Need of New Lenses

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  1. Silver.Winged.Demon

    Silver.Winged.Demon TPF Noob!

    Feb 21, 2008
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    I am a photography student and I am getting ahead of myself of buying new lenses and so on.

    I have a variety of cameras but the I have been sticking with my main brands Nikon and Zeiss.

    I have a Nikon D200 that comes with the 18-200mm VR II Lens

    I am thinking of getting a Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens or a Nikon 105mm f/2.0D AF DC-Nikkor Lens

    I am willing to spend the money for both lenses. I am more for quality than quantity.

  2. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Six statements and zero questions makes it tough to answer. ;)

    I don't know that you really need to diversify with lenses the same as with a stock-portfolio but rather to fill your photographic needs. At this point you might want to think about what you most want to shoot.

    I don't own an 18-200mm but have seen some nice work done with them although I do see the need for a faster lens. With the D200 though the 105m is ~160mms and would be a bit long for most things with in dart throwing distance.

    But again I come to what you really need and unless you are into portraits/studio/commercial work where lighting, scrims, gobos, reflectors and flags would be in order, I think you would most benefit from an 80-200mm f/2.8 (or the 70-200m VR if you can afford it).

    good luck

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