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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameisjizeng View Post
    oh yeah, also wondering:

    if my kit lens is 18-55mm, does it mean that it can go wider than a 24mm wideangle lens? if so then why are wideangle lenses more expensive than a normal kit lens if the quality of the glass is the same?


    thanks alot in advance!


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    Yr kit lens is 18-55mm so it can go wider than a 24mm, lenses prices are determined by many factors, not just by focal lengths. Some factors that determine lens price:
    - aperture size
    - build quality
    - coating
    - etc

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    Default Re: help with lenses

    For low light shooting, People & Landscape..

    You should get either the Nikon 17-35 f2.8 or Nikon 17-55 f2.8

    To reach range of 200mm, get either the 80-200 or 70-200.

    You don't have to conside others once you have the top 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman View Post
    Ever wonder why 17-35mm is ex than the 17-55mm.

    Go for 24mm if you shoot more on andscape/architecture.

    YMMV
    Image circle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Image circle!
    hehehe... you are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman View Post
    hehehe... you are good.
    oh ya...I also looking for the thread that compare these two lens...cannot find sia...

    can help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    The 18-200 is a good travel piece. BUT it's not a all wonderful lens. Watch the distortion on the wide side.

    And if you're pushing for quality. Dun ever go for a super-zoom
    True

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1 View Post
    oh ya...I also looking for the thread that compare these two lens...cannot find sia...

    can help...
    I think so sometime early there was a related thread.

    But you can always go to the shop and test it up.

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    Hey bro! So fast itching to change lens already ah?

    If you shoot people/portraits, definitely recommend to get the 50mm f1.8.

    18-200VR can replace both the current lens if you don't need to shoot out to 300mm. Main issue will be the price and availability.

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    Cheap and good... and actually bad CA can be corrected (to a certian extent) in PS anyway right?

    Same goes for minor barrel/pin cushion distortion...

    Unless you're a purist that hates post-processing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singer high View Post
    Hey bro! So fast itching to change lens already ah?

    If you shoot people/portraits, definitely recommend to get the 50mm f1.8.

    18-200VR can replace both the current lens if you don't need to shoot out to 300mm. Main issue will be the price and availability.
    hey hey
    haha.. was just looking at others lah. not sure whether i'll go get one.. hmm..
    D50 working fine!


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    with 18-200 VR, u will find all ur other lenses under usage ... as i guess u don't like to switch lenses on site.

    if u have 2 bodys: one equipped 17-55, the other equipped 70-200VR, of coz, it is perfect ... but cost about 10k liao ... (day dreaming: win ToTo, go to buy 17-55, 70-200 ......)

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1 View Post
    oh ya...I also looking for the thread that compare these two lens...cannot find sia...

    can help...
    No need to compare. Both are good. Why the 17-55 is cheaper and longer is because it's only for DX. The 17-35 can be used for film.

    If really want to compare, then should compare the 17-55/2.8 on DX vs the 28-70/2.8 on film bcause they are made for the same purpose.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 11th December 2006 at 03:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne_sui View Post
    with 18-200 VR, u will find all ur other lenses under usage ... as i guess u don't like to switch lenses on site.

    if u have 2 bodys: one equipped 17-55, the other equipped 70-200VR, of coz, it is perfect ... but cost about 10k liao ... (day dreaming: win ToTo, go to buy 17-55, 70-200 ......)
    If the bodies are D2Xs then about 20k liao!! Anyway, if it's for travelling, I don't think you'll want to bring those also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    If the bodies are D2Xs then about 20k liao!! Anyway, if it's for travelling, I don't think you'll want to bring those also.
    D2X ... 2 bodies already more than 10k liao...

    last time i wanted to buy a 12-24 to accompany my 18-200VR. Now i think even if i buy 12-24, i will be under usage and become an exhibit in my dry box ... what is for?
    Last edited by wayne_sui; 11th December 2006 at 03:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne_sui View Post
    D2X ... 2 bodies already more than 10k liao...

    last time i wanted to buy a 12-24 to accompany my 18-200VR. Now i think even if i buy 12-24, i will be under usage and become an exhibit in my dry box ... what is for?
    Get the Fisheye 10.5 and use Capture NX to 'defish' if you need super wide. Otherwise get a 3rd party 10-20. The 18-200VR is my most used lens. It's the lens that has out numbered the shots of all the other lenses I use.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 11th December 2006 at 04:49 PM.

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    get any lens that coverage angle of 120 degree is all you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Get the Fisheye 10.5 and use Capture NX to 'defish' if you need super wide. Otherwise get a 3rd party 10-20. The 18-200VR is my most used lens. It's the lens that has out numbered the shots of all the other lenses I use.
    fisheye lenses are very expensive, rite? but i think it is a fun to shoot with fisheye lense.

    last time searched some review about sigma 10-20, it shows the distortion at wide angle is very obvious. ppl adjust in PP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Image circle!
    Are you talking about image circle? Are there any 35 mm lenses that have inadequate image circle?

    Or are you really talking about vignetting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by student View Post
    Are you talking about image circle? Are there any 35 mm lenses that have inadequate image circle?

    Or are you really talking about vignetting?
    Image circle. The lenses being compared was the 17-35/2.8 and the 17-55/2.8DX. The latter has a reduced image circle for DX crop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne_sui View Post
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    last time searched some review about sigma 10-20, it shows the distortion at wide angle is very obvious. ppl adjust in PP?
    try it and you can take adv of it short come. I have seen some one make very good use of that lens but he is a canon user.

    After all it is not that bad compare with 10.5mm(after the defish).

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