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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D90 lens choice....
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:00 pm 
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Here are a couple of pic's taken with my Nikon 80-400

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Both at 400 mm!

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D90 lens choice....
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thanks rumuruti, nice pics...

I really am struggling to decide which to go for nikon 80-400 or sigma 150-500....I am sliding towards the nikon at the moment :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D90 lens choice....
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john, here are a picture taken with the Sigma 150-500 at 500 mm.

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my advise is to mount both on your D90 and see how they feel. 80-400 is shorter but heavier. 150-500 is a long lens but very light and you just have to get the feel and see one you like most. Quality with both is always tops.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D90 lens choice....
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thanks Rumuruti,

nice pic...now im even more confused!! :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D90 lens choice....
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Hi all,

Just a warning - there is a well advertised company on the net at the moment

SIMPLY ELECTRONICS

that is selling photo gear at good prices but type there name into google before you buy!!!

I didnt and after cancelling the order 2 hours after ordering it I am now 10 days later still waiting for my refund.. :wall:

Beware

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D90 lens choice....
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john n poppy wrote:
Hi all,
Just a warning - there is a well advertised company on the net at the moment
SIMPLY ELECTRONICS
that is selling photo gear at good prices but type there name into google before you buy!!!
I didnt and after cancelling the order 2 hours after ordering it I am now 10 days later still waiting for my refund.. :wall:
Beware
john


Hi John n Poppy,

Just a word of advise that I have come accustomed to is that if you going to buy online do yourself a favor and just check on This site what reviews the company has, has helped me on odd occasions.

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Yip, Hellopeter helped me a few times before I could get scammed.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D90 lens choice....
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cheers switchback and justnature,

Hellopeter added to favourites...

I have now got my money back and just purchased a sigma 150-500....will try and let you know how I go on....

thanks again all of you who have helped me.

john :thumbs_up:

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Great stuff, glad you got your money back. Congrats on your purchase! :thumbs_up:

I found that I use my Sigma 150 - 500mm mostly on about F8 - great sharpness and I like the DOF on that apperture, not too shallow or too deep. On the D90 I then use my auto ISO settings to ensure my shutter speed does not go under 1/500'th when using the lens at 500mm while using the lowest possible ISO speed. All this on Aperture Priority mode of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D90 lens choice....
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switchback, thanks for those top tips....much appreciated :thumbs_up:

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