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Discussion in 'Nikon Accessories' started by yellowduck, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. yellowduck

    yellowduck TPF Noob!

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    As you may guess I am new to this site and New to Nikon. I've had a D5000 for about a year now with a 18-55mm lens and a 55-200mm lens. I am a week ender just taking pictures of the grandkids,my oldest grand daughter is playing field hocky and the 55-200mm lens is not enough most most of the time. I was checking out a Rokinon 650-1300mm lens I know on my D5000 it will only work as a manual lens but does anybody has this lens using it in this type of setup. I guess what I am asking is this a ok setup for a week ender will it give good results for hobby photographer.
     
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    fotomanjack TPF Noob!

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    That size of lens is, for one thing, overkill! It's mostly used for wildlife photography. Secondly, it requires the use of a sturdy tripod. This is not a hand held lens by any means. :) But if you can get it cheap......hey, go for it. :)
    For what you want to shoot, I'd suggest a 55-300 VR or even a 70-300 VR lens.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I think you will be sorely disappointed with it.
     
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    fotomanjack TPF Noob!

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    I totally agree. This is NOT a lens for a weekend shooter.
     
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    That lens is a monster. I Just looked it up and found one on Amazon for less then $300. That sounds exceptionally cheap for a lens like that.
     
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    Too much zoom unless you plan on going to the moon & shooting back down here. Rather than comparing zoom, look at the f-stops. Shoot for a 2.8 if you can afford it, you will find the speed & clarity much more appealing than what you are looking at which is most likely a 6.1 f-stop.
     
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    memento No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    what is your budget?
     
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    memento No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    dang it.

    note to self... look at post date.
     
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    Don't get it. Buy a 70-300 VR instead or if you can spend more, get the 18-200 vr
     

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