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Old Nov 16, 2004, 7:23 PM   #1
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Hello Guys and Gals. I really like this site.



My question. I just purchased my first Nikon SLR (D70). My 35mm slr film

camera is a Canon. So I don't have any other lenses that I can use with

my new Nikon. Which Nikon lense works best with D70? I would like to stick

with lenses that are best used with the digital Nikon SLR. What model

information on the Nikon lenses should I look for to be sure that it works

best with my new D70. Thanks...
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Old Nov 16, 2004, 11:18 PM   #2
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Assuming that you bought it with the kit 18/70 lens which is good enough for everyday use, going further will depend on what type of photography you intend. More advice please.
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Old Nov 17, 2004, 11:33 AM   #3
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I am looking for another lense to compliment the Nikon 18-70mm lense.

I want to do potraits, landscapes and sports shots. I'm really looking

to get some good NFL football shots from the stands.I'm looking for

a lense to strictly use with the Nikon D70. From the options above I'm mainly

interested in getting excellent sports shots.
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Old Nov 17, 2004, 12:59 PM   #4
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Nikon 70-200 F2.8 AF-S VR (1500 usd)

Sigma 70-200 F2.8 HSM (700 usd)

There is really no cheaper alternative that will give you the focusing speed needed for sports.

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Old Nov 17, 2004, 4:24 PM   #5
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70/200 VRIFED Nikkor F2.8 will not suffice for football even though it is the equivalent of 100/300 in normalspeak. You will need a 1.4 converter if you want to get in tight on the action at a distance. I have both and can assure you it is necessary. Whether you buy Nikon or Sigma is up to you, but the Sigma is much cheaper and has good reports. I have the Nikon and it is excellent.

That lens will be magnificent for two of your needs, namely sports and portraits, but the kit lens should suffice for landscapes with an equivalent aperture of 27mm. If you want to go further, and can afford to do so, either the Nikkor 17/55 or 17/55 (both expensive) or the new Sigma 18/50 will be necessary for a larger aperture - all at F2.8. For the Sigma see the following pages:-

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/html/zoom_intro.htm

!7th St photo have it for sale at $500. Alternatively the 17/35 might be more appropriate at roughly the same price. For the two Nikkors quoted count on around $1,300 each, for the 70/200 Sigma$800 and the 70/200 Nikkor $1,450 after rebate.You might find them a trifle cheaper but I have only quoted 17th St Photo prices for a ballpark figure.
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Old Dec 1, 2004, 1:42 AM   #6
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Hi all,

Which lens would be best for close up photography? I haven't got the D70 yet but I am thinking about it.

My favourite use is Close-ups and landscape pics.

Any advice there?

thanks in advance

Greetings from

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Landscapes and macrophotography are two largely different things. You could try to combine the two into one lens with the 60mm Micro-Nikkor, but you'd be better off with two lenses; for macro, either the Tamron 90mm or Micro-Nikkor 105mm; for landscape, depends on how you shoot it, but probably 17-35 or 28-80.
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Old Dec 1, 2004, 5:24 AM   #8
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The 100-300 range is where both Canon and Nikon are lacking... Sigma has an excellent f/4 EX in this range: http://www.photozone.de/2Equipment/easytxt.htm#Ztelel
-> cost the same as a 70-200 f/2.8 EX (HSM) plus a 1.4x teleconverter, but much sharper than the f/2.8's even before a teleconverter is attached, and with no lost in speed (f/2.8 + teleconverter is f/4!)


As for macro, most of theses lenses are really good because people are very picky shopping in this range: Usually there's no such thing as a bad macro, and again 3rd parties dominate this field with perfect score! http://www.photozone.de/2Equipment/easytxt.htm#F200

... and the three Sigma macros: 50, 105, and 150 all f/2.8 are also just redesigned
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...m_id=11&page=1
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