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#1 mattybugeye

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 04:51 pm

Right am thinking about selling a few of my lenses and buying a new lense on the near future want something with a bit of reach probably around 500mm for wildlife shots it's going on my nikon d7000 so don't need a motorised lense and budget wise around 400-500 so presumably looking 2nd hand any opinions?? Or any one selling anything
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Posted 21 March 2015 - 06:05 pm

sigma 50-500 mm are about that price. but you need to be mr universe to use it



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 06:26 pm

Got a 300mm f4 ed for around £300
An old lens but pin sharp
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Posted 21 March 2015 - 07:42 pm

I have tried and sold loads of lenses
from now on I will stick to Nikon all the sigmas I had were not sharp
50-500 no good in this country ..I take action shots so need loads of light

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 08:11 pm

sigma 50-500 mm are about that price. but you need to be mr universe to use it

Avoid!!!!  Unless you live near the equator!



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 09:28 pm

My partner at work bought a Tamron 150-600. It ran around $1,000 USD. It's huge, and I couldn't see humping it around.

 

Maybe you could rent a few and see what works for you?



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 07:37 am

IMO forget the 500mm......for your budget you aren't going to get anything good enough to be of use to you. The Monkeys suggestion of 300mm f4 is about the best you will find for the price range IMO.

 

nearly all my pics are taken with a 300mm....f2.8


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 08:56 am

Thanks for the replys I am watching a few sigma 50-500 on ebay and was curious if any good
I've got a tamron 300 just don't feel it's got enough reach it might be a idea to rent a couple like you say is there any places round west Yorkshire to hire lenses? Cheers

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:07 am

Got a 300mm f4 ed for around £300
An old lens but pin sharp

For sale?

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:28 am

Yes for sale

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:28 am

What is the tamron?

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 10:40 am

IMO forget the 500mm......for your budget you aren't going to get anything good enough to be of use to you. The Monkeys suggestion of 300mm f4 is about the best you will find for the price range IMO.

 

nearly all my pics are taken with a 300mm....f2.8

I agree with JD, Nikon  300mm is brilliant lens and with a cropped sensor and/or a 1x4 teleconverter you'll get the length you need without any visible deterioration in the quality 


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 10:49 am

It's a 70-300 4.5-5.6 di
Can you send me some pics il pm my number cheers

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 10:59 am

What's bad with the sigma just lack of light in UK? Are they sharp

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 12:14 pm

The 300f4 is as already said a sharp lense pay a little extra and get the afs, the older ed modle you can knock nails in with it it's so well built, I use the 300 95% of the time
JD is right about the price of 400-500 lenses add another 0 even for second hand ones
The sigma I found soft all the way through, and if you think that's heavy try hand holding a nikon 400 2.8 the old version is 10.5 lb

It's so important to get the best glass you can afford
Why not hire one to try out
I hire when I go on certain shoots
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