test shots. Quality isnt bad for a £99 lense. It will see me through till end August till I supplement it with a Prime 300mm Sigma. Anyway.

    Images taken down...
     
    Last edited: 14 Jul 2006
  7. Ak!ta

    Wise Guy

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    I see no pics !!! :confused:
     
  8. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jan 2005

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    Location: Canada

    I have taken them down,...

    This is one taken with the same lense....

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