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Old Feb 7, 2004, 5:35 PM   #1
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The grandson makes his debut next month. What do you think about buying a 24-120 when you own a Nikon24-85 2.8, Nikon 18-35, and a Tamron 28-200? I'm thinking for available light it would be better than the 24-85. Any ideas out there? Dan
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Old Feb 8, 2004, 12:40 PM   #2
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I wouldn't consider that lens from the info you give. It seems more to me, that he needs a classy zoom lens in the area of 100-400mm.
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Old Feb 12, 2004, 7:26 PM   #3
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The 24-120 VR would be a great lens for a newbie. Wonderful lens and the VR would be great for a newbie.
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Old Jun 22, 2004, 12:59 PM   #4
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This can get confusing! I have an F90X with 24/120 old style, and loved it. Now I am "going digital" and buying the F70, but to my horror find that the new 24/120 is actually 36/180 in digital format, due to the 1x5 conversion factor. Unless a lens SPECIFICALLY STATES DX please be careful here! Luckily I have found out in time to correct my order, but am unsure what to do next.
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Cameranserai, a DX denominations doen't mean a 17-55mm lens, for example, will be 17-55mm on a digital body, it will still have the 1.5x factor and become a 25.5-82.5mm lens.

As for the original question, with those lenses in his arsenal already, I would think a nice prime with large aperture, perhaps the 85mm f/1.4 if budget allows.
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Old Jun 22, 2004, 3:55 PM   #6
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DX is the series of lenses are designed for D-SLR, mounting one of these lenses on film SLR will result in terrible distort image, you can see it right trought the VF. The new 17-55mm F/2.8 DX G is an exellent mid range lens for Nikon digital SLR, but will not work with film camera, if you intend to use the lens for both, the 17-35mm F/2.8 AF-S D is an ideal candidate

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Nikon D lensses: lens with aperture ring

Nikon G lenses: lens has no aperture ring

DX lenses: desinged for digital, G lenses only (1.5 x factor still apply)

The new AF-S 24-120mm VR ED Ghas the vibration reduction feature, it will let you shoot at 3 stops slower handheld, very useful feature, however, this feature (VR) will work with new Film SLR bodies and DSLR bodies, it will not work will some older SLR bodies such as the F90/N90 or the F70/N70...


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This can get confusing! I have an F90X with 24/120 old style, and loved it. Now I am "going digital" and buying the F70, but to my horror find that the new 24/120 is actually 36/180 in digital format, due to the 1x5 conversion factor. Unless a lens SPECIFICALLY STATES DX please be careful here! Luckily I have found out in time to correct my order, but am unsure what to do next.

You mean: you ordered the D70, not the F70...:roll:

Even though the new DX lenses are designed to match the new digital sensor/DSLR, the 1.5x factor is still apply (1.3x for older high-end Nikon DSLR):!:

If you buy the new 24-120mm VR G lens, it will work on the D70 (36-180mm), but the VR feature will not work on your work-horse F90/N90 camera.
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 1:43 AM   #8
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Frankly, it just shows how confusing it can be going digital. I now have got it straight in my head thanks to you guys, and have received my D70, 17/55 and 70/200 F2.8 VRIFED. Your advice saved me making a big mistake and also saved me a lot of money too. I cancelled the TC14 since 300mm is enough, with cropping, for my motor racing photography.



Once again, thank you all.
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