A&P Nikon Crew - Lens question

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  1. aCab

    aCab New Member

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    What lenses are the best to start off with. I've got a budget of around $1200. I'm thinking I want mostly primes, but suggest zooms too. MF/AF - doesn't matter. I'm more after glass quality. I shoot pretty much everything and want 14-200mm covered. It's its a zoom, I prefer constant aperture. I want the lenses to be something I will want to keep, rather than sell a few months from now when I run into more money.

    Also, what are some good Nikon forums? Nikonians, NikonCafe - what else?

    Thanks guys. I'm thinking I'm going to like this transition a lot.

    Go.
     
  2. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    www.texasphotoforums.com is a great resource for me. Tons of pros, tons of help.

    Lens wise, if you don't plan on moving to FF anytime soon, the 17-55 is a great lens. If not, a used 28-70 2.8. 50 1.4 is a must, and so is the 70-200 VR (later down the road, and if you can find one). Although, my friend found one in stock at Ritz camera online, same place I found mine, with no issues.
     
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    I hear so many good things about tokina's 11-16 f/2.8 lens, one day I might sell my sigma 10-20 and pick one of those up
     
  4. BluSpecs

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    A good used 35-70 2.8 is a good option for around $400 It even has a Macro-ish mode. Some people call it a mini-beast
     
  5. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    On a cropped sensor, that's a bit narrow. 28 is barely good for me on mine.
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    FF body?

    80-200 2.8 AFS (or D) (70-200 is supposed to suck with full frame bodies, and is $$$$)

    Tamron 17-50 2.8 on a crop, 28-75 2.8 on a ff.
     
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    Tokina 12-24 $400 used
    Tamron 28-75 $250 used
    Nikon 80-200 $550 used

    That's what I bought.
     
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    WHERE? AND WHEN??
     
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    Good point, I'm spoiled by full frame :)

    I used it on my d50 and had pretty good luck, I just had to modify my style to eith move further back or get creative with compositions.
     
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    Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D is a relatively inexpensive quality prime. The 85mm f/1.4D as well.
     
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    :werd:

    you better post your sources if you know what's good for ya
     

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