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Old    airwarrior04 (airwarrior04)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-22-2005, 9:50 PM Reply   
Can someone find me a ideal lense for wakeboarding in the 2-3 hundrend dollar range.

from both of these sites

www.bhphotovideo.com

www.ritzcamera.com

or just tell me the ideal lense and i can find it im just a begginner and need the input from the "pro's"
Old    airwarrior04 (airwarrior04)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-22-2005, 10:18 PM Reply   
is this a good lense?

Sigma 70-300mm Autofocus Lens
Mount: Nikon AF
Lens Constructions: 10 Groups 14 Elements
Angle of View: 34.3 degrees -8.2 degrees
Number of blades in diaphragm: 9
Minimum Aperture: f22-32
Minimum Focusing Distance: 150cm / 59.1in (Macro 95cm / 37.4in)
Magnifications: 1:4 ( 1:2 Macro)
Filter Size: 58mm
Dimensions (Dia x Length) 74.5 x 119.5mm / 2.9 x 4.7in (Fully Extended Length 208.3mm / 8.2in)
Weight: 585g / 20.6oz
Old                08-22-2005, 11:34 PM Reply   
maybe if you dont want any DOF. minimum aperture of 22 really sucks. F2 or so is good depending on your application.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-23-2005, 7:56 AM Reply   
The max aperture is the critical element when evaluating a lens which you didn't list above. I would guess for that lens it f4-5.6 or somewhere there abouts. In the Canon world the sigma 70-300's are not considered a particularly great lesn but the price is right.
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       08-29-2005, 10:42 AM Reply   
I am sure the Nikon 70-300 F4/5.6 autofocus G with a retail price of $199 would be better? This lens is in the D50 package that I may buy?
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       08-29-2005, 11:55 AM Reply   
I just did a little research and it appears that the G lens is not great either. There are good reviews on www.kenrockwell.com, he recommends an older autofocus Nikkor 70-210 F4.5/5.6, which I just so happen to already have! So I am good to go. If you want one they sell used on ebay in the sub $200 price range. One more thing, Ken Rockwell also says that there is no difference between the D version and the slightly older non D version like mine so don't worry about that.
Old    airwarrior04 (airwarrior04)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-30-2005, 4:06 PM Reply   
HOWS THIS LENSE?
http://www.ritzcamera.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langI d=-1&productId=13076202&bct=%3Bc1022%3Bc915144
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       09-02-2005, 5:59 PM Reply   
One of the sites I saw when researching to buy my camera had a review recommending that lens. I would guess that it would work great for wakeboarding.

I would be curious if the VR really helps with wakeboarding pictures?

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