A&P kit lense on the d80

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  1. RiCePiCkR

    RiCePiCkR haay

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    how is the quality and what not?

    i'm about to purchase a d80 should i buy it w/ the kit lense or should i look to upgrade? pointers suggestions. thanxz :love:
     
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    Joetabasco The Wing King

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    what kind of money do you have for a lens? How serious a photographer?
     
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    Get a Canon :h5:
     
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    Joetabasco The Wing King

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  5. 1992 240SX

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    D80 with either the 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5(one of the best kit lenses IMO) or if you have the cash the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

    The 18-135 distorts the shit out the images and the extra zoom just isn't worth the damage.

    [​IMG]

    Took that about 2-3 months ago with the D80 and the kit lens at 18mm
     
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    The 18-70 is a very nice lens for the price, I would definately recommend it, as I bought a D80 with the kit lens I now have 3 other lenses and I'd say it is definately one of the nicer ones*.



    *Even next to a Canon L series**, I can't fault it.


    **Dad shoots with a Canon 20D and 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM, don't need to hear about how I know nothing.
     
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    Yeah, it's a very sharp lens. The tamron 17-50 is also good, but it's probably going to end up costing you more than if you get the kit.
     
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    I have the kit lens. Although I agree it has its limits, it is a very good starter lens. Not a bad price for it either. When I bought my D80 with kit lense, I didnt know enough about the camera to spend $400-$500 on a lens. Now that I have been using it for a while, I have a better idea on what I want to buy next.
     
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    RiCePiCkR haay

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    alright thanks for the input guys... i think i'll go w/ the kit lense for starting out
     
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    I got the 18-135 kit lens and another larger sima lens. it seems like at times the sigma is sharper, but the range on the kit lens is pretty good, and takes decent enough pictures.
     
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    FidizzyTypeS Gimme Dem Scones!! OT Supporter

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    are we neighbors?
     
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    Prob. not, I live further east on Long Island (next to Amityville) but I spend a lot of time in Queens.


    From the Fun Factory/5 Pointz:
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    FidizzyTypeS Gimme Dem Scones!! OT Supporter

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    Holy crap that train looks like its a model......I love shooting at 5 pointz, i'm going to head back there soon and see if they have some new stuff.
     
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    Did you add that blur in photoshop? It looks like that fake tilt shift lens stuff.
     
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    That's an amazing photo. I kept thinking that's a toy train... How do you take something like that? equipment/setup?
     
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    exif from that pic
     
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    I have the 18-70 and love it.

    I have a good friend who has the 18-135, and hasn't experienced anything even close to the skyline pic above. I have noticed mild distortion, but that skyline shot is just nuts!

    He's gotten good results with his 18-135, and really likes it.

    whatever you do, don't get the 18-55!!!!
     
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    fake tilt shifts are fun, that one turned out nice
     

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