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JHOLE Registered since 01st Jun 2010
Wed 14-Jul-10 12:53 PM

I've had a d5000 for a year now, just long enough to get a good feel for the basics.( mostly shoot S and A at this point - started on full auto)

I've been using the 18-55 and 55-200 kit lenses.

I shoot my kids soccer and football (sideline to sideline) - and a bit of wildlife (live on Great Lakes, so mostly shore shots ).

I have come to realise that I need more "reach" as I progress. There are more and more shots that I am pulling off, but they're just too far away to even crop and zoom....

I started looking around for "more" lens. I'm leaning towards the Sigma 50-500 because I feel it will cover the close sidelines and also have enough distance to get the far sidelines, or offshore interests that I can't get any closer to...

Then I had another thought that I haven't seen..

What about a nikon 18-200 and a 2X tele converter - effectively giving me a 36-400, a faster lens, and a better all round lens w/o the tele..?...

Will this even work on my d5000..?..


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