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    Hi, can anyone advise what will be a sharp mid-zoom len(any brand also can!) to buy?
    (for nikon mount)

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by yymun
    Hi, can anyone advise what will be a sharp mid-zoom len(any brand also can!) to buy?
    (for nikon mount)

    cheers
    Nikon 28-70 f2.8
    Last edited by idor; 14th August 2005 at 03:57 AM.

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    Default Re: wanted to buy a mid zoom len

    thanks! how about any 3rd party brand? which is sharp!

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    Default Re: wanted to buy a mid zoom len

    tamron 28-75 F2.8 DI.

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    Default Re: wanted to buy a mid zoom len

    Bro if you are not shooting low light, a 28-105 will do just fine. It's Nikon 28-105 f3.5-4.5 price about $600 plus. This lens is quite sharp.

    Third party lenses are cheaper but they are never sharp at wide open due to the construction of the aperture blades.

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    what about the tokina atx-pro 2?

    it would prob set u back say 350 bucks for a used piece

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    Default Re: wanted to buy a mid zoom len

    Quote Originally Posted by yymun
    Hi, can anyone advise what will be a sharp mid-zoom len(any brand also can!) to buy?
    (for nikon mount)

    cheers
    Why don't you try mine out first? Then you will know which lens to buy after that.

    I have a 28-105

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    Default Re: wanted to buy a mid zoom len

    Had used a sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX for a while. Non DG version.

    The pic is sharp from f/4 onwards. Sold it for a rather low price and missing it..

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    Default Re: wanted to buy a mid zoom len

    thank you for your comments! when i mean sharp is that when i blow up the pic at 1:1 ratio and can see the fine details in the face! not some len that produce soft image! i am quite disappointed with my nikon 18-35mm! which is soft when i open at f5.6 and F8 (indoor shoot with SB-800).

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