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Liam&Kara

lens buget arounf $2k

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i currently use an f4 300mm nikkor prime lens and im looking for something with more reach while still maintaining picture quality. Right now im thinking the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ed vr for $1800 or sigma sports 150-600 f/5-6.3 dg os hsm for $2500. Im looking for suggestions from people with experience with these or similar lenses they might recommend. Im also thinking i can save a bit of money and just buy the 1.4 teleconverter for my 300mm for 500 bucks. I use a D7000.

thanks

Liam

 

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I'll sell you my Nikon 600mm AFS II for $4500?

Based on the above options I'd go with the Nikon 200-500mm.  For around that price range you can also keep an eye out for a used Sigma 500mm f/4.5, which is what I had before bumping up to the 600mm Nikon.  It was absolutely tack sharp, but did NOT like teleconverters. 

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I've been doing a lot of reading recently about this very subject and based on that, I would recommend a Sigma or Tamron 150-600mm. There are also a few very good sites where you can buy used lenses at a significant savings. I had a smaller Sigma that worked very well and I'd guess their longer lenses would be just as good.

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