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AF bird lens advice needed for D60

Lighter

Calcutta, IN
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"RE: AF bird lens advice needed for D60"

Lighter Registered since 16th Feb 2012
Mon 25-Jun-12 03:13 PM

I have not read the whole thread but the message of the OP. I had exactly the same question in mind for about a year and ultimately I bought AF-S 300 f4. Optically, it is the best bang for the buck providing you superb optical quality even when wide open.
There are used non AF-S versions available which are optically identical, but for birds I do not think they will be that suitable. AF-S lenses are much faster when AF performance is considered, and this is a very important factor if you are shooting Bird in Flight. Old non AF-S lenses are fine for perched ones, but for BiF shots, they may not be that useful.
Use a 1.4x Nikon TC and you have the most affordable 420mm f5.6 prime lens without loosing a bit of optical quality.
Hope this helps

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My gear: D7200, D90, AF-S 300 f4, AF-S 18-55 VR, Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro

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