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    Default What zoom lens works for Singapore F1 Night Race (Nikon D5000 owner)

    Hi!! I have Nikon D5000 and thinking of getting a zoom lens for Singapore F1 night race. Any recommendation? Thanks!

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    Default Re: What zoom lens works for Singapore F1 Night Race (Nikon D5000 owner)

    Quote Originally Posted by smilingmonkey View Post
    Hi!! I have Nikon D5000 and thinking of getting a zoom lens for Singapore F1 night race. Any recommendation? Thanks!
    I recommend this one...

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0703/07...ma200500mm.asp

    F2.8 for the win!
    Last edited by daredevil123; 22nd September 2010 at 11:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    I recommend this one...

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0703/07...ma200500mm.asp

    F2.8 for the win!
    My god.. that's a monster

    How about Nikon 200-400 ? around 12k only
    Last edited by SnagIt; 22nd September 2010 at 11:30 PM.

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    Default Re: What zoom lens works for Singapore F1 Night Race (Nikon D5000 owner)

    just 2 lenses

    bring a UWA and a 400 f5.6 or 70-200 or 100-400 coupled with 2xTC
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnagIt View Post
    My god.. that's a monster

    How about Nikon 200-400 ? around 12k only
    Thats RRP right? i saw in the price list that its 9.5K

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Thats RRP right? i saw in the price list that its 9.5K
    I not sure also. That's one of the lens I will never buy

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    Default Re: What zoom lens works for Singapore F1 Night Race (Nikon D5000 owner)

    Jokes aside,

    70-200 will work well. but you need to match it with TC. remember to bring tripod. Prefocus at a turn/bend, when the cars will slow down and make the turn hugging the pavement. Take your shots as they come out of the turn...

    And also, like ed mentioned, bring a UWA to shoot the people and the crowds at the event.

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    Default Re: What zoom lens works for Singapore F1 Night Race (Nikon D5000 owner)

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    I recommend this one...

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0703/07...ma200500mm.asp

    F2.8 for the win!
    Then move is around using the same transport system they use to lift accident F1 cars from the tight circuit? Good idea!

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    Default Re: What zoom lens works for Singapore F1 Night Race (Nikon D5000 owner)

    Quote Originally Posted by smilingmonkey View Post
    Hi!! I have Nikon D5000 and thinking of getting a zoom lens for Singapore F1 night race. Any recommendation? Thanks!
    I'd rather not. I am using the D5000 also and I roughly know what limitations my camera will have in such a situation, and I roughly have some solutions which I will employ if I had to on the spot, but for someone who registered one post just to ask this question, I wouldn't wanna risk giving advise and later get blamed if your pics come out bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilingmonkey View Post
    Hi!! I have Nikon D5000 and thinking of getting a zoom lens for Singapore F1 night race. Any recommendation? Thanks!
    Get a 50mm f1.8.
    The focal length is just about right on a crop sensor. The aperture would offer flexibility in nite shooting conditions and lastly, the bokeh is fantastic with f1.8!

    Regards
    D3s / D3x / 18-55 f3.5 - 5.6 / 55-200 f3.5-5.6 / 50 f1.8

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    Default Re: What zoom lens works for Singapore F1 Night Race (Nikon D5000 owner)

    Quote Originally Posted by Legoz View Post
    Get a 50mm f1.8.
    The focal length is just about right on a crop sensor. The aperture would offer flexibility in nite shooting conditions and lastly, the bokeh is fantastic with f1.8!

    Regards
    I really hope you said this in jest...


    Saw your equipment list... wow great cameras you got there... but the lenses... eeerrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    I really hope you said this in jest...


    Saw your equipment list... wow great cameras you got there... but the lenses... eeerrrr
    Heh. He has APS-C lenses and supposedly 2 full-frame bodies. I'd say BS alert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legoz View Post
    Get a 50mm f1.8.
    The focal length is just about right on a crop sensor. The aperture would offer flexibility in nite shooting conditions and lastly, the bokeh is fantastic with f1.8!

    Regards
    You really don't know what shooting at F1 is like, do you?
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    Default Re: What zoom lens works for Singapore F1 Night Race (Nikon D5000 owner)

    Might be trying to shoot bokeh shots of the racing machines using his FF bodies!!!
    7D w/ 70-300mm/50mm1.8/70-200F4L/17-50mm F2.8

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    Default Re: What zoom lens works for Singapore F1 Night Race (Nikon D5000 owner)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Heh. He has APS-C lenses and supposedly 2 full-frame bodies. I'd say BS alert.
    I'll give him benefit of doubt... Some people just like to be 'different'

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    Default Re: What zoom lens works for Singapore F1 Night Race (Nikon D5000 owner)

    Quote Originally Posted by Legoz View Post
    Get a 50mm f1.8.
    The focal length is just about right on a crop sensor. The aperture would offer flexibility in nite shooting conditions and lastly, the bokeh is fantastic with f1.8!

    Regards
    Utter Rubbish.

    I've seen his other post as well. Some of them are plain rubbish too.

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