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Old Aug 15, 2006, 4:13 PM   #11
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I have a Nikon D50, but I am real new at dslr. The only lenses I have are the 18-55 and the 55-200. Looks like I need the 70-300 for sure.

there is not a big difference between 200 and 300, youd be better of investing in a 70-200 2.8, if you dont want to go the nikon route then sigma makes a nice one thats much cheaper. ofr most sports youll want that 2.8 fast lens so that you can up the shutter speed.

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Old Aug 15, 2006, 4:14 PM   #12
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I have a Nikon D50, but I am real new at dslr. The only lenses I have are the 18-55 and the 55-200. Looks like I need the 70-300 for sure.
I have the 70-300G and it's a slow lens, it terms of light and focusing. The difference between 200mm and 300mm is not much. If you really want a 300mm, I would wait and save up for the recently announced 70-300 VR. Actually, you can pre-order that now.


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Old Aug 15, 2006, 5:45 PM   #13
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Much like Rey, I have the 70 - 300G and it is a little slow. As for the images I posted, I shot in Shutter priority 1/2500 and depending on the cloud cover either ISO 400 or 800... I think 1 was with 1600 when the cloud got really bad.

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And you should be satisfied with your photos. GREAT shots! Would you mind telling me what mode, Auto, A S M P, or....your camera was in when you shot these?



Which70-300 Nikon lens did you use.



I have a Nikon D50, but I am real new at dslr. The only lenses I have are the 18-55 and the 55-200. Looks like I need the 70-300 for sure.



Thank you for your time.



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Old Aug 17, 2006, 1:08 PM   #14
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It's possible to get action shots with the AF 70-300G. I have that lens. But as Rey said, you will more likely need to know when the specific action is about to occur. That lens does not focus fast.

I just picked up an AF-S lens, and the focusing is faster than my AF lens.
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