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Old December 10th 04, 04:40 AM
Bobsprit
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Default Longer Lens for D70?

I have a new D70 with the 18-70mm kit lens and also a 50mm 1.8. I imagine that
once in a while I'll want to do some deeper shots. I see the Sigman 70-300mm
APO is a popular low cost choice for under 200.00. Is there anything else I
should be looking at? A 70-200mm would also work. I'd rather not spend more
than 400.00 or so. It seems that after a lens like the Sigma there is a HUGE
price jump to the next level. Anything in between?

Thanks for any tips on the most played out question ever!

RB
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Old December 10th 04, 04:56 AM
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I use the Sigma lens you mentioned, but FYI, here is the Nikkkor 70 - 300
for about $130 for the "G" version and $280 for the ED version at B&H (and
probably other places too):

Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Autofocus Lens - Black
Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6D ED Autofocus Lens




"Bobsprit" wrote in message
...
I have a new D70 with the 18-70mm kit lens and also a 50mm 1.8. I imagine
that
once in a while I'll want to do some deeper shots. I see the Sigman
70-300mm
APO is a popular low cost choice for under 200.00. Is there anything else
I
should be looking at? A 70-200mm would also work. I'd rather not spend
more
than 400.00 or so. It seems that after a lens like the Sigma there is a
HUGE
price jump to the next level. Anything in between?

Thanks for any tips on the most played out question ever!

RB



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Old December 10th 04, 04:56 AM
AK
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I use the Sigma lens you mentioned, but FYI, here is the Nikkkor 70 - 300
for about $130 for the "G" version and $280 for the ED version at B&H (and
probably other places too):

Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Autofocus Lens - Black
Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6D ED Autofocus Lens




"Bobsprit" wrote in message
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I have a new D70 with the 18-70mm kit lens and also a 50mm 1.8. I imagine
that
once in a while I'll want to do some deeper shots. I see the Sigman
70-300mm
APO is a popular low cost choice for under 200.00. Is there anything else
I
should be looking at? A 70-200mm would also work. I'd rather not spend
more
than 400.00 or so. It seems that after a lens like the Sigma there is a
HUGE
price jump to the next level. Anything in between?

Thanks for any tips on the most played out question ever!

RB



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Old December 10th 04, 10:29 AM
Bobsprit
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I use the Sigma lens you mentioned, but FYI, here is the Nikkkor 70 - 300
for about $130 for the "G" version and $280 for the ED version at B&H (and
probably other places too):


Yes, but by many accounts the Nikkor 70-300 is not better than the Sigma. I was
hoping that there was an smaller jump up from a 200 dollar lens than spending
700 dollars.

RB
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Old December 10th 04, 10:29 AM
Bobsprit
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I use the Sigma lens you mentioned, but FYI, here is the Nikkkor 70 - 300
for about $130 for the "G" version and $280 for the ED version at B&H (and
probably other places too):


Yes, but by many accounts the Nikkor 70-300 is not better than the Sigma. I was
hoping that there was an smaller jump up from a 200 dollar lens than spending
700 dollars.

RB
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Old December 10th 04, 11:13 AM
Gerrit 't Hart
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"Bobsprit" wrote in message
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I have a new D70 with the 18-70mm kit lens and also a 50mm 1.8. I imagine

that
once in a while I'll want to do some deeper shots. I see the Sigman

70-300mm
APO is a popular low cost choice for under 200.00. Is there anything else

I
should be looking at? A 70-200mm would also work. I'd rather not spend

more
than 400.00 or so. It seems that after a lens like the Sigma there is a

HUGE
price jump to the next level. Anything in between?

Thanks for any tips on the most played out question ever!

RB


How about the Tamron 28 - 200 (or is it 300?) for digitals?
Can someone with experience comment please?

Gerrit - Oz


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Old December 10th 04, 11:13 AM
Gerrit 't Hart
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"Bobsprit" wrote in message
...
I have a new D70 with the 18-70mm kit lens and also a 50mm 1.8. I imagine

that
once in a while I'll want to do some deeper shots. I see the Sigman

70-300mm
APO is a popular low cost choice for under 200.00. Is there anything else

I
should be looking at? A 70-200mm would also work. I'd rather not spend

more
than 400.00 or so. It seems that after a lens like the Sigma there is a

HUGE
price jump to the next level. Anything in between?

Thanks for any tips on the most played out question ever!

RB


How about the Tamron 28 - 200 (or is it 300?) for digitals?
Can someone with experience comment please?

Gerrit - Oz


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Old December 10th 04, 03:50 PM
bob
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teflon wrote in
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I suggest looking at the discontinued Nikon f/2.8 80-200 ED (2 ring
version) in the secondhand market. It will be a tad more than you
budgeted for, but it's an amazingly good lens.


That's a big lens.

I thought about getting one years ago to go with my F4, but opted for a
f/2.8 180AF. The 180 is about 1/2 the bulk of the 80-200. They were the
same price (both used). To zoom or not to zoom... ;-)

Bob
 




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