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JamesHolt
08/25/2016, 03:55 PM
Tamron Auto Focus 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens with Built In Motor for Nikon Digital SLR (Model A17NII)

Will this work with a D200?
Anyone using this lens?

Misled
08/25/2016, 04:48 PM
Yes, it will work. That being said, it's not a true macro. A true macro gives 1 to 1 magnification. What do you intend to use it for?? If just the tank, their are better options.

JamesHolt
08/25/2016, 11:44 PM
Was planning on using it outdoors, trying to get some more distance than the 90mm I have now..

Misled
08/26/2016, 10:27 AM
It would be ok for that.

JamesHolt
08/26/2016, 08:11 PM
Thanks Jesse

niladride
09/01/2016, 05:43 AM
@Op

The lens you have chosen does not has VC, the lens is heavy, too, that means you would definitely need a tripod for longer focal length shots. Just my opinion though, if you have strong super steady hands or shooting at high shutter speeds, you can skip tripod.

JamesHolt
09/01/2016, 08:27 AM
Gonna use mostly propped up on a bag, just trying to get some more distance than the lens I have now..

niladride
09/07/2016, 06:26 AM
Without VC at low shutter speeds, you need a tripod.

Misled
09/07/2016, 08:32 AM
Without VC at low shutter speeds, you need a tripod.

With VC at low shutter speeds you'll need a tripod with any lens. That lens is hardly heavy at just over a pound. With the d200 weighing a pound and a half, I'd say it's pretty light. Now if we're talking a 70-200 at just under 5 pounds that may be different, but I used to shoot with one of the older 80-200's without any VC and didn't have any problems. Sure, a tripod would help, but a one pound lens isn't a big deal.

JamesHolt
09/07/2016, 11:52 AM
By propped up on a bag I meant one of the bags I use for my bench rest rifle,, it won't move...
Might get a short tripod, don't know yet, a lot of stuff has happened in the last few day that I have to deal with first...

Revilo
09/25/2016, 11:41 PM
The standard Tamron 90mm Macro will work fine. You can get a cheap tripod from many locations and it will do just fine. If need be, you can always adjust the Shutter speed to compensate for potential shakes.