Nikon D-80

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by flebow, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. flebow

    flebow Guest

    My daughter is buying a Nikon D-80.

    She is looking at the 70-300MM xzoom
    Is there a diffrernce in comparison to the focal length of a 35MM Nikon
    Will this get her close enough to wildlife ?
    Also are tele extenders made and and do they work for Nikon lenses?

    flebow, Nov 29, 2007
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  2. flebow

    acl Guest

    Yes, a lens on a D80 will have the field of view of a lens with 1.5
    times the focal length on a 35mm film camera. Thus, a 70mm lens will
    have the field of view of a 105mm lens on a film camera.

    I am not a wildlife photographer, nor have I used nikon
    teleconverters, so I won't try to answer your other questions.
    acl, Nov 29, 2007
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  3. flebow

    frederick Guest

    Yes. The 70-300 will seem like a 105 - 450mm.
    Possibly. I'd make sure it's the "VR" version of the 70-300 though, not
    the plain "G" or "ED" versions. Not just that at longer focal lengths
    the VR really will help for hand-held shots, but also that it's better
    (but still not great) optically than the non-vr versions at over 200mm.
    They are made, but there's little point. Aperture is too small at 300mm
    for reliable autofocus function, and the images are soft enough at 300mm
    that you're gaining nothing from using a teleconverter that couldn't be
    gained by simply cropping the center of the image and enlarging it.
    On a pro quality 300mm lens, then yes, a TC is worth having.
    frederick, Nov 29, 2007
  4. Hey, I just answered exactly the same question in RPD. Must be a namesake of
    yours, too.


    Hint: you may want to check on the difference between cross-posting
    (somewhat discouraged) and multi-posting (very bad).

    Jürgen Exner, Nov 29, 2007
  5. flebow

    flebow Guest


    I am an evil multi posting - 2 groups - honkie and thanks very much for
    your answer

    flebow, Nov 29, 2007
  6. flebow

    Frank Arthur Guest

    The ultimate affordable great lens is the newer Nikon 70-300mm VR
    lens. With a D80 it is the equal to a 450mm lens on a 35mm film
    camera. Do not use a teleconverter because it will degrade the image.
    Frank Arthur, Nov 29, 2007
  7. Frank Arthur wrote:
    Just bought one and looking forward to using it. It is a little heavy,
    but I suppose any 300 DSLR len would be. The handling is very nice.

    David J Taylor, Nov 29, 2007
  8. flebow

    flebow Guest

    Thanks very much for everyone's advice and comments
    They were quite helpful

    The muti - posting mo fo'

    flebow, Nov 30, 2007
  9. flebow

    Bruce Guest

    I do a bit of wildlife photography and opted for the Tamron 200-500mm lens
    on my D80 it's gives good results.

    Bruce, Nov 30, 2007
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