Walk around lens for DX Nikon slightly longer than my 17-50mm f/2.8?

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  1. goooner

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    I know you don't want longer than the 105, but my 18-140 is very sharp, and has a metal mount.


     
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    Sooooo I came across this interesting 35-105mm Nikon. Appears to be a well-built decent lens at a decent price. Push/pull zoom may take some getting used to, but that's no big deal.

    Thoughts?

    Nikon 35-105mm F/3.5-4.5 AF-D Lens *52
     
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    its an older lens. not bad though, for the money.
    the newer nikon 18-105 VRII is a better lens.
    maybe you could consider an older 70-200?

    the first gen tamron and sigma offering are pretty inexpensive now. Tokina also makes one.
     
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    18-105 as in the D90 kit lens? I have one and I'm not a fan.


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    the 70-300 VRII is also a fantastic lens, and not very big.
    the new 24-85 VR lens is good,as is the older 24-85 2.8-4 AF lens.
    theres also the 24-120 f/4 lens.
     
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    I wonder if you're 18-105 is a poor copy. I always thought that was a great lens
     
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    I enjoyed mine, until I broke the lens mount hehe..whoops.
     
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    Breaking the mount is never a good thing
     
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    But hey, I fixed it myself! It's not hard, but not fun either. It cost me $5 and took me an hour. It really wasn't worth sending it to Nikon for repair. It would cost more than it would be worth.
     
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    Your obviously a skilled guy. I took apart a lens once. It never went back together
     
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    Anyone can be a skilled guy (or gal) with the power of YouTube Tutorials! :D
     
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    Hi fellas! Does someone use Sigma 17-50 f/2,8? Is this lense ok for shooting inside (in church for example)? What about sharpness? How that lense compared with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm 1:2.8G ED IF SWM DX ? More/less the same?Or much worse? Thanx!
     

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