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Old Oct 14, 2007, 9:17 AM   #1
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I have Nikkor 28~80mm F3.3~5.6 lens and I was wondering, how are 18~55mm lenses?

assuming it would get closer to the subject than I can but with less zoom(which I plan on substituting with Tamaron 70~300...whats ur input on this lens as well?)


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Old Oct 14, 2007, 9:48 AM   #2
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The 18-55 is a better performer. It focuses faster and of course goes alot wider, and in my opinion is optically better. I've used the 28-80 and was not happy with the high amounts of purple fringing.

I've also used the Tamron lens you mention, and for the same amount of money you could get the Nikon version, which is a slightly better performer.




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Old Oct 14, 2007, 10:04 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

I'm after something with awide aperture and quite likely to opt for the 17-55 f/2.8 rather than the 28-70 f/2.8. Main reasons being the latter is £200 more and less wide low down. If your budget allows go for the 17-55 f/2.8.

Oh, and it's f/2.8 THROUGHOUT the entire focal range!

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Old Oct 14, 2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.

I'm after something with awide aperture and quite likely to opt for the 17-55 f/2.8 rather than the 28-70 f/2.8. Main reasons being the latter is £200 more and less wide low down. If your budget allows go for the 17-55 f/2.8.

Oh, and it's f/2.8 THROUGHOUT the entire focal range!
Those are both great lenses but cost 5 to 10x more than the lenses the OP is asking about. Assuming the poster is looking at consumer end glass like the 28-80, 18-55, and 70-300, both the lenses mentioned above (the 17-55 and 28-70 f 2.8) are well out of the budget and not likely options.
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Old Oct 14, 2007, 9:54 PM   #5
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yea I am not a pro so don't need anything spectacular. I was just thinking to swap with the 18~55mm kit lens so i can get a wider view... if anyone wants to swap lol
is it worth it?

on off topic, what fisheye/macro lens should I get? I need something that will get the job done, until I get good then aka, cheap

thanks for all the inputs. great forum!
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Old Oct 15, 2007, 6:51 AM   #6
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I would recommend the 18-70 as a kit lens. It is a very good lens with good optics, fast focusing, very little fringing and has good range for a walk around.
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