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    I think it may help if you tell us what you usually shoot or want to shoot. Easier to advise that way. My 50mm f1.8 not very useful for church shoot as I need to stand a little too far than I am comfortable with. But the lens is a good one when I was shooting at a wedding dinner. Really need to know what u wanna shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munkey View Post
    Master Ortega.. as they call you.

    If you were to be shooting at f16 , are the pictures not comparable to a normal P&S camera when used outdoors with optimal sunlight? Isnt the intention of using the nice lenses for the BIG apertures to create the nice creamy bokeh.. Why f16?
    Master Ortega specialize in Macro.
    Anyting wider than f8 will result in too shallow DOF in Macro. Usable range are from f8 to f22.

    Bokeh depends on lens construction (number of aperture blades and their shape etc.) and the aperture size. Many lens perform to their sharpest at 2 stops down the max aperture. Not always at f8 from my experience and read ups. F8 is for general shootings (like landscape) where you want everything in the frame to be in focus (greater DOF).

    Bokeh created by 2 different lens( for example 17-55 2.8 at 50mm f2.8 and 50mm 1.4 prime at f2.8 ) will not be the same. The prime will produce much better pics with greater bokeh, sharpness, colours, contrast etc... This is in general.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dnaxe View Post
    cuz it's sharp?

    but probably not f16.

    f8.

    diffraction is an issue with APS-C at f16.
    Diffraction only an issue if the MP count is high, ie, pixel size is small. 6MP APS-C should not have that much problem with diffraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clement Low View Post
    I think it may help if you tell us what you usually shoot or want to shoot. Easier to advise that way. My 50mm f1.8 not very useful for church shoot as I need to stand a little too far than I am comfortable with. But the lens is a good one when I was shooting at a wedding dinner. Really need to know what u wanna shoot.
    Thanks for the reply.Regarding what i prefer to shoot.I like portraits example taking pictures of people especially children and group shots .

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    Quote Originally Posted by alf626 View Post
    Thanks for the reply.Regarding what i prefer to shoot.I like portraits example taking pictures of people especially children and group shots .
    I am currently having this combination....... I also into taking picutres of children and group shots. I think the combination is okie. 18-200 vr more for walkabout where u might need abit more tele. But my 17-55mm is mostly on my cam body.... as I take more pictures of my babies now.... picture I would say is sharper and colouration much better.

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    i would also like to ask if there's a big diff btw 17 and 18mm?

    why some come in 18-55 and others 17-55?

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    get the 17-55mm, sell the VR.

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    Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX , there is only ONE VERSION.

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    18-55mm is the D40 lens. but it does NOT have the clarity and contrast of Nikkor close-up god: 17-55mm f2.8
    Last edited by ronaldjace; 6th October 2007 at 04:21 PM. Reason: typo error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bent View Post
    i would also like to ask if there's a big diff btw 17 and 18mm?

    why some come in 18-55 and others 17-55?
    18-55 i tink some ppl are refering to the kit lens

    17-55 is another one
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    yes IONSOON, you are absolutely right - hi 5 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldjace View Post
    yes IONSOON, you are absolutely right - hi 5 !
    heh heh
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    So the 18-55 (kit) and 17-55 2.8 Nikons Will produce differing BOKEHS at 50mm (more glass?)for example?
    Besides picture quality which will obviously be much better, what else is there to look out for.. mainly improved picture quality? also if you shoot at Say f/4 for both lenses at the widest.. there wont be much DOF right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munkey View Post
    So the 18-55 (kit) and 17-55 2.8 Nikons Will produce differing BOKEHS at 50mm (more glass?)for example?
    Besides picture quality which will obviously be much better, what else is there to look out for.. mainly improved picture quality? also if you shoot at Say f/4 for both lenses at the widest.. there wont be much DOF right.
    if i am not wrong ( correct me if i am ), the quality of bokeh is dependent on the quality of the aperture blades and dun tink that much in more or less glass
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