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guntoter
10-10-2008, 07:04 AM
Rodeo shooting in very low light at night is a challenge. I know I need a lens with a big aperature. I would like 100mm (in that range). Does anyone have experience with a good Nikon lens for that type of shooting? The camera is a D300.
My budget is limited (less than $600 would be preferable). Any lelns suggestions for that type of photos?

mugsisme
10-10-2008, 07:06 AM
Can you spend a little more? Have you looked at the Sigma 50-150 f/2.8? It is supposed to be a very nice lens.

erichlund
10-10-2008, 07:27 AM
If you need it even a bit faster, and your pretty sure about the focal length, then Nikon makes a 105 f2 prime. Also happens to be a great portrait lens. There's a 135 also, and I understand it's even a little better. However, the 105 will eat all your budget + a little bit.

Both lenses have an additional feature called defocus control which allows you to blur the foreground or the background. This is in addition to normal aperture control.

fionndruinne
10-12-2008, 02:44 PM
The 50-150mm sounds like an ideal focal range, but I'm not sure whether it would be a large enough aperture for what you need @f/2.8. 'Course, with the D300's great ISO performance, it might do the job well enough.

Visual Reality
10-12-2008, 08:27 PM
I vote Sigma 70-200 2.8 or 50-150 2.8.

I would vote for the Tamron 70-200 2.8 as it is the sharper lens, but its probably going to have problems focusing in those conditions.

guntoter
10-12-2008, 08:59 PM
I really appreciate the input. Some investigation and consideration is necessary here.
Thanks again,