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Old Sep 1, 2005, 8:47 PM   #1
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I am a professional photographer, who has a Nikon system; I have a Nikon D70 and use all my manual lenses; I need to get one auto focus lens for sports, demonstrations or other action oriented photo job;

i don't want to spend 1,500 for a 2.8 18/55; how good is the lens; what are the negatives? so to speak;


my web site is http://www.bramfoto.com ;

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Old Sep 5, 2005, 10:52 PM   #2
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Its a great lens - probably acceptable for the D200 (don't get me started). The downside for me is that it's f4.5 at 70mm which is why I carry the 17-55. I actually have both lenses and I use the 18-70 in places where I don't have the guts to carry the 17-55 - like on the beach with all that blowing sand, etc. I also use the 18-70 if I'm going to be somewhere where I might "lose" my camera - I'm self insured.

It's a great piece of glass.
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Old Sep 6, 2005, 12:15 PM   #3
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thanks so much for your opinion;

yes, the 17/55 sounds like a great lens, but at almost $1,500 i would be replacing my other manual lenses that i already have;

and i saw new 18/70 ones for around $250 on ebay;


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