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Nikon D5100 lens - Help required

WallyFromUk

UK
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WallyFromUk Registered since 05th Aug 2012
Sun 05-Aug-12 10:43 PM

I recently bought the above camera, and ticked the wrong box for lenses, on an offer. I am intrested in bird photogarph and ought to have opted for the 55 - 300mm lens rather than the 55-200mm If-Ed.

Based on the principle that i may not be able to return it (Amazon) what should I do - can you recommend a teleconvertor?

I am a wally about camera and lenses

Thank you
Peter

JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#1. "RE: Nikon D5100 lens - Help required" | In response to Reply # 0

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Mon 06-Aug-12 04:01 AM

It was never Nikon's intention to have the the TCs put on consumer-grade lenses. In most cases the Nikon TCs will not even mount on them. However, many folks have good luck with the Kenko(?) TCs.

It should be noted that your f/5.6 lens may not yield the image quality you are hoping for with a TC attached to it.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 D,
17-55mm f/2.8 DX, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

WallyFromUk

UK
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#2. "RE: Nikon D5100 lens - Help required" | In response to Reply # 1

WallyFromUk Registered since 05th Aug 2012
Mon 06-Aug-12 09:20 AM

what may I add, do people recommend as an alternative/additional lens for the camera, if I cannt swop it. Distance of birds will be at about 25m.

Thank you

Peter

MEMcD

US
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#3. "RE: Nikon D5100 lens - Help required" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 06-Aug-12 10:54 AM | edited Mon 06-Aug-12 10:56 AM by MEMcD

Hi Peter,

Welcome to Nikonians!
I would recommend contacting Amazon and explaining your situation.
While it might cost some additional shipping, they are usually good about returns and or exchanges.

As Joseph wrote above, Nikon TC's won't even mount on any of the entry level lenses.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

MEMcD

US
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#4. "RE: Nikon D5100 lens - Help required" | In response to Reply # 2

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 06-Aug-12 10:59 AM

Hi Peter,

For birding the rule is you can never have enough focal length.
Do you have a budget in mind?
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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