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Old 05-30-2012, 12:31 AM   #16
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Ooooh

Ok, so I don't see anything called "bigma sigma", but found two. One is achievable for me, one is absolutely not:

Achievable: http://www.henrys.com/709-SIGMA-OS-1...PO-DG-HSM.aspx

not: http://www.thecamerastore.com/produc...sm-canon-mount

Which were you referring to Graphic? Which took those lovely photos Betta?

I have a feeling I'll be forgoing the wide angle for a while and splurging on zoom, especially since even the smallest WA is only 9mm difference from kit.

I didn't know you can rent! I will certainly be checking that out! Of course, I hate to blame the lens for my lack of skill lol.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:36 AM   #17
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I believe the 50-500 is the Bigma.
5 large isn't too bad for a lens. My most expensive one was15 large. But I only had it for a year before I sold it for 16 large
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Yikes... How about preferences for one in the range of closer 1000? Maybe 200-300 mm? I will check out what is available for rent, but feedback is still welcome.
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Yikes... How about preferences for one in the range of closer 1000? Maybe 200-300 mm? I will check out what is available for rent, but feedback is still welcome.
I'd love to help you but I really don't know much about lenses for CaNikons. My info would be second hand at best from other photography forums I am on from people who shoot those cameras. I do know that lenses I have bought from Sigma, and Tamron have been more than adequate for everyday shooting. (Even for a person that looks at everything with a doggone loupe.) Most of them I have used on paid gigs and have never heard a peep out of art directors.
If it were me looking for a new lens I'd look at the reviews of course. Search forums for reviews and shots there. Photozo dot com is one I frequent. It's the only forum I am on but not as GraphicGr8s. There I am javajoe. There's a bunch of people there from rank amateurs to seasoned pros.

My advice is to look at all of the brands in your price range. You're not going to shoot professionally. Yet. If you do decide to hone your craft well enough to go pro any of them will get you started depending on what you want to shoot. If you're going for fast moving sports than no, a 35mm f/8 lens ain't going to cut it. But a decent Tamron 70-200 f 2.8 will do fine.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...2_8_Di_LD.html
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