kit lens replacement for 55-200
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    kit lens replacement for 55-200

    by vlt87kal » Mon May 07, 2012 11:33 pm

    hey guys im looking at replacing my 55-200 going for somthing with a little more range as i always seem to find 200 is just not enough, any personal experiences with the nikon 55-300mm?? equal replacments anywere or beter??
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    Re: kit lens replacement for 55-200

    by muzza22au » Mon May 07, 2012 11:39 pm

    vlt87kal wrote:hey guys im looking at replacing my 55-200 going for somthing with a little more range as i always seem to find 200 is just not enough, any personal experiences with the nikon 55-300mm?? equal replacments anywere or beter??


    What kind of $$'s are you looking at spending?
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    by vlt87kal » Mon May 07, 2012 11:41 pm

    sorry haha between $1-600 ish
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    by muzza22au » Tue May 08, 2012 12:05 am

    If you can I would spend a bit extra and get the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF ED VR Lens. There are some great deals which you can get via Shopbot Nikon AF-S 70-300mm
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    by vlt87kal » Tue May 08, 2012 12:12 am

    ah yer nice, im looking on DWI at the moment at that lens, Silent wave motor will focus on my d5000 alright? im assuming with this having alot more photo quality then the basic kit lens :) any personal experience?
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    by muzza22au » Tue May 08, 2012 12:15 am

    vlt87kal wrote:ah yer nice, im looking on DWI at the moment at that lens, Silent wave motor will focus on my d5000 alright? im assuming with this having alot more photo quality then the basic kit lens :) any personal experience?
    no personal experience with this lens but have read a lot of reviews regarding it and it sounds great for the price. I have an 80 - 400mm VR which I use but wish it had the SWM as its slow at focussing at times.
    Actually after a bit of research I found this.
    It will not autofocus on a D40/40x/60/3000/3100/5000/5100. This lens will only autofocus with bodies that have built-in auto-focus drive motors, such as D80/D90/D7000, and up.
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    by tifkat » Tue May 08, 2012 8:46 am

    That's just so wrong. AF-S means it will focus on ANY Nikon DSLR. It's the older AF (AF-D / AF-G) lenses which won't focus without the body motor. If it's the newer AF-S version, it will work on the D5000.
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    by muzza22au » Tue May 08, 2012 10:43 am

    All I can recommend is take your 5000 into your local camera store and try out the lens if possible.
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    by vlt87kal » Tue May 08, 2012 9:39 pm

    yer muzza i live in kalgoorlie the closest thing to a camera shop here is harvery norman....... they stock about 3 nikon dslrs and 3 canons about 1 macro no wide angle lol not a great variety, tifkat cheers il keep looking
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    by Busiboy » Tue May 08, 2012 9:58 pm

    Digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au is a good online Australian retailer that will ship.

    I think you can alo phone them to enquire, I think tifkat is on the money though, but double check with the experts
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    by vlt87kal » Tue May 08, 2012 11:12 pm

    how do lens such as the Sigma Lens 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro built-in motor lens go with macro photography??
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    by Busiboy » Fri May 11, 2012 9:17 am

    dpreview would be a good place to get some half decent ideas on lenses and their performance.

    Being dirty Nikon I can't help much otherwise
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    by muzza22au » Fri May 11, 2012 4:05 pm

    Busiboy wrote:dpreview would be a good place to get some half decent ideas on lenses and their performance.

    Being dirty Nikon I can't help much otherwise


    Ken Rockwell is another good source of information.
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