Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by FusionZ06, Feb 25, 2006.
click EF lens 101
then click focal length comparison
I'm not sure if you're asking about super zooms or really long telephotos. I'm assuming you're asking about super zooms (really wide to really long!) so I'll give my opinion.
I'm not a big fan of super zooms. Usually not fast enough, and soft on both ends. Lenses should be made and bought with a specific purpose in mind. Don't get me wrong, the Nikon 18-200VR is a great piece of glass for what it is, but if I NEED to get that shot at 18 or 200, I'm going for my 12-24 or 70-200. They are convenient, and if you spend enough money and know the sweet spots, they can be decent. Otherwise, I prefer to stay clear.
if you want one lens then do it
like natelam posted 2 or 3 is usually a much nicer option
17-55 + 70-200 f/2.8 would be a great combo but also costs 2-3x as much as the 18-200 lens, go figure
You mean the new 17-55mm f/2.8G IS?
Nah, he's talking Nikon, the 17-55 AF-S 2.8 it's been out for over a year.
16-35 50 1.4 70-200 is
pimper version of what i have
over three years i believe
=) Good call. It's only been in my bag for a year though so that's how I count em'
I though I was talking to phidong, and not hashy.
i'm probably going to sell my 12-24 and get the 17-55
Why sell it, keep both =)
it's too expensive