Lenses for Nikon D70

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Geoff Berrow, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Geoff Berrow

    Geoff Berrow Guest

    I could do with telephoto and wide angle lenses to compliment the zoom
    lens on my D70. I only need them for occasional use (seriously only
    about twice a year) and the images will mainly be used on the web.

    Would anyone have any recommendations of reasonably priced lenses?
    Geoff Berrow, Apr 1, 2010
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  2. Have a look through the secondhand selection on the London Camera
    Exchange website. They sometimes have surprisingly good value lenses.
    Willy Eckerslyke, Apr 7, 2010
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  3. Geoff Berrow

    Bruce Guest

    I have just done what you suggested and didn't find any bargains in
    used Nikon brand lenses.

    LCE's prices seem on a par with most dealers.
    Bruce, Apr 7, 2010
  4. Geoff Berrow

    Geoff Berrow Guest

    I know I probably can't afford Nikon, that's why I'm asking about
    Geoff Berrow, Apr 7, 2010
  5. Perhaps I should have put it differently. Secondhand Nikon lenses from
    reputable dealers sometimes represent surprisingly good value when
    compared with new ones. LCE have an easily searchable website that
    covers a number of different branches and IME tend to be on the low side
    of typical dealer pricing, so are a good starting point.
    If the OP has only seen new prices, he might not realise it's possible
    to get a Nikon 55-200mm zoom for a little over 100quid. It might not be
    the latest spec, construction may be a bit plasticky and the AF a bit
    slow, but the optics will be pretty decent for not much money.
    Willy Eckerslyke, Apr 7, 2010
  6. Geoff Berrow

    Bruce Guest

    Sorry, Geoff. I buy and sell Nikon lenses and have a reasonable idea
    of market prices, so I used that as a basis to judge LCE's offerings.

    What range of focal lengths are you interested in? Once I know that,
    I can probably suggest some reasonably priced lenses that will produce
    good results.
    Bruce, Apr 7, 2010
  7. Geoff Berrow

    Mark Guest

    I would look for a used Sigma or Tamron ultrawide 10 or 12 mm to ~20mm
    (ish). Not the sharpest but a lot of fun and would complement your
    kit lens (18-70mm?)

    I would also get a used 70-300mm of some sort that will be fairly
    sharp and flexible too.

    Have you thought about hiring one or both lenses?
    Mark, Apr 7, 2010
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