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Old 03-28-2007, 07:22 AM #1
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Nikon Lense

Yeah I read the FAQ, but its easier posting here.

I have a Nikon D50 and ive been shooting with the stock lense, and when im shooting paintball the zoom is horrible, so I have to be like 10 ft from the guy to get a good quality picture.

Whats a good lense under $300 that I can shoot paintball photography with?
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:42 AM #2
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you could always just get creative and deal with it. I shoot paintball with a fixed lens on a medium format camera, you should have no problems with a digital camera that has as much zoom as the D50's stock lens. Everyone uses a long lens for paintball but it is getting boring cause just about everything looks the same.
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:12 AM #3
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That didnt help.
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then why don't you save up more cash, 'cause get what you pay for. I'd save up for the 80-200 2.8 which is like $800. Until then, work with what you have.
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:32 PM #5
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not the greatest.. but if you arent too serious about photography this is perfect.. but if you want to get better photos... the 80-200 2.8 is a must!
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kit lense can take decent photos...you just might have to crop a bit more or get in a bit closer than you would with another lense.


i use a 70-200 f2.8 now though
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:07 PM #7
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Yea, not to jack the thread, but i need a lense that i can get closer with and one that takes better pictures from a distance (nikon) any suggestions?

i thought that this may help the op aswell
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Yea, not to jack the thread, but i need a lense that i can get closer with and one that takes better pictures from a distance (nikon) any suggestions?

i thought that this may help the op aswell
Dude, are you ****ing blind or just stupid?

Me, Crane, and ffry all said what a good lens to get would be.

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Old 03-28-2007, 03:59 PM #9
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Dude, are you ****ing blind or just stupid?

Me, Crane, and ffry all said what a good lens to get would be.

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no, but i also didnt know if those are for both close and far away shots.

Its a pretty simple concept.
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most telephotos have rather long min focus distances. My 70-200f/4L can't focus inside of 4 feet.
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:06 PM #11
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Well heres the deal.. if you get a lens that has wide andgle and telephoto capabilities.. you start sacrificing quality.

you could pick up an 18-200 Nikkor.. but I hear they are hard to come by these days.

If you shoot sports put on a 70-200. if you are shooting closer then throw on a wide angle zoom. theres really no way around it other than owning 2 camera bodies, one with a telephoto and one with a wide angle (which I do )
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no, but i also didnt know if those are for both close and far away shots.

Its a pretty simple concept.
so is the concept of you trying to actually learn something about lenses. Go read reviews, go to Nikon's website and read up on them.

and if you're worried about "close and far away shots" use the kit lens and the 80-200/70-200 vr orrr you can order a 18-200.

EDIT- **** you crane. you beat me! haha
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so is the concept of you trying to actually learn something about lenses. Go read reviews, go to Nikon's website and read up on them.

and if you're worried about "close and far away shots" use the kit lens and the 80-200/70-200 vr orrr you can order a 18-200.

EDIT- **** you crane. you beat me! haha
needed to know what to read up on.

thanks crane
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or get an older film lens for nikon, 135mm is almost about the same as the 200 cause of the crop factor. bird photographers, even when using digital use long film lenses and teleconverters to get way over 1000mm focal length.
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:18 PM #15
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whats wrong with something like this?

http://www.adorama.com/SG70300DANKA....-5.6&item_no=8
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Bryan told me a good starter lens for canon was the http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

Which i believe sigma is just as good as quality, maybe alittle less but not by much... The only thing is the more you zoom meaning the 300mm full out, is that your F will be F/5.6... But i don't think you will notice that all that much outside... Indoors the lens isn't that good..

I was debating over that and the Canon 70-200mm f/4.0L. But due to selling my paintball gear i went with the f/4.0L

If i'm wrong please someone correct me, i'm not a 100% sure
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The sigma is fine for starters... but you will inevitably want something better and you wont be able to give that lens away.

my suggestion is if you are going to buy that lens... buy it used,preferably on ebay.. you an pick one up for like $50 or so... that way if you dont like it, you didnt blow a wad of cash on it.. and you can re-sell it for basically that same price you bought it for...

Trsut me.. I owned that lens... I lost a good chunk of change...

bu since we are on the subject of Nikon lenses... I tookk home our Nikkor 80-400 VR... Holy smokes.. this thing is a great zoom/quality in a small package.. (compared to the 500 or 600mm we have) I Really hated those lenses.. alot..
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whats wrong with something like this?

http://www.adorama.com/SG70300DANKA....-5.6&item_no=8


You get what you pay for. That thing is slow and it will have relatively bad image quality. There is a good reason why the 70-200 costs $1500 and why that one costs $200.
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You get what you pay for. That thing is slow and it will have relatively bad image quality. There is a good reason why the 70-200 costs $1500 and why that one costs $200.
you beat me, u bastard

hes right, the 70-200vr is the nicest lense i have shot with!!!
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:07 PM #20
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamron-70-300mm-...cm dZViewItem

what about something like this, about how far away could i shoot and still get good images? and how close aswell?
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamron-70-300mm-...cm dZViewItem

what about something like this, about how far away could i shoot and still get good images? and how close aswell?


I have that lens, and I'm not at all happy with it. It rarely ever gets used. Not a thing that I like about it.
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