One size fits all, should I?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Lunaray, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. Lunaray

    Lunaray Guest

    I'm considering a broadband kind of zoom lens, maybe 28-200, or even 28-300,
    will I really be disapponted in the performance of such a lens? I don't
    want junky images! I'll be using it on a Nikon F4! Also, what about
    Tamron, or Tokina, do these measure up to Nikkor in this focal range? I'm
    talking Auto Focus!

    Lunaray, Jun 15, 2004
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  2. Lunaray

    Bhup Guest

    Do your self a favour witha quality camera you need quality lens buy
    yourself a couple of Zooms and a prime
    don't go for your all in one lens yes you will be disappointed.
    If your strapped for cash try the nikkor 35 -105 AFD F3.5. Its a lens over
    looked but in my books a great performer and they will be cheap but great
    Bhup, Jun 15, 2004
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  3. Lunaray

    Lunaray Guest

    Thanks, I think I knew that, I just wanted someone to pound it in my little
    pea-brain! I've pretty much decided to go with a Tokina 28-80 ATX Pro to
    supplement my Nikkor Prime lenses. I've heard some really good things about
    this lens.
    Lunaray, Jun 15, 2004
  4. Lunaray

    Skip M Guest

    I have that lens' predecessor, the 28-70 f2.6-2.8 and have been very happy
    with its performance, so far. The 28-80 is, by some accounts, an improved
    version, so you should like it...
    Skip M, Jun 16, 2004
  5. Lunaray

    Lunaray Guest

    Thanks Skip, I'm headed to KEH right now to give them my money!

    BTW, I visited your Galleries, NICE WORK!!
    Lunaray, Jun 16, 2004
  6. Lunaray

    TP Guest

    Some early examples of this lens (Tokina 28-80mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro) would
    not AF on the Nikon F100 body. Most of these lenses were replaced but
    some may remain out there.

    I suggest you should test the lens on an F100 before buying. Even if
    you don't have an F100, you may in the future wish to sell this lens
    to someone who has one.
    TP, Jun 16, 2004
  7. Lunaray

    Lunaray Guest

    Thanks, I'll be using it on an F4! But if it doesn't work out, too late
    now, I've already spun my credit card! I think it'll be okay though, I've
    gotten some input from other F4 owners and they've reported positive
    Lunaray, Jun 16, 2004
  8. Lunaray

    TP Guest

    It works fine on an F4, but I would still advise you to try it on an
    F100 just in case. One day you might buy an F100; I found my F100 an
    ideal companion to my F4E.

    The F4E was the best manual focus Nikon body I ever used - and I have
    used many. The AF was only convincing when used with AF-S or AF-P
    lenses, and it was *very* convincing with those!

    Enjoy your new lens. It will make a great combination with the F4.
    TP, Jun 16, 2004
  9. Lunaray

    Skip M Guest

    Skip M, Jun 16, 2004
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