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    Default Pls recommend Zoom and WA for D70

    hi,

    interested in landscapes,sports,events(dnd etc) and portraits in order of preference. i am not really into birds/flowers/macro yet

    so wld like to seek ur advise for a zoom(prob 70-200mm) and wa(pls advise) lens for D70

    i am under tight budget constraints. so pls dun quote the super duper lenses

    thanks!!!

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    guess you have to define your tight budget.. 70-200 isn't cheap in my context but seems affordable to others.

    But is seems teh 70-200 VR is very popular in here.

    WA would be the 12-24 /f4

    I have neither. Just been hearing a lot of people owning them in here.
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    If you are on tight budget, you should also seriously consider sigma, tamron or tokina lenses. For 12-24, Nikon, Sigma and Tokina all have a model each. Same for long zoom.

    While 70-200 is a very good lens, if you have tight budget, why not start with a 70-300G first. It is much much cheaper. Upgrade later when you have saved enough.

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    how come a 70-200 is more expensive than a 70-300mm?
    i dunno wats the prices for lenses r like, basically getting a D70 soon and will be looking to get a couple of lenses.
    anyway, whats the diff between all the different lenses?

    like VR etc...
    thanks

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    see www.nikon.com.sg to have a look at the list prices, so that u have an idea of the relative prices.

    since u r there, look at the lenses specs and the terms like VR..for nikon

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    It sounds like this is your first SLR. If so, I suggest you don't buy the 70-200 yet because for the price of that one lens alone, you can buy a few other very useful lenses that you can enjoy. Also, the 70-200 is very heavy. You should get something easier to handle so that you can learn/enjoy your photography and get to know how to use the camera.

    The kit lens is a very capable lens. 18-70mm is a very good walk-around lens. Don't invest in a WA lens yet until you are quite sure 18mm is not good enough for you. If you want a longer zoom, the 28-200 (less than $600) is quite good value for money. Slap on a Nikon 6T and you can do macro photography. Then get a 50mm F1.8 (below $200) for low light portrait photography.

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    Zoom lense = ~$320+ (Nikon AF-G 70-300mm) - the ED costs 620. or just get the sigma.. 300+ also and has 2 ED elements.
    Prime lense = ~$170 (Nikon AF-D 50mm f/1.8) <-- good lens.

    i was recommended these. but i dunno if the prices are true. anyone can advice where to get em?

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    last checked yesterday aft at MS-C:

    Nikkor 70-300G w/nikon warranty...S$280
    Sigma 70-300 Apo Macro II...S$330
    Nikon 50 1.8D w/nikon warranty...S$175 (this w/g)

    first 2 quotes possibly b4 GST.

    though i own the Nikkor G, which i felt was a pretty (and surprisingly) good price-performer (this given that the user observe some fundamental tele-zoom techniques), the Sigma would still probably win it, if everything else equal.

    cheers

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    what do u mean by fundamental tele-zom techniques ah?
    paiseh,i still new

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    better to get the sigma or the 70-300ED...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainism
    how come a 70-200 is more expensive than a 70-300mm?
    i dunno wats the prices for lenses r like, basically getting a D70 soon and will be looking to get a couple of lenses.
    anyway, whats the diff between all the different lenses?

    like VR etc...
    thanks
    70-200 is normally those constant F2.8 so it is damn expensive
    $1500+ and 2000+ for the VR version
    while 70-300 is F4-5.6 normally

    for tight budget you can get 70-300G and the Kit Lens ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by latmo
    70-200 is normally those constant F2.8 so it is damn expensive
    $1500+ and 2000+ for the VR version
    while 70-300 is F4-5.6 normally

    for tight budget you can get 70-300G and the Kit Lens ...
    recommended..
    see which is not enough then get...

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    why no one talks about nikkor 80-200mm f2.8? i thought it was also one of the best tele zoom lens by nikon b4 the VR 70-200mm?

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    how much is this nikkor 80-200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainism
    how much is this nikkor 80-200?
    wainism, I'll talk to you tonight on your needs & lenses recommended

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainism
    how much is this nikkor 80-200?
    around 1500+ for the AF version i think
    Last edited by latmo; 31st January 2005 at 11:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    wainism, I'll talk to you tonight on your needs & lenses recommended
    thanks man!
    8 hours more to the dark side

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    AFS17-35,AFS28-70,AFS70-200VR dun think so much....


    OR ... tokina12-24, AFS18-70, Sigma70-300.... the most budget lense i can think of....
    Last edited by kegler; 31st January 2005 at 11:23 AM.

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    Hi Wainism,

    Have a Nikkor 70-300 (G) lens to offer u if interested.

    Cos wanna upgrade to 70-200VR.

    Price : SGD 200 bought April 2004 at Alan Photo
    Condition : Super
    Used only a few times cos' cousin loan me his faster lens.

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    what do u guys think of the

    SIGMA 70-300mm f4-5.6 Macro Super II?

    NIKON NIKKOR 70-300mm f4-5.6G?

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