Camera Lens

Discussion in 'Hunting Equipment, Gear & Optics' started by Sponxx, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. Sponxx

    Sponxx New Member

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    I have a Nikon D7000, which currently had a Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD.
    This is a neat lens, though sometimes I can see it lacking speed in less than ideally illuminated areas (indoors), and on very long zoomed in pics.
    I am planning a trip to Africa next year, and though it is a great excuse to get a different lens, to snap some wildlife pictures when possible. My wife is coming, so most likely she would be doing that.

    One similar lens is the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED
    but I don't seem to gain much with the aperture range, and then going to separate lenses such as
    Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G
    and a 55-330, but now it implies changing lenses, and ramping up the money.

    So, anyone experienced in wildlife photography, should I keep the Tamron and run it, and just get a smaller lens more suited for indoors? (which seems like the best idea)

    Thanks
     

  2. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN AH ENABLER SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR LIFETIME TITANIUM BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Without spending money on faster glass, I'd go with your gut on this one.
     

  3. wesheltonj

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    Are you in the USA? If so there are several places where you can rent lens and camera bodies. I have done that for a couple of trips despite owning a bag full of fixed length and some zoom Nikki lens.
     

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    Sorry, just saw you are in Houston. There is a place just off, IH 10 that rents. I have pick up and dropped off a few times when driving to IAH.
     

  5. Sponxx

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    Thanks! I'll check them out at some point. My guess is for wildlife, most will be pictures with decent sunlight, so the aperture range may not be as critical
     

  6. bruce moulds

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    for safaris you need the 18mm.
    this is the lens to use to make the trophy look bigger and you as small as a pinhead back a little way behind the animal.
    bruce.
     
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  7. Sponxx

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    never thought about this!
    Though I was thinking along the lines of spotting game, birds, plants, etc, the quest is settled with this marvelous insight. LOL
     

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