A&P What lense combo should I get with my new DSLR?

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  1. AmosBanks

    AmosBanks New Member

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    I plan to get a D80 soon and I want to get the best combo of lenses up to 300mm. I shoot year-round, but my two big events are the Chicago Auto Show and football games in the fall. My seats are 4th row endzone

    Been looking at compact zoom 28-300 lenses since that would give the widest range. I could get a close shot when the play is in my endzone or I could zoom when the play is between the 50 and my endzone. What are the downsides to having a 28-300? I see a Sigma for sale on eBay BIN for $239 and Tamron BIN for $329. Is the Tamron worth the + $90? I know I’ll need an additional lense wider than 28-300 for shooting cars, but I won't have to worry about that until next January.

    I currently have a 100-300 AF lense for Nikon that locked up on me last year at a baseball game. It will soon be off for repairs and I will sell it if I get the 28-300. My other two options are to keep the 100-300 and get a D80 with a 18-55mm or an 18-135.

    Summary of my options:
    1) Keep the 100-300 and buy a D80 with the kit 18-55
    2) Keep the 100-300 and buy a D80 with a 18-135
    3) Sell the 100-300 and buy 28-300 plus a wider lense later.

    I appreciate any and all of your .02. Thank you OT! :)
     
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    No canon No care.
     
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    You know how you have to compromise one thing to get another? In order to get 28-300mm focal length out of a lens, you're going to compromise image quality. Let me rephrase that... you're throwing image quality out the window. Especially in a $300 ebay lens.
     
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    David do you have a full size image of your avatar or what ?
     
  6. Meat Popsicle

    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    Depends on your budget bro.

    How much are you willing to spend?
     
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    Those look fullsize to me :dunno:
     
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    The 100-300 is more than likely going to be a better lens than the 28-300. Superzooms like that always sacrifice image quality, it's just a matter of how much. Nikons 18-200 is respectable, but also pricier and still has issues.

    An 18-135 makes sense in that you at least have two lenses that should perform better across their respective ranges. However I know nothing about either lens so whether either is actually any good is something I couldn't tell you.
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    My suggestion?

    18-70 + 70-300 VR

    But like I said..it really depends on how much you want to spend. :dunno:
     
  11. tenplanescrashing

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    I agree with this...but i'd change the 18-70 to a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 if you can spend a little more coin.
     
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    you don't see nikon owners saying No Nikon, No care in canon threads so why look ignorant in here? let's just accept our brand differences...:3some:
     
  13. David

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    Why, yes I do.
     

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