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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:52 am 
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Hi guys I'm very new to photography I have a Nikon D5200 with the standard 18-55mm kit lens and am wanting to move up to a nikon 70-300mm f4/5.6 VR lens that I can buy from my local camera shop for $399 I have a few things that I am unsure of,
Will this lens be suitable for wildlife photography?
Any other tips would be great!
Thanks :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Greetings Your Majesty.

In my opinion you will not find a better lens for your purpose for the money. You will spend an awful lot more before beating it.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Good price for an excellent lens - I have one.

The reach is good but f5.6 at 300mm could be limiting (I've found it no problem for what I do). Only thing - as pointed out, a larger aperture lens will come with a hefty price. Fortunately, with today's sensors, you can move the ISO up a a bit if you need it.

A good tripod will be essential because the lens has no tripod mounting point and puts a bit of weight a fair way out from the camera.

Happy shooting.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Thankyou guys I will purchase the lens this weekend :) Hilary by "The reach is good but f5.6 at 300mm could be limiting" what do you mean exactly? i'm a noob i'm sorry just new to this ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:38 am 
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Lowlight situations where a fast shutter speed is required. (Sports at night would be an example.) If you're shooting wildlife mostly in the day, it shouldn't be an issue.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:36 am 
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Thanks for clarifying :) I made a mistake it's a 55-300mm VR lens I purchased it today and am very happy with it! Thanks again guys


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