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    Hi All,
    I am new to photography and would like to get a resale long telezoom to try street photography. I am lookin at sigma 70-300 or tamron 70-210.. Both cost less than my budget of $200.
    Wana ask experts here any others telezooms u would recommend to up to min 200mm and budget abt $200..?
    Thanks ..

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    nikon 55-200? shld be around that price if u get a preowned..
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    Thks Tony,
    But e.g. The sigma 70-300, i can spend less n hav longer focal length..
    Jus wan to keep my options open n see if there are other telezooms avaialable..

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    You get VR with the 55-200mm.
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    Hmm.. Thanks
    So i guess the nikon 55-200 is the better budget telezoom ard?

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    Default Re: Telezooms

    Quote Originally Posted by ravon11 View Post
    Hmm.. Thanks
    So i guess the nikon 55-200 is the better budget telezoom ard?
    With your budget, yes. Pretty much the best you can do.

    Or you can save some more and go for the Nikon 70-300 VR. Or save even more and go for the 70-200/2.8VR

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    I would save alittle more to get AT LEAST a 2nd hand 70-300mm VR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgdevilzz
    I would save alittle more to get AT LEAST a 2nd hand 70-300mm VR
    Actually, I never thought much of the Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED.

    Yeah, it is a competent lens. But if I'm on DX, i'd rather save the cash and go for either the Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED or the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR.

    If I'm on FX, I'd go for the better telephoto lenses. I certainly won't go FX only to compromise my the lenses.
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    TS asked for $200 budget, and you recommend 70-300VR? Might as well recommend 70-200/2.8VR2. At this budget, the best by a large margin is the Nikon 55-200. You need to spend much more to get better results, 70-300VR is only better in range, optically not different in the overlapping range. To be really better you need the 80-200/2.8.

    See Thom Hogan's review www.bythom.com and look for 55-200VR.

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    Thanks all for comments. Yes, my budget is abt 200 bucks. So i guess u wont recommend the sigma 70-300 or the tamron 70-210? Both r cheaper than the nikon 55-200, preowned..
    Anyone used those lens before? Any comments are welcome..

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    @doediealsomustdive... Thanks, good website..

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    You're most welcome. I have both the 80-200/2.8 and 55-200VR, used for different ocassions. And had a 70-300ED, which was not bad a lens, but not better than the 55-200.

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    Thanks all..
    I found that there are quite a few telezooms lens on the market.
    Wana ask if fully zoomed in at say.. 200 or 300mm, daylight, street photography, does the vr reali plays a part to get sharp image? Cos i wan tinkin shootin at shutter say above 1/640, shouldnt hav shake? Correct me if i'm wrong..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravon11
    Thanks all..
    I found that there are quite a few telezooms lens on the market.
    Wana ask if fully zoomed in at say.. 200 or 300mm, daylight, street photography, does the vr reali plays a part to get sharp image? Cos i wan tinkin shootin at shutter say above 1/640, shouldnt hav shake? Correct me if i'm wrong..?
    Well, in bright daylight, or indeed, given the high ISO capabilities of the modern digital sensor, that won't be a problem.

    Nonetheless, most of these cheap telephotos have apertures of f/5.6 or smaller, so do factor that in. VR may turn out to be more useful that you think.
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    Good lighting, good posture and shooting technique all help. VR is useful also, since many tele zooms are f/5.6 so when light goes down a bit you still can shoot. The natural progression from there would be fast prime, but that's another story and quite a bit more $$.

    For $200 you shoild just go ahead and enjoy the lens. Think later when you've gotten more experience. The next step will cost quite a bit more.

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    If you don't mind old lenses, go for Nikon 70-210mm D f5.6. Should fit into your budget for a used one.

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    That's a mediocre lens at best, my opinion of it is very low. From 1990 with F801. And won't AF with lower series cameras (D40, 60, 3000, 3100, 5000, 5100).

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    Tats part of the reason y i started this thread..my initial target was the nikon55-200. But I hav seen ppl sellin some telezoom at pretty low price lik 160+- bucks. N i am not sure whether to spend more for the additional VR of the 55-200.
    Thou some mention tat the vr helps when zoomed in.

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    The VR will help, but don't expect miracle. Good shooting technique still required.

    At 200 f/5.6, you need every bit of help you can get, slightly lower light it will be very difficult to get sharp shots.

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    Hmm.. Thanks all for ur remarks.. I will settle for a telezoom wif vr, or tamron call it vc!

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