Moving back to film and need some help

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by Junior897, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Junior897

    Junior897 TPF Noob!

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    I switched out to digital a few years ago. When I did I sold all of my film gear for some reason, and now I am buying some of it back. My problem is now lenses. I have a couple of older digital Nikons D100 and D1x, but it looks like I will have some compatibility issues with some of the lenses with a F5. I have a Tamron 28-75 2.8 and it is fine I also have a 18-200 that I know will not work with the film camera. I know I will be getting a 70-200 2.8, but am looking for a wide angle zoom. It seems like everyone I look at is for DX not film. I know that Nikon makes them, but I am going to start with Tamron or Sigma and work my way back to Nikkor lenses.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The Nikkor AF 24-85mm is a nice lens. There are a large number of non-DX lenses.

    Sigma AF 24-70mm f/2.8 or AF 28-70mm f/2.8
     
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    I have been looking at the Nikon 24-85, and the Nikon 18-35 as well.

    I need to make sure, and stay away from any lens marked DX correct?
     
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    Correct. DX lenses are not compatible with 35mm. The 18-35 F/3.4-4.5D and 24-85 F/2.8-4D would both work fine. Of the two, only the 18-35 is a true "wide angle zoom", of course.
     
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