OP Home > Gear > Lenses > Building Your Lens Kit For Digital Action

Gear



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Building Your Lens Kit For Digital Action


With the autumn migrations and rutting season approaching fast, now is the time to put together a set of lenses to help you capture all the action

Labels: Lenses

This Article Features Photo Zoom


Tamron SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF)

Tokina AT-X 80-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6
(Tamron)
Tamron’s longest lens is the SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF) tele-zoom. Usable on full-frame and APS-C D-SLRs (as well as 35mm SLRs), this lens provides an excellent range of focal lengths (on an APS-C D-SLR, it’s equivalent to a 300-750mm zoom). It focuses down to 98.4 inches for a 1:5 reproduction ratio, making it suitable for some insect and spider photography. The 200-500mm is available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.


Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD
Tamron offers a whole series of wide-range zooms: the AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD, AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD and AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD (all for APS-C-format D-SLRs), and the AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF and AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC for full-frame D-SLRs and 35mm SLRs. The 18-270mm and latter version of the 28-300mm have built-in Vibration Compensation, which provides sharper results when shooting handheld.

(Tokina)
Tokina’s best wildlife lens is the AT-X 80-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 zoom, which comes in mounts for Canon and Nikon AF SLRs and can focus down to 8.2 feet (for a 1:5.4 reproduction ratio). It measures 3.1x5.4 inches and weighs 35.9 ounces, quite compact
for 400mm.

RESOURCES
Canon
(800) OK-CANON
www.usa.canon.com

Nikon
(800) NIKON-US
www.nikonusa.com

Olympus
(888) 968-4448
www.olympusamerica.com

Panasonic
(800) 211-PANA
www.panasonic.com
Pentax
(800) 877-0155
www.pentaximaging.com

Pro-Optic (Adorama)
(800) 223-2500
www.adorama.com

Samsung
(800) SAMSUNG
www.samsung.com

Sigma
(800) 896-6858
www.sigma-photo.com
Sony
(877) 865-SONY
www.sonystyle.com

Tamron USA
(631) 858-8400
www.tamron.com

Tokina (THK Photo Products)
(800) 421-1141
www.thkphoto.com

14 Comments

Add Comment

 

Popular OP Articles