Nikon Lenses

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  1. cjw

    cjw TPF Noob!

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    Wondering if anyone can help me with a Nikon question.

    I have a D70S. My father has given me three lenses, two of which I am not sure how to use. (I do not have the money at the present time to take a course.)

    These are the lenses:

    Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
    AF Nikkor 75-300mm

    Could anyone tell me how I should use these lenses? (I am planning on taking mainly architectural pictures - primarily in NYC.)

    Many thanks!
     
  2. reg

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    You should use them on a camera.

    what... exactly are you asking??
     
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    Sorry - should have been more specific.

    An example - if I want to take an upwards close-up of a building, which lens should I use? The lenses obviously have different zoom levels etc.
     
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    An upwards close up would probably be more in the less than 30mm range on your camera, like the more "zoomed out" end of an 18-55.
     
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    The smaller the mm such as 50mm the more you can see, the larger the mm such as 30mm the less you can see (for far away objects, you zoom in for instance)
     
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    Yes but you have your examples backwards. The more mms the higher the magnification (so to speak) so the less of the overall scene you see.

    When you "zoom in" you are narrowing the field of view- which works out to being the same.
     
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    why not just put t hem on your camera and see first hand?
     

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