A&P What Lenses for my D50

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  1. Traitor

    Traitor New Member

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    I purchased a Nikon D50 from Wolf Camera that came with the 18-55 lens. I also bought a 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom lens. My question is, Should i return the 18-55 lens, get the cheaper kit lens(or body) and purchase a better lens for closeup/normal shooting? or should i buy a third awesome lens?

    Sorry if none of that makes sense, im confused myself :ugh:
     
  2. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Get a Nikkor 400 f/2.8 and a 12-24 f/4.
    :bowdown:
     
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    The 18-55 DX is the cheapest kit lens out there. I don't think you can go lower than that.

    The other popular kid lens is the 18-70 DX kit lens that comes in the D70/D70s kit. The 18-70 DX is an awesome lens for the money.

    Then there's the pro quality (in terms of both image quality and build) 17-55 f2.8 DX. That's over a thousand dollars, if that's the lens you have. Keep it, enjoy it and never look back.

    If you want a good closeup macro lens, I have only heard good things about the new 105mm VR macro.

    If I were you, I would return both the 18-55 DX and the 70-300mm ED that you got and instead get the 18-70 DX and the Sigma 70-300 APO DG (or the older SUPER II version). The Sigma can also double as your macro lens in a pinch. Make sure you get the APO version though.

    The 18-70 DX and Sigma 70-300 APO should cost you the same amount of money but will give you better pictures. My old Sigma 70-300 APO Super II Macro is about as sharp my 70-200 VR :eek4:

    If you have the $$$ to drop on lenses, get the 70-200 VR. For me it is worth every penny then some... But as always YMMV.
     
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    Trust me bro, if you currently have the 18-55 DX and the 70-300 ED.

    Return them and get the 18-70 DX and the Sigma 70-300 APO DG instead (again, make sure it's the APO version). At the end it will cost you about the same amount of money. You will thank yourself for doing that later.
     
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    Definetely interested in a good macro lens... what do these go for? What's the ratio? Anyone with experience with one?
     
  6. tenplanescrashing

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    use the kit lens to learn what you can about the camera. once you get more skilled, ditch that piece of shit.
     
  7. well said :mamoru:
     
  8. natelam

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    You'll know when you've met the limitations of your glass. Stick with it while you are learning. If you are really itching just to upgrade, the 18-70DX and 80-200 2.8D are 2 really great "bang for the buck" lenses. The 105 2.8 is the older version of the VR that is still really highly regarded, so if you're really into macro, that's one of Nikon's classics.
     
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    I think he should just go and give the 18-70 DX a try. Do it while you can still return your stuff.
     
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    50mm f/1.8
     
  11. .chris

    .chris You drown before the water lets you in. OT Supporter

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    best 100 bucks you can spend lens-wise
     
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    D50 + 18-200mm VR + 50mm 1.8 + sigma 10-20mm = you're done.

    Once you've mastered the D50, upgrade to the D200 and don't bother with the D70s.
     

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