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Old Jun 7, 2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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I presently own the Nikon D50 along with the Tokina 12-24mm lens, Nikon 18-200mm lens and Nikon 80-400mm lens.

In April/2006, I took some pics at Disney (Orlando) with lots of inddor low-light ISO 1600 pics. All my pics turned out great even the ISO 1600 pics. Since the Nikon D50 handles noise very well, would there be any benefit to upgrading to faster/brighter lenses?
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Old Jun 8, 2006, 6:44 AM   #2
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If your satisfied with your results, then I wouldn't worry about. The 50mm f 1.8 is cheap enough that everyone should own it, but I find I don't use it all that often, as I have the SB800 and SB600 flash and they doa great job of evenly lighting low light subjects. It is always nice to have f 1.8 available if you need it, but most of the fast zooms or primes are very expensive, and I don't know that they are worth the price for the casual shooter.
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Old Jul 2, 2006, 9:26 AM   #3
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I am currently looking at the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 and at the Tamron 28-105mm f/2.8. I am willing to sell my Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 to get one of those two. It's a hard choice: wide or tele? Anyone here using one of those two lense? Any indo, pics etc. greatly appreciated. Cheers!
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Old Jul 4, 2006, 10:21 AM   #4
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Guys and gals, these days I've found myself looking for a 2.8 wide angle zoom lens for my D50, as my current Sigma 18-200mm seems a bit too dark for my photographic needs. That being said I have made a list with lenses and their afferent prices. If anyone of you has one of those lenses, I'd greatly appreciate you info and comments and, ofcourse, other suggestions, if you have any. Here's the list:
1.Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR DiII LD Asph IF: 400+$
2.Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC Macro: max.400$
3.Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 EX DC: 400+$
4.Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX DG MACRO: around 400$
5.Sigma 24-135mm f2.8-4.5 Asph IF: max.200$
6.Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD Asph IF: max.300$
7.Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 EX DG: max.300$

My current two favourites are the first two. The list has not included the Nikkors for they are so very expensive.
Thanks for reading this far and please jump in with any thoughts you may have on the matter.
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 6:09 PM   #5
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Allthough this has been around, only a few days ago I came across the news that Tokina is planning a 16-50mm F2.8 lens in the autumn. Hmm, well, that changes everything then. I will have to wait and see how it performs against the Tamron and what its pricing will be but, I can tell you this right now, it's very tempting along with that 50-135mm F2.8 Tokina also has coming along.
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