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luckyorange

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Hi guys, can i know if i got a budget of $200-250 can i get a lens that can take nice close shot of animal? currently using a d3000 kit lens which cant really get close shot of them... (cant get close to them also).. sorry if its a stupid question =x thanks for reading and helping
 

spree86

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Probably a 2nd hand AF-S VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6
Second this:thumbsup: Its not a stupid question, you do need a longer lens for animals. With a $300 budget you can get a Tamron or Sigma 70-300, which will get you closer. No VR though, you will need to have really steady hands.
 

luckyorange

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Thanks for the reply =D, so AF-S VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6 can fit my d3000? =x.. btw its around how much?
 

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Hi guys, can i know if i got a budget of $200-250 can i get a lens that can take nice close shot of animal? currently using a d3000 kit lens which cant really get close shot of them... (cant get close to them also).. sorry if its a stupid question =x thanks for reading and helping
Get a used Nikkor 75-300 (now probably hard to find). Great lens with no VR.
 

Rashkae

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Thanks for the reply =D, so AF-S VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6 can fit my d3000? =x.. btw its around how much?
2nd hand? Do some searching in the Marketplace/Nikon Buy and Sell section. It's just lower down the main forum page.
 

willdoang

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tammy or sigma 70-300 should be costing from S$180-250 at BnS and both hve decent review for a budget lens
 

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so AF-S VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6 enough to capture animal photo? =x
You'll have longer reach than your kit lens, yes. But "is it enough" still depends on how far away your subject is. Also, do note that it is a variable aperture lens, so handholding in low light will probably be difficult, even with the VR. If you're shooting normal- to big-sized animals at closer distances in bright sunlight, you should be ok. :)
 

luckyorange

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oh ok. so its ok if i go with it? as in using AF-S VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6 as my next lens?
 

Rashkae

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hmm... lets say if i wan to shoot a bird? is it enough?
That is so generic it's impossible to answer. Are talking about an eagle soaring high overhead or a bird sitting at your window?

you need to understand the concept of focal length. Then you will know what lens you need for what subject given what distance.
 

Rashkae

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oh ok. so its ok if i go with it? as in using AF-S VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6 as my next lens?
Only you can decide that. We do not know exactly what situation you will be shooting in, so we cannot help you determine the focal length you need.

If in doubt, rent first and test.
 

luckyorange

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oh ok! thanks! haha. btw AF-S VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6 can fix onto d3000 right? =x sry im new
 

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Hi guys, can i know if i got a budget of $200-250 can i get a lens that can take nice close shot of animal? currently using a d3000 kit lens which cant really get close shot of them... (cant get close to them also).. sorry if its a stupid question =x thanks for reading and helping
With this type of budget, it seems that 55-200mm is the answer.
 

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oh ok! thanks! haha. btw AF-S VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6 can fix onto d3000 right? =x sry im new
yes, the 55-200mm nikon can fit onto your d3000 and also use auto focus with vibration reduction.

Alot of lenses can fit onto your d3000, if its a nikon lens, 95% of the time it will fit. If its other brand lenses eg sigma , tamron etc, they will say nikon mount which means can fit onto your d3000. What you should be worried is whether it can auto focus on your d3000, we wont be so bad as to suggest a lens to you that cant fit onto your d3000. ;)
 

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