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    Hi, I have a nikon D90, a 18-105mm kit lens, and a 50mm F1.8D lens.

    As I will be travelling this july, Im looking for a good all round lens that is wide enough to take quality landscape shots, and also have good bokeh for portraits. With my current 18-105mm, i find it too heavy to lug around, and the 50mm just issint wide enough.

    Is the 35mm F1.8 DX sufficient to fill that role? or is the 18-105mm already wide enough making the 35mm lens a useless buy? Can somebody suggest a lens for me? preferbly lighter than the 18-105mm please. thank you!

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    Default Re: Help with Nikon Lens!!

    18-105mm kit lens is already very compact and light consider the coverage it provide.

    so you are looking for A lens much lighter than the 18-105mm kit lens have wider coverage yet long enough with wide aperture.... short answer is no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tauge31 View Post
    Hi, I have a nikon D90, a 18-105mm kit lens, and a 50mm F1.8D lens.

    As I will be travelling this july, Im looking for a good all round lens that is wide enough to take quality landscape shots, and also have good bokeh for portraits. With my current 18-105mm, i find it too heavy to lug around, and the 50mm just issint wide enough.

    Is the 35mm F1.8 DX sufficient to fill that role? or is the 18-105mm already wide enough making the 35mm lens a useless buy? Can somebody suggest a lens for me? preferbly lighter than the 18-105mm please. thank you!
    I already envy your 18-105 lens already -.- It have a decent range at a not so heavy weight. If this current setup is too heavy, you many want to consider a P&S instead.
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    35mm on DX still isn't quite wide enough, and there are no DX wide primes other than the 10.5mm fisheye. The 18-105 is already very light, if you want lighter, I suppose you could get a 18-55 but that isn't very much lighter anyway, and covers less range.

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    i think TS may also consider the 17-50 2.8 range. 17mm which is wide enough for landscape, constant f/2.8 which is good under low light, and last but not least, its affordable.

    There are some people who just use a 35mm on a FF when travelling. That is where they have already know what they are going to shoot when reaching the place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odyssey-Boy View Post
    i think TS may also consider the 17-50 2.8 range. 17mm which is wide enough for landscape, constant f/2.8 which is good under low light, and last but not least, its affordable.

    There are some people who just use a 35mm on a FF when travelling. That is where they have already know what they are going to shoot when reaching the place.
    TS already say 18-105 too heavy, 17-50 f2.8 is even heavier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odyssey-Boy View Post
    i think TS may also consider the 17-50 2.8 range. 17mm which is wide enough for landscape, constant f/2.8 which is good under low light, and last but not least, its affordable.

    There are some people who just use a 35mm on a FF when travelling. That is where they have already know what they are going to shoot when reaching the place.
    but the 17-50 is heavier than the 18-105...

    Actually, most lenses are heavier than the 18-105.

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    I think 18-105 is quite a good travel lens and is quite light already. 35mm 1.8 is lighter and wide enough for landscape for me, but bokeh is not that good. Maybe can consider sigma 30?

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    18-105mm heavy?!

    Mount 18-55mm loh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillicutter View Post
    18-105mm heavy?!

    Mount 18-55mm loh...
    Sorry sorry. I didn't know your are a lady at first. Please pardon me.

    Maybe a 18-55mm can justity your problem but I would not advise you to buy one.... Can try to loan one from your friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillicutter View Post
    Sorry sorry. I didn't know your are a lady at first. Please pardon me.

    Maybe a 18-55mm can justity your problem but I would not advise you to buy one.... Can try to loan one from your friends.
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    Like what Daredevil said, 18-105 is already has a very comprehensive focal length coverage.
    If you find it heavy and large and want smaller primes and lenses, I'm afraid you have the wrong camera system.

    Else try the 18-55mm kit lens
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    Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 is wide enough + your 50mm 1.8 should be fine for travel need.

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    Maybe the problem is not with the lens.. probably the camera is too heavy for you. :P

    18-105mm is quite light. Yea, if you want to get the 35mm you can give it a try.

    Not much weight difference but it's not as bulky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeChucky View Post
    Maybe the problem is not with the lens.. probably the camera is too heavy for you. :P

    18-105mm is quite light. Yea, if you want to get the 35mm you can give it a try.

    Not much weight difference but it's not as bulky.
    I wouldn't recommend getting a lighter body as weight balance then becomes the problem.

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    18-105 should be able to meet most your needs for travel use.
    From landscape to portrait, it is good enough.

    I'm using 16-85 for travel and 35/1.8 for low light/night walkabout.

    If you want to lug a more expensive lens, it will be heavier then becos of more elements in the lens. That's a trade-off.

    The 50/1.8 is good for outdoor/environmental portraits.

    I don't really see a problem to prepare for such a trip using the lenses mentioned.

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    Wanna trade ur D90(703g) with my D3100(505g) + top up ?
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