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5.0 out of 5 stars Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens, 8 Sep 2012
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I recently bought a Nikon D5100 SLR Camera with the 18-50mm standard kit lens. As an addition and to enhance my photographic capabilities, I bought this 55-300mm lens to give me telephoto capability. This piece of kit certainly is the business and I am so glad I went for the 300mm instead of the 200mm lens. I recently took a picture of an old turbo/prop aircraft which was about six miles away. The lens dragged it in and the picture showed all the details of the plane and stopped the propellers dead. I've taken shots of the half moon and the photos showed the dark side making a complete circle. It was not visible with the naked eye. The amount of light this lens picks up even in a darkened room is quite incredible. Outside in fairly dark conditions the lens picks up enough light to make the photos appear to have been taken before the sun had set. Wildlife pictures are great, the detail in birds wing feathers is incredible. I am new to SLR photography but I know that with my Nikon D5100 and this lens attached, I am in for endless pleasure. Get one, you will not regret it.
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Initial post: 24 Jan 2013 09:15:22 GMT
The thing about photographing prop aircraft is that you want the propellers rotating, not stopped dead. So you need a slow enough shutter speed to blur the props but at the same time keeping the aircraft sharp. Not so easy but that's what you have to do. After all, a plane without it's props rotating would fall out of the sky!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2013 16:04:01 GMT
PeeJay says:
Hi Mr. Hughes, You have a good point and are absolutely right. This ageing SLR rookie is still in the learning process and your comment will spur me to improve. Thank you, PeeJay.
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