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Thread: Lens recommendation
01-25-2014, 01:56 AM #1
Need some help here.
I am planning to upgrade my lense.
Looking for a zoom lens which is suitable for badminton photography.
Budget is about RM1.5K.
Im using Nikon cam.
01-25-2014, 02:34 AM #2
what choices available in your locality for that price?
Where do you plan to take the photos? In local halls?
01-25-2014, 03:36 AM #3
this are the choices i know:
Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G
Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3
Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3
if i have more budget, i will consider Nikon 18-300mm but over budget
01-25-2014, 03:56 AM #4
1) What are your expectations of quality for the badminton photos? These lenses are not for indoor photography unless you have flash. Problem is that they don't let enough light in, so shutter stays open for longer and you get blurring of people from them moving (and your own hands moving).
2) Superzooms are rather poor in photo quality. If you are not familiar with cameras, the zoom length looks attractive. However, the bigger the range of zoom length, the poorer quality of photos the lens will give you.
3) If solely for badminton photography, I advise save your money and try to borrow a nicer lens from a friend who you are extra nice to!
Forgot to ask what camera model is your Nikon?
Note: The photos you see on BC are taken with very good lenses. The costs of such zoom lenses are over RM5,000. Hence, the question of how happy you would be with quality. Some people will examine minute detail of focus before they are happy with a shot, so from those people, you only see the very, very good pics posted on BC.
01-25-2014, 04:20 AM #5
forgot to state that i plan to take pics in badminton hall and stadiums for tourneys.
i am just beginner. i like to shoot sports photography especially badminton. realized that my budget is not enough, a moderate to good quality will do. i am using nikon D5100.
01-26-2014, 07:05 AM #6
01-26-2014, 08:55 AM #7
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01-28-2014, 08:48 AM #8
unless you are here...
From the spectator stand, have to shoot at iso 1600, S at 1/320 and widest A.
Focal length 83mm
F number 3.1
Last edited by Orangie; 01-28-2014 at 08:58 AM. Reason: Add more info