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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:06 pm 
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i was at oulton park the other day, thirst time ive been in over a year, i took some shots, can anyone reccomend a sharp 200 or 300mm lens,

these were shot with a tamron 70-300 on a nikon d90


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Most of those shots look pretty sharp to me :D

But I know what you mean, I think I have the same lens as you and I to feel the desire to upgrade it. There are a couple of options but it really depends on your budget:

Nikon 300mm f4 - £850
Nikon 200mm f4 - £1000
Nikon 70-200 f2.8 - £1600

I'm pretty sure they do some sharp 70-300's aswell but am not very familiar with the nikon range so will leave this to someone else.

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jessops in the uk do interest free finance, so i would probably go with them, to spread the cost, did it when upgrading from d40x to d90


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these pics were shot in raw then sharpened and added contrast etc in view nx to make them look better


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If you are going to do interest free financing I would suggest one of the three lenses I suggested and forget the 70-300. It really depends on the focal length you want. If 200mm is going to be enough I would get the 70-200 as it is a very sharp and versatile lens. With a telephoto prime like the Nikon 200mm it is unlikely you will use it for anything other than sports and wildlife. Whereas with the 70-200 you could also use it for portraits, night photography (wide aperture) and even as a general purpose lens. This lens is expensive but definitely worth the money.

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im also going to get into football photography, ive spoken to some local clubs and one so far has said i can come down and take pictures, theres loads of lower league and welsh clubs near me


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jessops in the uk do interest free finance, so i would probably go with them, to spread the cost, did it when upgrading from d40x to d90


General rule for buying lenses: don't spend money you don't have.

As far as the lenses go: you're panning, so you might lose more sharpness in accidental motion blur than because of your lens.

Then again, stabilisation (some of which can detect panning) might help you out with this.

So: Nikon 70-300 VR or Tamron 70-300 VC :)

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i do have the money :D just not all at once, theres no interest on it so its just like saving up, im in a secure job which is salaried so its not a problem


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Could you please specify your budget. I don't think you have mentioned it but correct me if I am wrong.

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under £700 ideally but will go further for the right lens


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is this any good http://www.jessops.com/online.store/pro ... /show.html


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just looked at some pics of flickr using the lens and it produces some really good pics


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good panning


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just bought a sigma 70-200 f2.8 os and a monopod, ill post back some pics when it arrives.


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