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Old Aug 20, 2002, 8:28 PM   #1
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Default lens for D100 - 24-105 or 28-200?

Just bought a D100 and realize my 70-200 and 35-70 lenses just won't do. Which of the above might serve me better as an all around use, for vacations and general use?
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Old Aug 21, 2002, 8:57 AM   #2
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Since the 1.5x effect of the CCD to the angle of the lens, you should consider to get at least the AF-S D 24-85mm zoom lens(36-128mm on your D100) for your general pictures and vacation. Nikon releases the newest version of this len with the silent wave motor technology built in at a very attractive low price (about $350 @ Sammys or Canoga cameras), this one seems to be your best bet. Another good one to consider is the AF-D 18-35mm F/3.5-4.5 if the 24-85mm does not provide enough wide angle for the type of picture you're taking. Cheers

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Old Sep 2, 2002, 7:00 PM   #3
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Hi _ am sharing what I have gone thru buying lens for my D100 which I absolutely love . There's a great website on nikon lens that may well be worth spending time researching on
-http://www.naturfotograf.com/index2_PC.html. this fellow has a subjective survey going on that rates lens and explains the usage of each lens .... I ended up getting good wide angle zoom Af 24-85D f2.5- 4.5that has a macro setting as well-- its slighly on the heavy side but seems to balance well with camera body and great for travel . Hope this helps . Toarto

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Old Sep 4, 2002, 12:17 AM   #4
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Get the 24-120 and a AF-D 18-35mm F/3.5-4.5. You already have a 70-200.
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Old Sep 4, 2002, 11:10 AM   #5
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For my D1X I have Nikon 18-35,24-85,50 and 80-400 VR. However, I also found I needed a "traveling lens" so I could just take the camera and one lens. After considerable research, I settled on the Tokina 24-200 f3.5-5.6. I just love it. That extra zoom range is "just the ticket" so many times. I've taken 1000's of photos with it. The only real difference I can detect between it and the Nikon 24-85 is that the Tokina is just a little slower autofocusing, but not really "slow", just a little "slower." It has almost imperceptible barrel and pincushioning at the extremes and is just as sharp as the Nikon, at least on a D1X. I've taken the same picture with both at the same focal length and blown them up in PS-7 and can see no difference.
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