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Thread: Zoom lens to buy?

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    Cambridge, NZ
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    Zoom lens to buy?

    I am looking to get a lense for my D90.
    To use with surf photography from the shore, i can get within 25-30m of the action at the local surf spot.
    What would be a recomended lense for this 200 or 300?
    pretty new to this so dont want to spend heaps yet but want good quality.

    Any advice?

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    re: Zoom lens to buy?

    According to the "Required Focal Length Calculator" a subject 30m far and 2m tall requires a 351.3 mm focal length on a Nikon crop sensor oriented vertically.

    If you're cheap, you might be looking for the Nikon 70-300 f4-5.6g for about $125 USD. I'd imagine the next step up being the AF-S VR version ($540 USD) but the price jump is a little excessive for an AF motor and VR system, especially since your D90 is already motor driven.
    Last edited by pwnage101; 19th April 2011 at 01:32 AM.

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