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Nikon Lenses: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jerod Foster

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5. Telephotos

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ISO 200 • 1/500 sec. • f/5.6 • 400mm

The big glass

“Whoa!” That’s usually the response I get from folks when I show up to photograph a local sporting event with a large black telephoto lens in tow. It doesn’t matter which telephoto lens it is—they all draw attention. But that’s not what the longer lenses in the Nikon lineup are for. Sure, they may attract a few more eyes than the average standard lens, but they also fulfill a useful purpose in the photographer’s camera bag: Literally, they are for reaching out.

Poring Over the Picture

ISO 50 • 1/320 sec. • f/3.5 • 200mm

Go Big or Go Home

Telephoto focal lengths generally ...

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