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?
     
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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
    ok.

    Kind regards

    robert
     
    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.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    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.

    Ron

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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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