Lens Advice.

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Woosey, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. Woosey

    Woosey TPF Noob!

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    With my sister off to New York she has kindly offered to pick up some lenses for me. Now looking on the american sites i have spotted some lenses that i think may be of use for my D50

    http://www.adorama.com/SG185055200N.html

    im on a pretty tight budget and those lenses seem like good value?

    Im looking for comments/suggestions, current lenses i have are all manual focus from a 35mm nikon SLR (FE2) which are

    Tokina 28-70mm 1:3.5 - 4.5
    Nikon 28mm 1:2.8
    Nikon 105mm 1:2.5
    Nikon 55mm 1:3.5

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  2. darich

    darich TPF Noob!

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    You don't say what your preferred subject for shotting is but looking at your list of lenses, I'd be inclined to get a long zoom. Something along the lines of http://www.adorama.com/INKDZK.html?searchinfo=nikon%20lenses&item_no=3 I know it's AF but a long zoom would be useful considering what you have at the moment. It may also be possible to switch off the AF giving you manual control.

    I'd also wonder why you've purchased the lenses you have. I'm not criticising but your Tokina covers the 28mm and 55mm prime lenses. Why duplicate focal lengths? I know primes are sharper than zooms but are they so much sharper to justify duplication of focal lengths and the extra costs?
     
  3. Woosey

    Woosey TPF Noob!

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    They were my mums lenses and camera, which were passed down to me :)

    No idea why she picked the lenses she did, but hey, more lenses for me :)

    The macro side of things is sorted and yes all i really need is a zoom lens, however as all my lenses are designed for 35mm and are all MF, i thought i should look at some specific digital lenses :)
     
  4. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    That's not the best thing to do.

    Usually the digital lenses are crud or marketing hype at least.

    That 18-50 sigma you're looking at is not very good optically, but you do need something for wide angle. I'd suggest a 17mm tokina if you can spring for it. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...s&Q=&sku=169414&is=REG&addedTroughType=search

    It's better to learn with primes and transition to zooms later.
     

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