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RMPierce Registered since 18th Nov 2005
Fri 18-Nov-05 04:41 PM

Is anybody using the D50 with big pro zooms like the 80-200 2.8D Tripod Mount? I'm not talking about the AFS model. I am looking to pick-up a fast tele zoom to shoot my children's sports. I'm pretty sure the focal length will be fine for basketball and infield shots of baseball.

I'm worried about the AF speed. Has anybody used this lens with the D50? Can that little camera's AF motor drive that big lense without AFS? I ordered my D50 this week from B&H for $599, and I don't have any other big pro zooms with which to test it before I buy the 80-200.

I'm not shooting pro sports, but I'm buying this to shoot action shots, and need to be able to track and focus. The AFS models are just a bit out of my price range, as I'd also like to pick-up a 300mm f4 for football and wildlife shooting.


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