lens recommendation

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Roland Herrera, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. So what's a great lens for the d70 ?

    "To answer your question. The
    D70, with a great lens is awesome.
    Roland Herrera, Feb 26, 2005
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    50mm f/1.8. 85mm f/1.4. 17-35mm f/2.8.
    Jeremy Nixon, Feb 26, 2005
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

    It depends on what you are doing. I did not buy the kit, but
    rather just the body. I already had what I considered to be an
    excellent zoom lens -- 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 D. (I tend to like tight
    framing, so the effective longer focal length range (42-157.6mm) works
    well for me most of the time.

    I've never used this lens non-digital. I previously used it on
    a N90s body which had been converted to digital by Kodak for the AP.
    (The N90s offers somewhat faster autofocus, but with that conversion was
    only 1.3 MP, and had no way to view the results until I got it to a
    computer to download and covert the images from the strange RAW format
    (embedded in a TIFF wrapper).

    I've so far added to that a 180mm f2.8 which has been
    retrofitted with a CPU so the exposure metering works, even though there
    is no autofocus. That one is effectively the coverage of a 270mm.

    And I occasionally use (in full manual mode) a Medical Nikor
    (built-in ring flash and excellent close-up capabilities).

    There are times when I would like to have a faster lens at a
    real 50mm (effective 75mm), say a f1.4 or f1.8.

    Beyond that -- it depends on your photographic needs. But for
    *me* the first lens that I mentioned works very well most of the time.

    Others, perhaps with more money to spend on *new* lenses (the
    28-105mm is the only one which I have purchased new) will have other

    DoN. Nichols, Feb 26, 2005
  4. Yes,
    but nothing at the 35mm equiv of 50mm ?
    Roland Herrera, Feb 26, 2005
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    paul Guest

    I think it was the 35mm f/2 mentioned recently that meets this criteria.
    $260 new as I recall.
    paul, Feb 26, 2005
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    The 35mm f/2 is a very good lens, and is roughly equivalent. I have one and
    use it frequently, but I don't find it as useful as the others.
    Jeremy Nixon, Feb 26, 2005
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    Sheldon Guest

    Actually, I don't think people give the kit lens much credit, and for the
    money it is a great lens. But, my favorite is an old 55mm Macro that goes
    back to the early 70's. Some great AI or converted lenses from the "good
    old days" will easily fit on your camera. They take great photos, you just
    have to do everything manually. I also have an old 85mm 1.8 that I love.
    Sheldon, Feb 27, 2005
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