digital combination

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by -oo0-GoldTrader-0oo-, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. What digital combination would give the equivalent of a 35mm slr with a
    80 - 200 mm lens.

    I primarily shoot people walking in crowds. I was using a Nikon 35mm
    with a 80-200 zoom to isolate subjects. What is the digital equivalent
    What would you recommend using to shoot people walking in digital?
    -oo0-GoldTrader-0oo-, Dec 3, 2004
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    Charles Guest

    My walk around combo is a Canon 10D with the 28 to 135 IS lens. That is
    the equivalent to about 45 to 215 on a 35mm film slr.
    Charles, Dec 3, 2004
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  3. You're working for the CIA? ;-)
    I did some similar shots with a Canon 20D with a 75-300mm which were quite

    Kind regards

    Robert Klemme, Dec 3, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    80/1.5 - 200 /1.5 (ish, the crop sizes vary)
    50-133 (numerical answer)

    For your somewhat remote approach, the Nikon 24-120 f/3.5-5.6 would fit pretty
    close but is not as fast as the 80-200 f/2.8's... it compensates somewhat with
    VR. I have no idea how competent this lens is optically, but the 5:1 zoom ratio
    suggestes it might not be terriby good.

    You might be better served by an 85 or 135 prime and crop from there.

    Alan Browne, Dec 3, 2004
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    Ron Lacey Guest

    What kind of camera are you talking about? The rough equivilent on a
    digital P&S would be something around a 7X (50mm ?) it you're using a
    Nikon D70/D100 you could use the same lens or get something a little
    shorter to accomodate the focal length factor.


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  6. The digital equivalent would be something like a Kodak DCS 14n
    digital SLR body with a Nikkor AF-Zoom ED 80-200 mm f/2.8.
    Unless your an aspiring paparazzi, I would recommend something with a
    shorter focal length - but a Kodak DCS 14n fitted with the Nikkor
    AF-Zoom ED 80-200 mm f/2.8 is the digital combination that mathes your
    current 35 mm film setup.
    Gisle Hannemyr, Dec 3, 2004
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