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Offline gmtmistral

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Telephoto zoom lens for Nikon over 300mm
« on: February 13, 2013, 08:48:18 pm »
This a comment for this page on the website
Your enquiry concerning zooms for wild life photos is highly welcome...but in your tests or future tests no 400mm, 600mm, 800mm Nikon...

Most amateur photographs are looking for wildlife zooms at a good second hand price: 1500 - 2500 euros

Ken Rockwell on his site suggest to use a 400mm AF I  F2,8 and a TC 14 E teleconverter: this is the kind of equipment you should test for people who can't afford a brand new nikon lens...

There is a big potential market there, and also, a company like yours, could offer a test bench where we could get a test of a second-hand lens, at a fair price, so as to see if its worth buying it...

The potential sellers and buyers could then do the deal in total confidence, or publish in their selling advertisement the test you had done for them. (Cost of test should be around 100 to 150 euros)...


Offline Emilie_DxOMark

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Re: Telephoto zoom lens for Nikon over 300mm
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 12:24:16 pm »

Thanks for your very relevant comment.

We made the choice to specifically focus in this comparison on telephoto-zooms with a maximum focal superior or equal to 300mm.

Fix focals of 300, 400, 600 or 800mm type, whatever their brands, are indeed well-indicated for wildlife photography. As we already have some long focals in our database, this kind of lenses will be tackled in further comparisons.

The lenses you suggested are very relevant and we are going to add them to our list. In this regard, we welcome any suggestions of yours concerning other lenses we might include in ours reviews.

Best regards,