Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
How much are you wanting to spend?
Right now the lens I use with my Nikon is the 70-300mm f4-5.6. (Telephoto.) It's good for the price, but I can't wait to get a lower f-stop.
If you are shooting horses, you want a telephoto; any other lens will distort the picture around the edges, which will throw off your proportions. I.e. shooting a head with your 18-55 will make the nose look big and disproportionate to the rest of the horse. A telephoto will not stretch the edges. If you're needing to get "closer to the action" when sitting on the sidelines, you will need a telephoto.
Make sure you know if you want to shoot in manual or automatic (or have the option to choose) and make that a consideration in choosing a lens.
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