I have a Nikon D5100/Nikon D40.
I also have a Nikkor 50mm Prime lens which I simply love to use when doing people photography.
But I am hunting for something that allows me to take similar kind of photos as the 50mm prime does but from a far off distance. Maybe a 85mm can help but it's still quite close.
To give you a perspective, I would like to shoot marriages and people involved in the ceremony but from far rather than going upto them and making them pose. I want natural moments.
85mm will do. I'm using 70-200mm VR2 when it comes to portrait. It give me this tight perspective when it come to portait even wedding photography. Quite expensive but gives me more advantage due its Nano coating which Nikon doing to their lenses. thus preventing flare most of the time when shooting outdoor.
Thanks for the information.
My current gear does include -
Nikkor 50mm prime
But the Nikkor 55-200mm is not that great compared to a prime lens.
Jun 10, 2013, 13:58
(This post was last modified: Jun 10, 2013, 13:58 by samyshah.)
Yes am thinking of renting a similar lens, trying it out and then deciding if it's worth investing. I guess the 70-300mm could have multiple uses as in one can do portraits + wildlife photography which requires you to be at a distance.
I love my 28 - 300 mm. Only lens I have and it does all I need and more. Oh that's Canon.
The closest you get to a lens that does everything in the Nikon range is either a 18-200mm, or the more expensive 18-300mm. Neither can compete with prime lenses for sharpness or maximum aperture size, but if you want convenience they can't be beat. If I'm going somewhere where I don't want to take multiple lenses (e.g. foreign holiday), then I simply put on my 18-200mm and off I go.
The Nikor 80-200mm is a classic lens which I considered getting recently, because its a fraction of the price of the current Nikor 70-200mm. However, after reading A LOT of reviews and comparisons, I opted for a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8, which only cost me £650 brand new. I made this choice because this lens is a similar price to the old 80-200mm (which is still available new), has OS (the equivalent of VR), and weighs less than the 80-200mm. So far, I think its an astonishing lens for the price and would recommend it.
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