35mm Lenses/Which to keep for Digital?

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by PMPHOTO, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. PMPHOTO

    PMPHOTO TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    I could really use some advice. Im switching over to Digital. Im thinking about a D90. My uses would be mostly pleasure.Occasional wedding, Landscape,family shots.I know nothing about digital,so I don't know which of my lenses I should keep.I know they will work,but
    how well? I see new lenses listed as DX VR I don't know what this means. If I keep my 35mm lenses,will they be as good as the VR DX newer lenses? If not, which 2 newer lenses should I look into?
    Budget? Hmmm Maybe $500 could go higher but would rather not at this point.Although I guess I could sell some I my lenses and go higher if I had to. I hope some of you will please take the time and help me out. Im really stressed over this. PLEASE HELP ME
    This is what I have: AF ED 28-200 3.5-5.6 G IF
    AF 70-300 4-5.6 G
    AF 50mm 1.4 D
    AF 24-120 3.5-5.6 D
    AF 24-85 2.8-4 D
    AF 28-105 3.5-4.5 D IF
    THANK YOU SO MUCH,
    FRED
     
  2. TwoRails

    TwoRails TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    The Great Northwest
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
  3. JustAnEngineer

    JustAnEngineer TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Messages:
    609
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Heart of Dixie
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You may want to add something a little wider for the APS-C 1.5 FOV crop sensor on the D90 compared to your film camera. The Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 is one example.
     
  4. epp_b

    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,135
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    True North Cold and Freezing
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I'd keep all of those and get a super-wide to cover the bottom end. The Nikon 12-24 would fit the bill perfectly.
     
  5. Dubious Drewski

    Dubious Drewski TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Messages:
    909
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Keep all of your old lenses. They should be ok. Although you say none of your current lenses are VR? Not one of them? Well VR (Vibration reduction) is a very good thing to have, especially in lenses with a greater focal length.

    I personally wouldn't even try to use a telephoto lens that wasn't stabilized in some way (VR, tripod, or anything)
     
  6. epp_b

    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,135
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    True North Cold and Freezing
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Given enough light, a telephoto without IS/VR is perfectly usable.
     
  7. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,713
    Likes Received:
    203
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    that is a pretty dubious comment. Telephoto photography wasn't invented 10 years ago with the birth of VR it's been around for ages :p
     
  8. Dubious Drewski

    Dubious Drewski TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Messages:
    909
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well yes, and they used tripods. I mentioned tripods.
     
  9. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,713
    Likes Received:
    203
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Common surely the sun shines at some point where you live. I've used a 300mm f/4 with a 1.4x tele plenty of times with no support at all.
     

Share This Page