Options for Nikon mount standaard zoom/cheap primes

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Jan Keirse, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. Jan Keirse

    Jan Keirse Guest


    my old camera died last week and I'm looking for a replacement. I've got a
    couple of options. One thing I'm considering is a student kit containing a Nikon
    F65 + 50mm f1.8 prime. It's currently the best option I have, but I really need
    a wide lens (at least 35mm, preferably 28, silently dreaming of 24mm), and a
    short tele (minimum is 70, preferable 80-90, maximum 135) to do everything I
    currently love to.
    As to quality, I've seen photographs taken with a 28-200mm tamron wich is
    supposed to be terrible and the quality was certainly enough for me, so I don't
    think any lens will be much of a problem to that respect.
    I'm looking for something sub 100$, I know it's very little, but I'm short in
    money (I might even have to give up on the idea, and limit myself to 50mm).

    Probably primes will not be an option here (due to price), so are there any
    other suggestions?

    Kind regards,

    Jan Keirse, Dec 11, 2004
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  2. Jan Keirse

    Gardner Guest

    Are you hung-up on AF? You should be able to pick up a very
    decent 28mm MF and/or a 35-80mm MF zoom for next to nothing.

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    Gardner, Dec 11, 2004
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  3. Jan Keirse

    Jan Keirse Guest

    MF will be okay but I'd really like Aperture priority. I didn't have it on my
    old camera and I missed a shot quite often due to that. As I understand it,
    older nikon lenses don't meter properly on an F65 (or am I wrong?) so that's a
    Jan Keirse, Dec 12, 2004
  4. my old camera died last week and I'm looking for a replacement. I've got a

    I'd recommend a manual Nikon and an old, used prime lens. (I don't
    know why you say:
    Primes are cheaper than zooms, and offer higher quality for the
    money. Get a nice wide angle, say 35mm, and enjoy.

    Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Jan 17, 2005
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