A&P I need lenses for my D50

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  1. FusionZ06

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    I take a lot of car shots and a lot of snapshots.

    I'd like a better overall lens then the kit lens. Try not to go extreme in price...
     
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    50mm the cheap one :dunno:

    name your budget
     
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    $100-150 or so

    I'd also like to get a cool telephoto lens...
     
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    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    This is what everyone says is a good all around lens to replace a kit lens with. I got one and like it.

    Tamron
    Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D
     
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    Link to where I can purchase one?
     
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    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    100-150? I would just use what you have now until you have more money. Seirously, you will waste money in the end, $150 at a time.

    You have a D50 w/ kit lens (18-55?) right now right? Save some money, sell the 18-55 for $100 or so, and get a lens you can use for a lifetime.

    The Nikon 28-70 2.8, my favorite lens, but it's a beast and very very expensive.

    Cheaper alternatives include the Tamron, Tokina, and Sigma 2.8's in similar focal range, but not as great quality, and worse resale value, still good lenses.

    Better (IMO) alternatives would be the Nikon 24-85 AF-S or 18-70AFS which are both great lenses that have limited aperatures, but good features and quality. You can pick up either one used for under $300 easily.

    If you're looking for a zoom, save your money as well.
    The cheapest I would go is $600 for a used 2-ring Nikon 80-200 2.8 AF-D. Hands down best bang for the buck. I sold mine for a little over $600 2 years ago, you should be able to find a great deal.

    I would also consider the Nikon 70-300 which is slow, but not bad value for the money, or the new 18-200VR which I've had mixed reviews about.

    Gluck
     
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    100-150 is not enough money for a quality lens my Nikon brother :run:
     
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    Thanks now I know I'll save my $ for the time being...
     
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    Just don't end up wasting it away on booze and hoes like I did. :wtc:
     
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    save up and get either the Tamron posted above or get the 18-70 Nikon kit lens for the d70.
     
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    if I were to buy a d50 now , I would order it with just the 18-70 that is a very niec piece of glass

    id say the 12-24 but that would cost at least 500..for car shots you get the really cool distortion effect when you want plus you don't have to worry much about people in the frame since you can get really close
     
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    The 18-70 does not come with the D50, the kind of tacky 18-55 does, IMO is not even comparable =(. The 12-24 lists for $1029, so I'm guessing that's out. Actually one of the great things about the 12-24 is that it doesn't have as much linear distortion as some of the other super-wide rectilinears. If you want real distortion shoot for the 10.5 =)
     
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    18-200 VR-II ftw :hs:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Fusion, will your shots be indoors or outdoors?
     
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    no, but I think some places allow you to order it with it (like ritz).

    Tokina also makes a 12-24 f/4 that is hot shit. I fucking love it.
     
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    order the D50 body only and the 18-70 body..thats what I meant, and for the 12-24 you can order the tokina version for almost half price of the $800 costing nikon version.
     
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    So it's looking like I'm getting the D50...trying to decide if I want body only or with the 18-55 kit lens. Can someone explain why I might want to get the body only, then buy the 18-70 separately? I understand the difference between 55mm and 70mm, but beyond that I'm lost....thanks...
     
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    ohh yes im going to link this from a real nikon writer..none of that ken rockwell crap, this person knows his shit, so listen to his review

    http://www.bythom.com/1855lens.htm

    Drawbacks

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    Vignetting is back. We'd forgotten about it when we moved to digital SLRs, as the older lenses had much larger image circles than necessary, but with a small DX lens that barely covers the APS-sized sensor, it's back.
    * Variable aperture. The big issue is that at 55mm this is an f/5.6 lens, which means that autofocus in low light can be compromised.
    * Build quality. Build quality doesn't exceed the price point.
    * What happened to AF-S? Slower to focus than most AF-S lenses, and you can't manually override the focus.
    * Where are we? No distance scale.

    Positives

    * Adequate optics. Other than that vignetting, no big flaws worth mentioning, actually. Considering the price, good performance, and probably well-matched to the D50 purchaser.
    * The 28-85mm for the digital world. Yes, the mid-range zoom is back in full force. If that's what you want with your D50, this is a lens you should consider (but I'd opt for the much better 18-70mm if I could get it).
    * Price/Performance matched . This is a slightly better lens than you'd expect for US$150.


    http://www.bythom.com/1870lens.htm

    Drawbacks

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    Vignetting is back. We'd forgotten about it when we moved to digital SLRs, as the older lenses had much larger image circles than necessary, but with a small DX lens that barely covers the APS-sized sensor, it's back.
    * Variable aperture. The big issue is that at 70mm this is an f/4.5 lens, which means that autofocus in low light can be compromised slightly. Still, not a big issue, though a negative one.
    * Build quality. Build quality doesn't exceed the price point.

    Positives

    * Excellent optics. Other than that vignetting, no flaws worth mentioning, actually. Considering the price, superb performance.
    * The 28-105mm for the digital world. Yes, the mid-range zoom is back in full force. If that's what you want, this is the lens to get.
    * Price/Performance winner. This is a far better lens than you'll ever expect for US$300. Far better. Good enough that it stays in my kit for when I want to go light.
     

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