want to update my nikon lens

jaimin100

Journeyman
Hi friends,

I have used my kit lens18-55mm lot and fully satisfied with.
Now its time to update my lens :

I figured out some lens

1. Nikon 70-300(6.1k as on fk)
2.Nikon 50-200vr(7.5k)
3.tamron 70-300(8.6k)
4.sigma 70-300(8.2k)


This are bunch of lens which make me confuse. Why I not added vr/vc bcz who the hell needed vr @300mm with tripod and exposure less than/250 sec.


2nd lens I want to purchase will prime lens I gone this forum can some body tell me may I go with 50mm 1.8d or g ??

Bcz lots of price difference is there.

If u find other lens below 10-15k suggestion are accepted. :D

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Between my pics for 18-55mm are here
https://www.flickr.com/photos/104922523@N04/
 

Hrishi

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I have the tamron 70-300mm di ld but that is made for alpha mount.
Its okay for the price , but the auto focus os extremely noisy.
Also , the pictures captured beyond 200mm seems a little bit soft .
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
first bro you are not updating a lens...you are adding or extending the range
secondly 50mm 1.8D wont AF with your D5100 soo you have to get 50mm 1.8G only
next about one of these lenses ...I would say if you want to use it for birding then get Tammy 70-300 di ld ....for everything else Nikon 55-200vr (its sharper, silent, have vr, great bokeh)

for 15k there is no other choice ...Nikon 55-300 cost 19-20k
 
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jaimin100

jaimin100

Journeyman
first bro you are not updating a lens...you are adding or extending the range
secondly 50mm 1.8D wont AF with your D5100 soo you have to get 50mm 1.8G only
next about one of these lenses ...I would say if you want to use it for birding then get Tammy 70-300 di ld ....for everything else Nikon 55-200vr (its sharper, silent, have vr, great bokeh)

for 15k there is no other choice ...Nikon 55-300 cost 19-20k

That's true bro m adding not updating :D

Then why they are selling50mm 1.8D m not getting it.still I will prefer without AF as it will make more practice to me on focusing manually rather then rely on motor (I will save almost3k for that only :D)

As u say Tammy but the picture quality @300mm will be crisp/good contrast/sharp enough

Nikkor lens are awesome I know that. But how feet actually I cover with 200mm ??

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I have the tamron 70-300mm di ld but that is made for alpha mount.
Its okay for the price , but the auto focus os extremely noisy.
Also , the pictures captured beyond 200mm seems a little bit soft .
Thanks bro for your reply that's what I want to know then there is no meaning of purchasing 70-300mm if I can't get good picture @300mm

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Between sujoy bro which remote u use ml3 or something else??
 
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sujoyp

Grand Master
look bhai its really difficult to shoot manual with pentamirror viewfinder which is bit dim with respect to pentaprism which have bright and bigger viewfinder...and you can just switch ur AF off when not required...other time you can use AF ...no one waits for you to set the focus perfectly when taking a portrait ...its better to use AF

I said if you need to do birding then 300mm is bare minimum...any kind of 300mm but its afterall 300mm ....even my 150-500 is not good at 500mm but I can reach 500mm ;)
for all other reasons get 55-200vr ...its much better as a lens...you can shoot birds from close distance if you can...I have used it as a birding lens for some time...but its a bit compromise in that way
in terms of feet you can say an object 15 feet away will look as big as when you hold it in your hand ..no scientific test just gussing :D

I have YN603N radio wireless trigger pair by which I can trigger cam as well flash wirelessly ....I also have a duplicate MC-DC2 :D which cost me 300 where MC-DC2 cost 1200

ML3 is RF remote but it needs to be in the view of camera like tv remote ...my triggers dont need any thing
 
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jaimin100

jaimin100

Journeyman
look bhai its really difficult to shoot manual with pentamirror viewfinder which is bit dim with respect to pentaprism which have bright and bigger viewfinder...and you can just switch ur AF off when not required...other time you can use AF ...no one waits for you to set the focus perfectly when taking a portrait ...its better to use AF

I said if you need to do birding then 300mm is bare minimum...any kind of 300mm but its afterall 300mm ....even my 150-500 is not good at 500mm but I can reach 500mm ;)
for all other reasons get 55-200vr ...its much better as a lens...you can shoot birds from close distance if you can...I have used it as a birding lens for some time...but its a bit compromise in that way
in terms of feet you can say an object 15 feet away will look as big as when you hold it in your hand ..no scientific test just gussing :D

I have YN603N radio wireless trigger pair by which I can trigger cam as well flash wirelessly ....I also have a duplicate MC-DC2 :D which cost me 300 where MC-DC2 cost 1200

ML3 is RF remote but it needs to be in the view of camera like tv remote ...my triggers dont need any thing

Thanks Dada for help I will first go with55-200mm on safe side then eventually on35/55mm 1.8g.

