Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by ShootHoops, Jul 21, 2006.
1. Do any of you have this lens?
2. Is it worth the purchase?
3. Is it good for portraits?
I have one and it is the best value available in a Nikkow lens IMHO.
In digital it makes a wonderful portrait lens.
I use mine primarily for dusk action shots and indoor sports.
Thanks a bunch! I'm really looking forward to buying this lens for portrait purposes.
Good idea? The price is $61.00 right now but it will probably sky-rocket in the next 2 hours.
They're only about $100 brand new with warranty. They'd have to drop to about $50 for me to even consider getting one used for that price.
I think I have a problem with patience, hahaha. I should slow down.
That's my main lens - I love it! I haven't tried it for portraits though. I'm with Tiberius - might as well get it new! All that warranty goodness, and no worries about it arriving DOA from the 'bay
I love mine too!
I actually purchased my copy at a local shop, and it was only $99 + tax. If you're in Houston, there might be enough photo store competition to keep prices on a high demand lens like this low. It always seems that this lens sells out, since an awful lot of people can't pass up a hundred dollar prime.
I took this shot with the lens. I'm sure some others could show you some better examples as well.
Try B&H in New York:
Thanks for all your replies! It looks like I'll definitely be purchasing this lens new. I wasn't that excited about buying a used lens, I was just excited to add one to my collection.
I'm actually near Houston so I'll be on the lookout for those low prices.
Keep in mind that a roughly equal film lens such as the 85/1.8 AF was $350ish and the 50/1.8 AF does the same job on a D1/2/50/70/100/200.
Of course a 128/1.8 for only $350??????
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