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Posted 07 October 2015 - 08:06 PM

I am considering purchasing a 750  and currently own a AF VR Nikkor 80-400mm 4.5-5.6D ED, that I use with my D300 and N90.

My question is does anyone have a 750 and this lens combo and if so what kind of results are you getting?  



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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:03 PM

My good friend has a D750 but uses a 800mm f5.6. He gets amazing shots with it.

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 04:19 AM

Your 80-400 will look its best with the D750. The image quality will be better than your current with the D300/N90.

But if you want to "effectively" use the D750, you'll need a better lens.



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 04:56 AM

If you are looking for a hierarchy of zoom lenses for best quality currently from what I have read.
Sigma 150-600mm sport
Nikon 200-500mm
Sigma 150-600mm contemporary
Your lens
Tamron 150-600mm

If money is no concern get what I have. 400mm f2.8E FL VR +1.4 and 2X TC (I have the old 1.7 as well but it sucks)

If you want lighter go with the new 500mm F4E FL

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 05:58 AM

He seems to have the old version of the 80-400 which is inferior to the newest version ( AF-S 80-400 VR ).

 

For a zoom lens, a very good in-betweener right before prime lenses is the magnificent Nikkor 200-400 VR AF-S ;)



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 06:28 AM

He seems to have the old version of the 80-400 which is inferior to the newest version ( AF-S 80-400 VR ).

 

For a zoom lens, a very good in-betweener right before prime lenses is the magnificent Nikkor 200-400 VR AF-S ;)

 

I checked again and it is not a AF-S, just has AF VR-Nikkor 80-400mm !:4.5~ 5.6 D.  There is also a ED stamp and a VR stamped in red on the body.  I have had it since 2005.


Based on your recommendations for lens, it looks like the jump to full size, 750, and the required lens to get the most benefit of the format might be out of reach. 

 

So what would be a good upgrade for the D300/N90 with more affordable glass or is what I have now suitable?



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 08:02 AM

Stay as you are, you can get fine shots with the D750 and your 80-400 AF ED VR.

You can start saving some bucks and in the future you can get a better lens, if you're not a fan of birds in flight, you can get a Sigma 150-600 C ( Contemporary ) and do great with it.

If however you like shooting birds in flight, your least expensive options are: the Sigma 150-600 S ( Sport ) and the Nikon 200-500 VR.



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 08:29 AM

You beat me to the punch Bill :)
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Posted 12 October 2015 - 04:37 PM

Thanks Guys for the information.



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 02:04 PM

I'm a fan of buying decent quality 'used' lenses.   All of my lenses so far are used, and albeit I've bought mine on Ebay, most communities have their own auctions or available websites to find decent quality lenses.   I bought my Nikon D750 online (body only) and found that as a hobbyist, the Sigma lenses (I have two) and Nikon 70-200 F/2.8 VR gives excellent clarity.

The camera itself is a fabulous camera...but, it does need lenses of course.   My Sigma 28-105mm takes care of the middle range of photo's I take, and I find it spends the most time mated to the camera.   There again, I tend to take more landscape the last while, with several sunsets, and I have to work at keeping out the sun-flare.   Apparently one needs to find the 'sweet spot' (which I now know is about F/5..6) and work my shutter and aperture around that F stop.   So, it all takes time to get the results we strive for, and lots of photo's to be taken, and lots to delete once you grab 'THE ONE' that you find you love over the others.   I personally have found using the histogram works for me, and I often using bracketing, as well as some HDR...which two months ago was all foreign to me!

I'll eventually want to get out to the 400mm - 500mm area as well, so in the future I'll be looking for deals on great used lenses for distance shots.

 

For now, I have been watching for a wide angle lens, and I'll also like to get a decent telephoto with macro (micro) abilities.


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Posted 30 November 2015 - 05:03 PM

1st choice on a budget sigma 150-600mm sport
2nd a very close second Nikon 200-500mm f5.6
A distant 3rd is pretty much a tie between the new nikon 80-400mm and the tamron 150-600mm.

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 05:15 PM

The 200-500 might be a tad better ( in terms of focusing & picture quality ) than the Sigma 150-600 sport.



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