Long Nikon telephoto Lenses on a Budget

paulrpaulr Posts: 1,134Member
edited November 2014 in Nikon 1
If you have short pockets and want to photograph distance objects, perhaps this is a solution, equals 1620 mm at F5.6Nikon V3 Power equivalent Focal lens of 1620mm  @ F5.6
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  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 2,997Member
    Massive telephoto reach always seem attractive. BUT I think beyond about 400 or 600mm you would see a lot of image degradation due to dust, smoke, particles, humidity and mirage in the atmosphere.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,171Member
    ok what is it..? i see a nikon 1 + a TC
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  • manhattanboymanhattanboy Posts: 970Member
    ok what is it..? i see a nikon 1 + a TC
    Looks like a 1v3 with FT-1 with TC 2x with a 300 2.8
    The 300 2.8 and the 1v3 suggest that the pockets are not that "short" LOL.
    The OP if needed should just rent whatever lens he desires and not have to worry about the big cash overlay.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,365Moderator
    I am trying to figure out what "short pockets" means.....as well....

    Interesting, the point donaldjose brought out... atmospheric conditions are the real limiting factor in telephoto shots.

    A project involoving a $1.5 million telescope and imaging the moon has so much atmospheric contamination my 400/2.8 plu
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  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,171Member
    edited November 2014
    Well the old Nikkor 300mm F2.8 AF ED is ONLY about 2000. so i guess its not too bad for a 1620mm FOV
    I do like my CX camera :-) . I use my 70-200 F4 + 1.4TC with my V1 and its a really nice reach. :-)
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    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • paulrpaulr Posts: 1,134Member
    Sorry Msmoto British sense of Humour, Long pockets means lots of money. I used this setup with a V2 but the V3 is seriously better, probably due to the 4 Expeed improvement. I said it before but the V3 is vastly better than predecessors, including noise and low light photography.
    Camera, Lens and Tripod and a few other Bits
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    Please can we see some companions
    between the V3 and a cropped fx and/ or Dx camera
  • paulrpaulr Posts: 1,134Member
    edited November 2014
    A little off subject but both images of the same place slightly different lighting
    Top Image Nikon V3 with a 10-100 PD lens

    Lower Image Nikon D4 with a 24-70 lens

    Nikon-R
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  • ThomasHortonThomasHorton Posts: 323Member
    Here in 'merica we use the term deep pockets. Perhaps that may account for the confusion. :)

    Long pockets is an uncommon slang for a tall person.
    Gear: Camera obscura with an optical device which transmits and refracts light.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,387Member
    I am trying to figure out what "short pockets" means.....as well....

    Wow...you learned something today. I thought most people knew that "long pockets" = "deep pockets". Your younger than I expected. LoL :-)) :-SS =))

    It's not often we can poke a jab at you.
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  • proudgeekproudgeek Posts: 1,422Member
    Massive telephoto reach always seem attractive. BUT I think beyond about 400 or 600mm you would see a lot of image degradation due to dust, smoke, particles, humidity and mirage in the atmosphere.
    Totally. Tried to shoot boats from a distance on a hot summer afternoon with a D800 +300f/2.8 + TC20. Very suboptimal results. Too much image degradation due to heat rising off the water.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,876Member
    Yes for that type of shooting you need to do it at the right time of day and year, when the temperatures are close to equal.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • proudgeekproudgeek Posts: 1,422Member
    A good lesson. I'm in the early stages of trying to plan an Africa trip about 13-14 months from now. Obviously early morning shooting from those distances is going to be preferable.
  • DenverShooterDenverShooter Posts: 332Member
    Massive telephoto reach always seem attractive. BUT I think beyond about 400 or 600mm you would see a lot of image degradation due to dust, smoke, particles, humidity and mirage in the atmosphere.
    I do a fair amount of shooting with my Nikon 800 mm F/5.6 with and without its teleconverter (1000mm) and the atmospherics issue isn't that big of a deal if you think about what you are shooting, where and when.

    Yes on 100+ degree days shooting down a half mile of asphalt track at noon you will have issues... At 8 AM when its 70 degrees not a problem.

    Shooting birds at a lake with an ambient temp of 16 degrees and the water temp of 35 is going to be a problem regardless of what lens you are using...

    All temps are in F.

    Denver Shooter
  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    A fair amount of long tele shooting is typified by BIF where the subject is not that far away , but is small.
    In those cases, atmospherics are less of an issue, and everything else matters.

    ... H
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