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August 6, 2012
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Hello Photography Masters !!

First of all i need to give Big thanx for Oxana for making a better place for noob photographers..!!

I’m new to photography and i own a Nikon D7000 camera.Actually i need to know is this lens (Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G) good for wildlife photography??

and suggest me good lenses for Nikon D7000 :D :D

I need to take wildlife photography and normal day today photos.suggest me good lenses from below lenses model or whatever good lenses.

Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4D

AF-S DX VR Zoom 55-200mm

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm

Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D

I hope Oxana will help me :D

Thanx

August 7, 2012
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I believe you have a good range with your prime lens Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G, but you know that in that lens when you arrive to 300mm you get a f/5.6 for apperture instead of an ideal constant f/2.8 that some expensive glass provide. The main issue about lenses, in my opinion is the lower number they provide, the most sharp are the images and less DOF (f/1.8 or f2.8). There are very good options from Sigma and Tamron at better prices. I am still investigating because I’m newbie also like you, and I have a D7000 also. I confess that my big worry at the moment is to search for lenses that are FX compatible (more expensive thou), and not only DX, and there is a reason for that. Imagine you what to be a professional and you start to earn money for your work…at that time maybe you consider working with a Full Frame (FX) body and the DX lenses you got before, will not work in that body (I ask for Oksana correction if I’m wrong). Thx.

August 7, 2012
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Quote from danielaportela on August 7, 2012, 12:28
I believe you have a good range with your prime lens Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G, but you know that in that lens when you arrive to 300mm you get a f/5.6 for apperture instead of an ideal constant f/2.8 that some expensive glass provide. The main issue about lenses, in my opinion is the lower number they provide, the most sharp are the images and less DOF (f/1.8 or f2.8). There are very good options from Sigma and Tamron at better prices. I am still investigating because I’m newbie also like you, and I have a D7000 also. I confess that my big worry at the moment is to search for lenses that are FX compatible (more expensive thou), and not only DX, and there is a reason for that. Imagine you what to be a professional and you start to earn money for your work…at that time maybe you consider working with a Full Frame (FX) body and the DX lenses you got before, will not work in that body (I ask for Oksana correction if I’m wrong). Thx.

Thanx for your reply :)

August 11, 2012
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Yes, Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G is pretty good starter lens (under $600 for 300mm is not bad) to use for wild life. It is lightweight, which make it easy to carry around. The bokeh is not bad, especially on the long end, but It is less sharper at 300mm. VR is a plus. It is good for daytime shooting, not that much for low light.

Nikon also has two other lenses of this kind, but with a bit wider range and focal length, but also more expensive:
Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S ($950)
Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX ($1100) – the thing to kip in mind with this one it is only for DX (cropper sensor) body.

Nikkor AF-S DX VR Zoom 55-200mm and Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX are both only DX body.

All of those lenses would be kind of similar – the differences are in focal range and are they compatible with FX body or not (this is important if you are planing on buying one in a future). All of them have VR and AF-S. The differences in sharpness probably not too huge. I will see if I can get hold on all of them and test them at the same time.

Prime lenses are always good in terms of sharpness and bokeh. Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G and Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G both are great for portraits. And you can’t beet the price of Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G and you don’t need to spend more for f1.4, because you would not see a huge difference. D- lenses are the ones which have an aperture ring on them, which you don’t need for D7000, because you can control your aperture in the camera.

August 13, 2012
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Quote from easyexposure on August 11, 2012, 19:57
Yes, Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G is pretty good starter lens (under $600 for 300mm is not bad) to use for wild life. It is lightweight, which make it easy to carry around. The bokeh is not bad, especially on the long end, but It is less sharper at 300mm. VR is a plus. It is good for daytime shooting, not that much for low light.

Nikon also has two other lenses of this kind, but with a bit wider range and focal length, but also more expensive:
Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S ($950)
Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX ($1100) – the thing to kip in mind with this one it is only for DX (cropper sensor) body.

Nikkor AF-S DX VR Zoom 55-200mm and Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX are both only DX body.

All of those lenses would be kind of similar – the differences are in focal range and are they compatible with FX body or not (this is important if you are planing on buying one in a future). All of them have VR and AF-S. The differences in sharpness probably not too huge. I will see if I can get hold on all of them and test them at the same time.

Prime lenses are always good in terms of sharpness and bokeh. Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G and Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G both are great for portraits. And you can’t beet the price of Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G and you don’t need to spend more for f1.4, because you would not see a huge difference. D- lenses are the ones which have an aperture ring on them, which you don’t need for D7000, because you can control your aperture in the camera.

Then I’ll go for this lenses

NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

That’s better right?

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I think is it a good choice, just keep in mind NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is just for DX body (which Nikon d7000 is), but It would not be good for FX body (Nikon D800 for example), if you ever will want to upgrade to a new FX camera.

August 14, 2012
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Quote from easyexposure on August 13, 2012, 19:19
I think is it a good choice, just keep in mind NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is just for DX body (which Nikon d7000 is), but It would not be good for FX body (Nikon D800 for example), if you ever will want to upgrade to a new FX camera.

It will take some more time to upgrade camera..when i grow up will do it :D :D

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