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  1. Destin

    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Agreed that Dxo Mark isn’t the end all be all. Sample photos are important to view.

    I’ve borrowed my friend’s 18-35 1.8. Stellar lens and if you’re positive you want to stay on a crop sensor I’d get one.

    But if you even remotely have the urge to upgrade to full frame, I’d start collecting full frame glass now as it will last you a lot longer.


     
  2. adamhiram

    adamhiram No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use the Nikon 17-55 on my D500, and it's the lens I use about 95% of the time. It is built like a tank, has constant f/2.8 aperture, and has accurate lightning fast autofocus. I bought it used a few years ago in excellent condition and have no regrets. I probably wouldn't recommend buying it new - it's a pretty steep price tag and you can find plenty of them on the used market. It has a few negatives - it can be soft wide open on the long end (55mm at f/2.8), but sharpens up pretty quickly stepped down to f/4 or so, and it's pretty heavy, although that's the trade-off for the sturdier build.
     
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    darkblue-x TPF Noob!

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    Thats definitely a good review. Diligent and full of photo examples.
     

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