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Old Mar 10, 2007, 9:55 AM   #1
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Hi,

i'm from northof sweden,

im going to buy d80 body. My intention is to buy tamron 90mm macro and nikon 12-200mm vr or 70-300mm vr

plz suggest me which combination is better ?

tamron is for macro photography and nikon 18-200 or 70-300 vr is for landscape and nature.

waiting for ur suggestions

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Old Mar 10, 2007, 1:38 PM   #2
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The 18-200 is more versatile, while the 70-300VR gives you a little more reach, but not much on the wide end. Personally, I'd go with the 18-200VR if you can find them in Sweden.

If you get the 70-300VR, you'll have to get another lens, like an 18-70mm or an 18-55, or the 18-135 that comes with the D80 kit (here in the US).

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Old Mar 10, 2007, 3:10 PM   #3
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hi Rey,

thnks for ur suggestions. I been reading a lot of experts opinion about 18-200 vr n 70-300 vr nikon lenses. U r right 18-200 vr nikon is more verstile. wht the combination with tamron 90mm macro lense wht u suggest ??? 18-200 mm vr is ok or 70-300 mm vr?

18-200 vr has distortion problem n qulity on high end is not sharp.

these lenses 'll be ok with d80 ???

i was interested in d200 but i m waiting -for d 300 which might be on scene at the end of 2007.


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Old Mar 10, 2007, 11:55 PM   #4
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For your indicted interests, landscape & nature, you might want to look at a versatile wide angle like the Nikon or Tokina 12 - 24 f4 (= 18 - 36/ 35mm film).

I have the Tokina & use it as a "walk-around" lens. Nice glass.

If you get the Tamron macro (90 mm = 135 film) you could add to your kit later, as the need arises.

When I shot film, I found a 24mm & a 90mm macro was fine for about 85% of what i was interested in shooting.


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Old Mar 11, 2007, 7:39 AM   #5
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Thanks for ur suggestions. Do u have any experience or acn u send me some links where i can read about macro lenses. i'm intestered in macro photography too. tamron 90mm or tamron 180mm macro...which is sharper or gives better result?

tamron 180mm macro is tripod depended , bigger n havier than 90mm macro n also doulbe the price but wht about results? imagge quality , sharpness etc.

much difference or lil difference compare to 90mm macro?





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I suggest you look at pbase.com for sample pictures of various lenses. It'll give you an idea of what others have done with the lenses you are interested in.

Go here, and search by brand and model:
http://www.pbase.com/cameras/


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