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Old Jul 27, 2010, 1:33 AM   #11
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How about two lenses instead of one. Which ones?
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 1:45 AM   #12
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with the d90 and low light is not a priority, the kit lens AF-s 18-105mm VR and the AF-s 70-300mm VR
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 1:49 AM   #13
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Not a priority? Why? Nikon lenses both, right?
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 1:52 AM   #14
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neither of these lenses are very bright. And yes both are nikon lenses I was referring to. For low light you will want a f2.8 or better. F2.8 nikon zooms like the AF-s 70-200mm is 2500 dollars. And the AF-s 17-55 is about 1600 dollars.
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There are a bit less expensive no nikon options if low light is a priority and you do not want to pay for a nikon option with sigma zoom lenses with F2.8.

Better then f2.8 you will be looking a prime lenses that do not zoom they are brighter at f1.2, 1.4, 1.8 and f2
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 2:35 AM   #16
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So what do you recomend for an all purpse lens close to the 18-200 VR for a D90?
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Can you please ask this in a new thread so that Navop can get the advice they asked for?
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Hi to everyone...

Looking into purchasing one of the following cameras, but not sure which is better for me....

Cameras ... Nikon..... D90, D300S or the D700

Camera use...taking picture... lol

Picture of RC Airplane shows, Boating, RC Cars race, wilderness

So not sure which one to get. Looked for the pros/cons of each camera, not finding any.......

Thanks
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I agree on the advice re the D90 or D300S for this purpose as you really need the reach when shooting anything RC.

I personally use a 120-300mm f2.8 lens with or without 1.4x or 2x teleconverter to give me up to 600mm for RC Aircraft, however, this is heavy and expensive and not really the starting place. For the cars I just stuck with the lens without the TC.

A very important question here is what is your budget for everything?

I would personally also look at the Canon range as a 50D or 7D with the 100-400 Canon lens would work really well. If you can't go for all that then either Canon or Nikon with their latest 70-300mm lenses will be OK but not very long which will be pretty limiting.

I've only shot RC Cars a couple of times so don't have any very good shots but these should give you an idea of starting points.







As for aircraft shots, I have quite a few as I fly helis and fixed wing so from time to time will take a camera for a play as well.

This shot was taken at 600mm as it is a pretty small EDF model and even so had to be flown pretty close to get this tight on it.


This was shot at 300mm, again to get so tight the plane was pretty close in.


Even a good size jet powered plane benefits from long glass, here again we are at 600mm.


I hope that gives a bit of info to point you in the right direction. Please ask more questions as I'm happy to answer.
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Thanks for all the info, its alot to take in, budget is ok, Guess i'm lucky, the D700 will cos me less then $1000 USD, so I don't mind spending a bit of
money on the lens, If I get lucky even the lens will be less then regular price...cross fingure...

really like the above pictures....

The Aircraft I will be shooting are from Electric to Gas which gas your looking a 30% plus in size....

For cars whell 1/8, 1/5 from electric to gas also...go baja 5b....

So now that I'm pretty sure i'm going for the D700 (now that I know it will not break the bank),
now I really like those picture above..

what lens are you using to capture those moments.....

Thanks again for all the info
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P.S... navop = he, not her .... lol

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The d700 is like 2500 dollars for just the body, the d90 is just under 1000 dollars
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I used the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 for all the shots. Anything over 300mm was either with the 1.4 or 2x TC. If you are shooting with the D700 then you will need more length in the lens for the same framing as it is a full frame sensor, this is where the D300s could be a winner meaning you would be able to use cheaper glass for the same results.

Even when I'm shooting 33% and larger I will be using 420mm (the 300mm with 1.4x teleconverter), on the D700 you would want to be looking at having the 400mm with a 1.4x converter. If you were shooting a lot then the 500mm f4 would be choice on a D700 due to the full frame.
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