A telephoto camera instead of telephoto lens?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Don Wiss, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Don Wiss

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    Don Wiss, Jan 10, 2009
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  2. Save weight by carrying two cameras rather than one? Sure, if one is
    a craptastic point and shoot, you'll save weight over a 600mm lens;
    however, it almost goes without saying that a 26-676mm lens for any
    system is going to be heavily compromised, i.e., it'll suck.
    blackmanblues, Jan 10, 2009
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  3. I used to work like that, Don, with the Panasonic FZ5 (432mm max zoom) and
    the Nikon 8400 (24mm wide zoom). You do need to be very familiar with
    both cameras - the zoom on the FZ5 was the same as the on-off switch on
    the 8400 - IIRC. Different memory cards as well. I think the outfit I
    now have with the Nikon D60 and 18-200mm VR lens weighs little more than
    two compact cameras and batteries put together! I did find the speed of
    the FZ5 zoom rather slow as well - much faster to twist the ring on the
    Nikon lens.

    But it's an idea worth trying, and seeing how you get on.

    David J Taylor, Jan 10, 2009
  4. Don Wiss

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    I would expect there to be a hit on the potential quality of
    results. There is no such thing as a free lunch.
    Guest, Jan 10, 2009
  5. Like the fact that it's an F 2.8-5.0 lens??

    To reply by email, lose the Ks...
    The Other Guy, Jan 10, 2009
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