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    Default recommendation "KIT-lens" for D300S and any others i can get

    hi all,
    just wondering what would be a recommended "kit-lens" to get for my d300s?

    also which is preferred?
    AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
    AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    finally, i have a wide angle lens (tokina) and a cheap 70-200mm lens (nikon). What 1 other lens would you recommend i get to be well rounded?

    thanks!

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    Default Re: recommendation "KIT-lens" for D300S and any others i can get

    To TS,

    I don't know what's your definition for "Kit-lens". But for me, If i got to choose one lens for D300s, my choice is Nikon AFS-18-200mm VRII.

    For portrait, my preference is AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8G.
    For group portrait or general use, I go for AF-S Nikkkor 35mm f/1.8G.

    You didn't mention what's the range of your wide angle lens. so I assume that yours is the popular 11-16mm.
    If that's case, then I recommend Nikkor 18-55mm, Nikkor 16-85mm, Nikkor 18-105mm.

    Above is my personnal view and hope it helps.

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    Default Re: recommendation "KIT-lens" for D300S and any others i can get

    u can try the AF-S 16-85 f/3.5-5.6G to complement ur setup nicely.

    as for 35mm vs 50mm, it depends on ur needs and preferences. u can try these focal lengths out after u get ur "kit lens" by shooting mostly at either 35mm or 50mm only. from there, ur answer shld be clear as to which lens u prefer more.
    Google is your friend. Make use of it.

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    or the 17-55/2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazeppa26 View Post
    or the 17-55/2.8
    Yeah, I miss out this good lens.

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    Default Re: recommendation "KIT-lens" for D300S and any others i can get

    looks like you don't have a fast telephoto, can consider 80-200mm f/2.8

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    17-55, 50 1.8G and 80-200
    this is my current setup

    it's more than enough to cover all your need unless you want to go ultra wide and macro

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    Quote Originally Posted by motionstills
    looks like you don't have a fast telephoto, can consider 80-200mm f/2.8
    The TS already has a 70-200

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckizz
    hi all,
    just wondering what would be a recommended "kit-lens" to get for my d300s?

    also which is preferred?
    AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
    AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    finally, i have a wide angle lens (tokina) and a cheap 70-200mm lens (nikon). What 1 other lens would you recommend i get to be well rounded?

    thanks!
    I would prefer to have the 35mm and you need not be well rounded. If you are a mainly macro shooter or landscape shooter, you just need to invest in that particular area. Save the money by not getting a lens which you won't use and spend it on something that you would need

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckizz View Post
    hi all,
    just wondering what would be a recommended "kit-lens" to get for my d300s?

    also which is preferred?
    AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
    AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    finally, i have a wide angle lens (tokina) and a cheap 70-200mm lens (nikon). What 1 other lens would you recommend i get to be well rounded?

    thanks!
    Is there a typo on cheap "70-200mm"? or are you referring to 70-300mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    I would prefer to have the 35mm and you need not be well rounded. If you are a mainly macro shooter or landscape shooter, you just need to invest in that particular area. Save the money by not getting a lens which you won't use and spend it on something that you would need
    must be the 70-300G, thats without VR. its around $150 on BnS section i think

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    The tamron 17-50 f2.8 + 35mm f1.8 will compliment Yr setup..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega23 View Post
    The tamron 17-50 f2.8 + 35mm f1.8 will compliment Yr setup..
    I second this. I have the above 2 and so far its perfect for everyday use.

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    The 24mm F2.8 can also be considered if you think the 35mm is still too narrow. Im using a 24mm myself and i find it PERFECT for 90% of the time, and it allows me to play with a big aperture too Prime lenses have their place.

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    Default Re: recommendation "KIT-lens" for D300S and any others i can get

    if budget not an issue, 17-55/2.8 would be good considering u already have wide angle an tele lens..

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    Default Re: recommendation "KIT-lens" for D300S and any others i can get

    depends on your budget and your needs. some will say 18-105 or 28-300...

    for me, i'm using 16-85.

    which other lens do you have already?

    TS, no reply?
    Last edited by wmayeo; 21st August 2011 at 04:49 PM.

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    Default Re: recommendation "KIT-lens" for D300S and any others i can get

    hmmm.... 24-70/2.8?

    And 35 vs 50mm is up to what you intend to shoot. For portraits, 50mm will be better.

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    yea its the cheapo 70-300G lens

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    sorry i did not realise TS = me, its been a long time since i revisited clubsnap when my interests went elsewhere!

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    last question, any recommendations as to where i can buy the lenses for bang for buck?
    also just to confirm, they are not that much cheaper in Japan ya?

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