Not get your view on ml3 explain in some details
Send me that 300bucks remote link :D
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
zangetsu you have to be clear on which 70-300 you are talking

Nikon 70-300 6k
Tamron 70-300 di ld - 8k
Tamron VC USD -25k
Nikon 70-300 VR - 27k

you should prefer from down to up :D

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Nikon 55-300VR falls after tamron 70-300 vc usd in preference
 

nac

Aspiring Novelist
Jaimin, I just have paper knowledge when it comes to DSLR/lens. So mostly I try not to make comments when you guys looking for DSLR buying suggestion. :)
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
zangetsu you have to be clear on which 70-300 you are talking
Nikon 70-300 6k
Tamron 70-300 di ld - 8k
Tamron VC USD -25k
Nikon 70-300 VR - 27k
you should prefer from down to up :D

what is the difference/advantages in spending 25k (Tamron VC USD) rather than 8k (Tamron di LD) as both are 70-300mm ?
 
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jaimin100

jaimin100

Journeyman
jamin Nikon ML3 is good but as I said it need a line of sight just like TV remote cause its a infra red trigger ....but if you are ok with triggering from front then its fine

if you want wired trigger then this is Nikon MC-DC2's copy Remote Switch FOR Nikon D90 D3000 D3100 D5000 D5100 D7000 Camera | eBay
good thing about this is you can fix it as button pressed and take as long exposure shot as you want...30mins, 1 hr...no need to stand there

Just ordered
Buy Nikon FFW002AA ML-L3 Remote Control Online at Low Price in India | Nikon Camera Reviews & Ratings - Amazon.in


Will try and give u detail review on that
 

axelzdly1

mR.coNfusEd
which would be better 50-300mm or 70-300mm?

it's all about the price you're willing to spend,
30k then nikon 70 300 f/4.5 -5.6 VR
20k then Nikon 55 300 f/4.5 - 5.6 VR
10k Nikon 55 200 f/4.5 -5.6VR

let me tell you the one thing i've learnt about the lenses., its not about the focal length, but the f-stops it can deliver (aperture) at that focal length,that decides the price of that lens.also the element architecture and the image stabilization (VR) also count.

[MENTION=165721]jaimin100[/MENTION] nikon over tamron/sigma always in the same price range.and also prefer 35/ 1.8G over 50/ 1.8G @ 8k , as the effective focal length for our nikon D3100,5100 s about 55, which is quite good for street photography.waiting to get my hands on that one!
congrats on your purchase., waiting for your review~!
 
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jaimin100

jaimin100

Journeyman
it's all about the price you're willing to spend,
30k then nikon 70 300 f/4.5 -5.6 VR
20k then Nikon 55 300 f/4.5 - 5.6 VR
10k Nikon 55 200 f/4.5 -5.6VR

let me tell you the one thing i've learnt about the lenses., its not about the focal length, but the f-stops it can deliver (aperture) at that focal length,that decides the price of that lens.also the element architecture and the image stabilization (VR) also count.

[MENTION=165721]jaimin100[/MENTION] nikon over tamron/sigma always in the same price range.and also prefer 35/ 1.8G over 50/ 1.8G @ 8k , as the effective focal length for our nikon D3100,5100 s about 55, which is quite good for street photography.waiting to get my hands on that one!
congrats on your purchase., waiting for your review~!
U r right Nikon is not fool and people who are purchasing are also not. It's like u can goto 1 destination by scatter or by car there is difference always there. But there are lots of scatter there u have to select by test drive :D
 

axelzdly1

mR.coNfusEd
U r right Nikon is not fool and people who are purchasing are also not. It's like u can goto 1 destination by scatter or by car there is difference always there. But there are lots of scatter there u have to select by test drive :D

scooter! yea..test drive? do you have anyone that can lend you these lenses?
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
ok I will go back some post where someone asked why spend 25k when 8k you get same focal length

Tamron VC USD is ultrasonic fast motor where other one have slow micro motor that is too noisy
VC is vibration compensation that will allow you to take viewable shots even at 1/80 at 300mm ....try without VC one at 1/80 and it will always get blurrerd
VC USD is also better made and people say its better then Nikon 70-300VR in sharpness

now whats great with nikon then ....Nikon 70-300VR is the cheapest pro lens you can say..a gem
its much faster then 55-300 and sharp even at f5.6
it have manual override thats you can move the focus ring even at AF mode to fine tune the focus

but its really all about budget
 
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jaimin100

jaimin100

Journeyman
thanks for clearing my doubt on VC, budget is ultimate!!

i will now take either nikon 50-200/tamaron 70-300(that 300mm attracks me!!)


as aps-c 1.5x crop factor bigger focal lengh better zoom u get,and i seen pics taken by tamaron 70-300 not seen much diffference

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thanks for clearing my doubt on VC, budget is ultimate!!

i will now take either nikon 50-200/tamaron 70-300(that 300mm attracks me!!)


as aps-c 1.5x crop factor bigger focal lengh better zoom u get,and i seen pics taken by tamaron 70-300 not seen much diffference
 
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