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effector Dec 12, 2002 6:27 AM

Lens choice for s2pro
 
- Nikkor AF 28-105/3.5-4.5 D 479,80
- Nikkor AF-S 24-85/3.5-4.5 ED (IF) G 499,80
- Tamron AF 24-135/3.5-5.6 N/AF-D 549,80

out of budget, but we talk about them:
- Nikkor AF 24-120/3,5-5,6 D 730
- Nikkor 28-200/3,5-5,6 AF D 730
- Nikkor AF 24-85/2,8-4 D 760


Price isn't a problem I want a good versatile glass...but i also like to save my money ;)

I'm not an expert...you can see this ;)

I will use this glass as my first on s2pro, for portrait, architecture (just a little for now) and for enjoy myself with this digicam.

For now I must use only this glass, so I think that a 28-70 has a focal excursion too limited in many situation.
The glass for my work (architecture) will be a very good wide angle. I'm thinking about nikon 17-35, but now we are waiting new nikon 12-24...good.


thanks to all

ciao

Luca

marokero Feb 1, 2003 9:38 PM

You can check what some people are saying about a lens you plan on getting here:
http://www.photographyreview.com/reviewscrx.aspx

I have chosen the 28-70 AF-S for weddings and portraits, as it gives the kind of coverage I require for those events. It's a pricey lens, but how much of a price can you put on quality? :) A cheaper alternative would be the 35-70 f2.8D, but the 28-105 you mentioned is a good choise too. I don't own either lenses, but have heard good things about it from a few friends. Go to a store and see if you can try them on your S2, shoot a few samples and when you go home examine the results :)

JoeSlotz Feb 3, 2003 11:32 AM

AF 28-105 f3.5-4.5D IF
 
The 28-105 is an excellent all around lens. It is very sharp and bright. It is considered a "must have" by many Nikonians because of its build, versatility, and cost. It sells for about $325 USD (US warranty) at B&H.

Did I mention it is also a 1:2 Macro?

amazingthailand Apr 1, 2003 8:05 AM

I have the Nikon 24-120 and I like it very much. But on my S2, I find with the 1.5x multiplier it is now just not wide enough. So now I have a Sigma 15-30. If you want a good wide angle zoom and at a reasonable price, give this lens a look.

I now use it as my standard lens and have shot thousands of pictures with it. Love it.
Declan

[email protected] Apr 16, 2003 11:54 AM

Nikon just release the new version of the 24-120mm with the buit-in VR (vibration reduction) feature and the AF-S. Price range should be in the 500-600 dollars. This is the G versin, so it will not have the traditional aperture ring and may not comparable to several exsiting Nikon manual focus SLRs.


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