What lenses are good (and hopefully cost effective) on Nikon D7000

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  1. JohnS.

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    No, get the 70-300 VR. I've read it's loads better.

    Why do you want another telephoto though if you have an 80-200? That's a great lens. If anything, save up a little then sell it then buy a 70-200 f/2.8.


     
  2. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Keep in mind his 80-200 is *not* the f/2.8 professional lens. It's the f/4.5-5.6 version -- I had to look it up when he listed it. They seem to be selling for $60 and less on ebay.

    I assume that you've tried the 55-300 VR by now. I don't have any experience with that lens but it seems to get okay reviews for the level of consumer lens that it is, though slow focusing.
     
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    the lens I have is just a D. nothing else on it. it's basically the lens that came with it and is nothing professional. When I hit 130MM+ it loses detail and a lot of light. it might sell for 50$. and if someone offered me that, it would be sold without lookling back. Just because I need something better at focusing.
     
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    yep just looked that up and said it is slow at focusing. that is something I do not need at football or moving objects. I am sure it will be fine 1 out of 4 pictures, but I want the 1 out of 2 picture types.
     
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    70-300 VR or 80-200 f/2.8

    Or save up for a 70-200mm f/2.8 because it's well worth it
     
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    I think I have found my lens. (I think). Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD SP AF. the reviews on this are great. and it's not much more then the nikkor lens 55-300MM. The reviews are acting like it is sharp and stays fairly sharp at 300MM, something the nikkor lost after 200MM. I'm not reading to many bad reviews from multiple sites.

    Tamron Lens: Zooms - Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD SP AF (Tested) - SLRgear.com!
     
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    The rap against Nikon's 55-300mm zoom is sloooooow focusing. That's all I ever hear about it. Usually from people who've used a decent 70-300mm zoom. I think the Tamron is probably pretty close to or maybe better than the Nikon 70-300 AF-S G. I see a lot of benefit to the stabilized 70-300 lenses, for panning, but also for use in the wind, like at the seashore or lakeshore, where WIND is a very,very difficult thing to combat with a tripod, or hand-held, but which stabilized lenses can handle pretty darned well.

    I like panning, and to me, the single biggest advance in panning was the auto-detect panning that Nikon VR has always had: no need for a "switch" like the early Canon implementation.
     
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  9. Mashburn

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    Sounds like I'll be doing that. I tried out a used VR today. And after 200 it lost a little sharpness. And focusing was slow. Slower then this lens that came with it.
     
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    If portraits are what you want then you already have a great lens, the 50mm, just don't shoot wide open.
     
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    thanks. I just need to find a long lens now for my football and etc.
     
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    I'm kinda in the same boat. My kids soccer are going to a larger field now. So my 80-200/2.8 might be stretched a bit on my FF. But I do have a crop camera, and my slow focusing 75-300 AF lens. I'm actually researching the Tokina AT-X AF 100-300 f/4 lens as a possible solution to the bigger field problem - and they are fairly inexpensive. The Sigma 150-500/Tamron 150-600's sound nice but are out of my price range.
     

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