recommendations for a telephoto lens

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  1. whistule

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    Can anyone recommend a telephoto lens for a Nikon D40? I am basically looking to steal portrait photos from a distance - maybe across a road (if that makes any sense!).

    Any help much appreciated
     
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    a paparazzi, I see!
     
  3. whistule

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    you've got me there!
     
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    lol, anyhoo, whats your budget? I recommend the 70-200 2.8 VR, but its really expensive, do you have a price range?
     
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    The Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 is quite nice as well and will weigh in around $800 new.
     
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    The Sigma APO 200-500mm is an excellent papparazi lens with constant aperture of f2.8. It comes with 2x extender which will make it into 400-1000mm. The fast aperture is designed for easy handheld shooting day and night - perfect.:)
     
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    What about the Nikkor 55-200 VR? You can get very decent shots specially with the VR feature, and it is about 200 bucks
     
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    Thanks for all the response. Budget around £250 so 500$. It's for travelling so wouldn't want a beast!
     
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    :lol: I'm sure a paparazzi can be stealthy and unnoticed with this lens! Personally, I really don't like it. There are better alternatives.
     
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    A 70-300 VR will do the trick and it's exactly $500. It's light as well.
     
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    I would go for the 70-300 VR as well
     
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    sell your 18 - 55 and get the 18 - 200....
     

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