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Hey ppl, i was thinking of getting 2nd hand d70 body and pairing it with a tamron 28-200mm lens , jus wondering if my thoughts is on the right track? Can anyone advise me? I only have a budget of $500 :cry:
 

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Hey ppl, i was thinking of getting 2nd hand d70 body and pairing it with a tamron 28-200mm lens , jus wondering if my thoughts is on the right track? Can anyone advise me? I only have a budget of $500 :cry:


Not sure how much is the 28-200mm

it largely depends on what you usually shoot.
for me, it is not wide enough
 

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one thing to note: good lense is never cheap, good lense is not requirement for good photo but you can get better photo with less frustration with good lense.
 

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anything.. haha. im nt really into night photography and sports. other than that, i all like it ;)
 

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i owned the tamron 28-200 before. it's a nice lens honestly, but it doesnt cover the wide angle prospect. no problem if you dont mind moving back a few steps, but for me, it was rather frustrating.

if you have a limited budget, get the d70 and pair it with an 18-55 lens. the cost of 2nd hand d70 is roughly $400 and 18-55 NON VR is $70-$100
 

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Hmmm from what i see so far from nikon B/S section, d70 body is around $400. So i personally think that your budget of $500 abit not enough.
The tamrom 28-200 will definitely be a good start for street+candid/nature+sceneries shots but i think it is quite expensive, i would suggest that you can get a nikkor 18-55 first cause it is cheaper. :)
 

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Wow! I started off with exactly that. A Nikon D70 and a Tamron 28-200mm f/3.5-f/5.6. It's the 72mm one... Haha.

It's a versatile combination, although it's shortcomings may grow obvious with time. Yet, I cannot deny that it is a value-for-money combination.

Other lenses you may consider will be:
1. Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
2. Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
3. Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G
4. Nikon AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
5. Nikon AF 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G
6. Nikon AF 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G
 

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Wow! I started off with exactly that. A Nikon D70 and a Tamron 28-200mm f/3.5-f/5.6. It's the 72mm one... Haha.

It's a versatile combination, although it's shortcomings may grow obvious with time. Yet, I cannot deny that it is a value-for-money combination.

Other lenses you may consider will be:
1. Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
2. Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
3. Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G
4. Nikon AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
5. Nikon AF 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G
6. Nikon AF 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G

hey! since u are using tamron 28-200mm, mind posting some of ur photos here? :D

So in the end did u still stick with tamron 28-200mm? wad other lenses did u buy :)
 

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hey! since u are using tamron 28-200mm, mind posting some of ur photos here? :D

So in the end did u still stick with tamron 28-200mm? wad other lenses did u buy :)
just one photo... i used it for NDP practice back when i volunteered to stay on as photographer (bah!)



photo taken with nikon d70... f8 if i remembered rightly.. Iso 200 @ 150 or 200mm

it's a great lens :) i would have kept mine but sold it as i needed the $$
 

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NeTHaCk

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hey, thanks for sharing.. hmm, i think i should get one too :cool:
yep! get it .. a d70 is a great camera. although i would recommend a d50 as it's newer and better noise , but the d70 has greater functions than the d50.

for instance, the commander mode on the d70 :heart:

pair it up with the sb-600 and walah! you have a TTL combo :lovegrin: (this function of Commander mode is missing in the d50, hence i love the d70)

once you use the 28-200, you just might need wide angle lens, but stepping a few metres back wont kill you too :p
 

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my lens line up (before my d90)
Nikon 18-55mm non vr
Tokina ATX Pro 28-70 f2.8
50mm f1.8(sold)
Tamron 28-200(sold) AF working
Tamron 28-200(sold) AF spoilt ...
Tokina 100-300mm(sold)

i had 2 28-200mm Tamrons. Yes 2 lenses. 1 was working well while the other the AF spoilt, hence manual focusing. depends on what you shoot , i use my 18-55 more often as i prefer wider angled shots...
prefered lens:
18-55mm
tokina 28-70
tamron 28-200
50mm f1.8
100-300mm

My suggestion to you is, get the most basic and shoot more. when you encounter limitations or you have used up the lens to its fullest potential THEN move on to other lenses. my very first nikon lens isnt mentioned here. it was the 35-70mm lens . i used it on my first DSLR , the Fuji S1Pro. then i realised i had not much wide angle and sold it, got my 18-55 and its my primary lens, my most often used lens. the good point about the 28-200 is the reach. also, i love it because its "long" ... making it look pro :p ahahahaha
 

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Pls watch the budget,

Did you factor in dry cabinet?
Spare battery?
Memory card?
Cleaning kit?

READ MORE and you'll find out there's more than just a camera and a lens.
 

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Yah, i have a dry box. And buying a cf card on monday. All this will be excluded from the $500 :)
thanks for concern.
 

zac08

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Yah, i have a dry box. And buying a cf card on monday. All this will be excluded from the $500 :)
thanks for concern.
Cheers... if you have more budget, look for a 18-70, this is the best kit lens which can be paired with the D70.

next up, look for the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 or 28-75 f2.8. Both are about $400-500 second hand and would be a good tool to work with.
 

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