70-300mm

13 years 1 month ago #41551 by Sfood78
Is 70-300mm a good lens for wildlife or should I get something bigger. I've been using it for awhile now, but at times I want to get closer to my subject.


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13 years 1 month ago #41552 by crystal
70-300 is a fine lens, but if you feel you need to get closer and you are ready to have a bigger lens, then by all means by yourself a bigger lens. I have a 70-300 for a few years and eventually upgraded to a 50-500.
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13 years 1 month ago #41568 by Baydream

crystal wrote: 70-300 is a fine lens, but if you feel you need to get closer and you are ready to have a bigger lens, then by all means by yourself a bigger lens. I have a 70-300 for a few years and eventually upgraded to a 50-500.

:agree: Many of my posted wildlife shots are with the 70-300 (a 112-460mm equivalent on a crop camera). The 500 would be a great addition.

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13 years 1 month ago #41918 by effron
I will speak from my own experience. I am very happy with my VR70-300. However, no matter how long a lens you decide on, it will soon become too short.........:)

Why so serious?
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13 years 1 month ago #42380 by bhowdy

effron wrote: I will speak from my own experience. I am very happy with my VR70-300. However, no matter how long a lens you decide on, it will soon become too short.........:)


Amen Brother!

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"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera" ~ Lewis Hine

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13 years 1 month ago #42386 by Screamin Scott

bhowdy wrote:

effron wrote: I will speak from my own experience. I am very happy with my VR70-300. However, no matter how long a lens you decide on, it will soon become too short.........:)


Amen Brother!


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