Time for a new lens

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by keaja, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. keaja

    keaja TPF Noob!

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    I still havent made a deciscion on a zoom lens :D

    I saw some pictures on airliners.net, and I found out they were from 100mm-400mm lens, the author hasnt gotten back to me on the F stop on it. The other thing, the images were huge, extremley clear.
    I seriously doubt that he has one of those 7,000 dollar lens, so that leads me to believe that he has a normal F stop on his camera. I am looking forward to his reply to see what the F stop on it is.

    Anyways, I was thinking, Would a zoom lens, with a F4.6-5.6, achieve the speed I am looking for with high speed film, like 800? But the dilema is, I still need quality.
    I know, I know, I am asking for everything for a decent price lol, aren't we all? :D

    So do you guys think I could achieve success with this:

    Nikon 65 Camera
    With NIKON LENS 70-300 F4-5.6 D ED (62)
    Using 800 or 1600 Speed Film
    Through a dedicated negative scanner.

    BTW, here are his pics:

    http://www.airliners.net/open.file/423364/L/

    http://www.airliners.net/open.file/423365/L/

    http://www.airliners.net/open.file/423366/L/

    http://www.airliners.net/open.file/423368/L/

    http://www.airliners.net/open.file/423367/L/



    Oh, I forgot to mention, In San Diego, all most every single picture I was taking, was on manual. Because it would try and auto-focus while the plane was moving, which meant it never focused.
    So, if I got a manual only lens, can you get a lower F stop?


     
  2. keaja

    keaja TPF Noob!

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    After a cool talk with voodoo, looks like I am going to be getting everything I want. We didnt talk about the tripod, but this one seems very cool.

    I wont be ordering it from ritz, as they are very expensive. I am gonna see what we have at work (Best buy) and use my discount on the stuff we have. I saw the lens on yahoo for $130!

    Quantaray- tech-10 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 High Speed Auto Focus Zoom for Nikon

    Sunpak-9001UT Tripod

    Minolta - Dimage Scan Dual III Film Scanner

    Could someone tell me the difference between that lens and This one and if its worth the extra $160+

    Thanks!! Jason
     
  3. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    An "older" manual focus lens would probably be cheaper. I know that many older Nikon MF lenses will fit onto their new AF bodies, but there are probably some compatability issues you should research.

    The faster your lens the faster your AF. Most AF systems that I am aware of don't work very well (or at all) at f/8+. It's pretty rare to find an f/8 lens, but for instance, an f/4 or f/5.6 lens with a teleconverter.
     
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    Well I just bought the lens over at work with my discount.
    I got it for $136 w/ my discount ,it goes for $190 there! Im a very happy camper! :D
     

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