I had an Olympus UltraZoom SP550 which has a 18x zoom (equivalent to 28-504mm from what i read), which was great until it died on my last trip... So, to replace it, I bought a Nikon D5200 kit that comes with a 18-55mm lens. I need to buy at least one additional lens before my next vacation, with a budget of ~300$.
To give you an idea of how far the gargoyle was, here is the cathedral (I would simply get below at take a shot upwards, I was able to shoot all of the gargoyles in this picture). So in red are the gargoyles and in blue is a person to give you a reference :
I was looking at a few lenses, but I don't know what to expect :
- Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens (170$)
- Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor (320$)
- Opteka 420-800mm f/8.3 HD Telephoto Zoom Lens (145$ clearance)
Will any of these work? If not, any other affordable suggestions?