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Old Saturday 13th May 2017, 23:39   #1
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Which lens combination for bird picture ?

Hello together,

I have got D300S with
Macro lens 60/2.8
Lens 15 - 80/ 5.6
Lens 70- 200/ 2.8

With crop it means 300 mm.
For evidence picture it can be helpful, but ever.

I think about 2 options
First option 1,7 or 2 x adapter for 200 mmm lens.
Second option buy Nikkor 200-500/ 5.6 VR.

Second option would be better with better focal length, but I will have more equipment additional to bino and scope.
Less equipment I will have with adapter and 200 m, but less focal length.

How is about experience with this options ?


Thank You very much.


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Old Sunday 14th May 2017, 06:25   #2
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The only thing i would say is after owning a D300 a few years ago i found it didnt stand cropping so the longest lens you can.

I will add i was sad to part with it i found the results were great for flowers and insects
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Old Friday 26th May 2017, 17:01   #3
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Hello together,

I have got D300S with
Macro lens 60/2.8
Lens 15 - 80/ 5.6
Lens 70- 200/ 2.8

With crop it means 300 mm.
For evidence picture it can be helpful, but ever.

I think about 2 options
First option 1,7 or 2 x adapter for 200 mmm lens.
Second option buy Nikkor 200-500/ 5.6 VR.

Second option would be better with better focal length, but I will have more equipment additional to bino and scope.
Less equipment I will have with adapter and 200 m, but less focal length.

How is about experience with this options ?


Thank You very much.


Best regards
Dieter
Hi Dieter ,

I will go for the 1.7 converter on the 70-200 mm , this is my ideal travel lense as i can use it for Birding but also for landscapes and portrait.
I quick the variable aperture long lenses as they never give me the sharpness at the long end zoom and they start to have slower focus especially in low light , moreover they are heavy.
I do have a heavy lense but with a fixed aperture do not recommended those for traveling unless you are only thinking only in birding or wildlife photography.

See some of my birding pictures where a lot of then with the 70-200 F2.8 with a 1.7 Converter.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rogeriocrodrigues/

Hope this helps .
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Hello mike and Rogerio,

thank You very much for the information.

Rogerio your pictures are very nice.

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