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Posted 14 May 2021 - 04:56 AM
Posted 14 May 2021 - 03:41 PM
I have a sigma 120-400, that I bought second hand pretty cheap. It has image stabilisation and autofocus, it is low cost but it is heavy.
I have found it to be a brilliant lens on my D3300. I suspect that you will be hard pushed to get all of the requirements met. Examples from my camera on this lens:
Posted 14 May 2021 - 03:49 PM
If you don't need *that* much extra reach, a 100-400 from either Tamron or Sigma might work. If you need more, either the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary or the Tamron 150-600 G2 offer tremendous value for money. They can all be flashed with new firmware and the AF can be fine-tuned by the owner using a cheapish gadget if necessary.
As there is no AF fine-tune in the D3500, the Nikon 200-500 or the first-gen. Tamron are not as suitable for this body.
All four lenses can usually be found used if money is tight.
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