200mm vs. 300mm

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  1. robdavis305

    robdavis305 TPF Noob!

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    Ive got a 200mm for my Nikon D90 and was just curious if the 300mm was worth the money for the amount of difference between them.
     
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    Not as much difference as you might think.

    I compromised and went with 250 :)
     
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    It depends what you want to use the lens for.

    If you want to shoot birds at a feeder from a nearby blind the 200mm will work fine. If you want to shoot birds up in a tree, or in flight from an exposed shooting location, start saving for a 600mm.

    For field sports the 200 mm will work but you'll do a lot of cropping. A 300mm will save negate some cropping, but a 500mm will work even better.
     

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