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Old Feb 16, 2007, 11:11 PM   #11
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djkostya wrote:
Hello guys.

And what do you think about this.
SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]

I also bought D200 and at the moment I have to choose something between 20 and 35mm lens.
I already have nikkor 1.4/85mm, but it's OK only for portray.

I recently had the opportunity to try a Nikon 85mm 1.4 - NICE glass! Congratulations.

As above, I'd really suggest looking into a 12 - 24. A 20mm prime = a 30mm film perspective, not "really" wide angle. The 12 - 24's effective 18mm - 36mm is quite a useful wide to wide-normal range.

I got the 12 - 24 Tokina, but I've heard good things (no personal experience) about the 12 - 24 Nikon. Along with your 85mm beauty, you'd have a nice kit started, & depending on your shooting, it may do it all for you.

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Old Feb 17, 2007, 3:27 PM   #12
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Thanks for the reply.
That lens 12-24 is very nice. But the price for me at the moment is a bit high.
Exept this one, is 18-70 DX worth buying or should I look at smth else (up to 500-600$)?

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Old Feb 17, 2007, 5:33 PM   #13
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The Sigma 17-70mm lens is often chosen by many D-80 and D-200 users as a alternative "walk around" lens because it is so sharp. The Nikkor 18-200mmVR and 70-300mmVR lenses have also received wonderful reviews.

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Old Feb 19, 2007, 9:17 AM   #14
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I have the Nikon 12/24 and this is perfect for what you describe. I have however seen results of the Tokina 12/24 and frankly, although the build quality isn't the same, reckon the results it produces are fantastic and that this lens is the bargain of the century. I wouldn't go any highere than the 12/24 since remember that with the crop factor it is in reality 18/36 and the field of view is too narrow with even the 17/55 (which I also have). No doubt for me - the nikon 12/24 if you have the money or the Tokina if the budget is tight.
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 8:54 AM   #15
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The Nikon 18/200"VR" for me. I use it for 99% of everything I shoot.

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