stl,Originally posted by Kho King
Buy one lens first, the 50mm I would recommend. Or get a 60micro AFD. I prefer the later.
My mistake...I think! Okay, perhaps I got muddled up with the description of terms but what I was referring to was the flat field capabilities of this lens (no distortion or softer focus on the image around the corners) via the Nikon CRC system. This is also widely known as the "Floating Element" designs by Nikon because of the lens elements inside the lens which corrects for the focusing... resulting in a flat focus plane at the plane of interest. However, with this CRC system, it most definitely increases the image sharpness BECAUSE it corrects for the focus at close range (specific to the 60mm)... this is very evident when you comapre shots taken between say the 50mm and the 60mm (point of comparison is not at the centre of the image but around the edges of the frame).Originally posted by Jed
Oh good grief here we go again.
The 60mm micro is a very sharp lens with the CRC lens which has virtually no lens distortion because of it's flat lens element.
Great advice too. What pray tell is a flat lens element? A clear filter maybe? Or maybe you mean flat field, which has nothing to do with flat lens elements. But then again the 60mm is not a great flat field lens either, so it can't be that. So what exactly do you mean? It'd be the find of the century if a clear filter results in virtually no lens distortion.
And CRC is not a lens, it's a system. CRC enables a lens to focus well close as well as at infinity. It is found on the Micro Nikkors for obvious reasons, as well as selected wide angles. The CRC does not by itself cause a lens to be "very sharp", that's via lens design and optics, the CRC just, as its name suggests, corrects focus at close range.
Actually you might want to read stl's post, he didn't mention the Micro Nikkor 60mm as an option, that digression was brought up Khoking in his usual manner, that is by going off topic at a tangent. Khoking has a long history of doing this on various forums.Originally posted by SzennyBoy
At the end of the day, we were only pointing out options based on what is available and what the price budget is being suggested (via stl's initial lens options). With regards to you shooting down Kho King's suggestions just because he's previously suggested a particular lens... he may have had other reasons for those reccomendations specific to that thread!
Hmmm... okay... I was thinking along the lines of the combine price for stl's two lenses compare to the 60mm micro alone! But I'll agree that it is going off topic in a way! :embrass:Originally posted by Ian
Actually you might want to read stl's post, he didn't mention the Micro Nikkor 60mm as an option, that digression was brought up Khoking in his usual manner, that is by going off topic at a tangent. Khoking has a long history of doing this on various forums.
I think when come to buying lens the usual question will come out: "What u intend to shoot?" Cos between 50mm and 24-50mm, u lost quite a big range of wide end. Meaning you might be required to be standing very far away to: take a big group pictures of outing, a whole house, wide landscape pictures ... So do consider carefully!Originally posted by stl
Anyone know the price of the F80D body and the following lens?
What do you think if i purchase together these 2 lens?
- Zoom AF 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5D OR Standard AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
- Zoom AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G
What are the pro and cons?
Do u mean to say i lost the range of 50mm and above? Suppose have to take a house, and taking with a 50mm or 70-210mm lens. Which one have to stand nearer? If using 50mm, will have to stand far rite?Originally posted by Trevor_Tan
Cos between 50mm and 24-50mm, u lost quite a big range of wide end. Meaning you might be required to be standing very far away to: take a big group pictures of outing, a whole house,
wide landscape pictures ... So do consider carefully!
Sorry for not making myself clear.Originally posted by stl
Do u mean to say i lost the range of 50mm and above? Suppose have to take a house, and taking with a 50mm or 70-210mm lens. Which one have to stand nearer? If using 50mm, will have to stand far rite?
Oh...so you mean every recommendation we made we must GUARANTEE that the buyer MUST like, else we have to take responsible for the lost?Originally posted by Kit
You are not making recommendations based on what he wants or needs. You're just making baseless assumptions on your part and that doesn't constitute to good advice. What if he followed your advice and got the lens and he like it? You going to buy over from him and re-sell it for a profit?
Yeah...I suppose you are the smartest...giving so "good advice" by saying nothing to the original poster. Great and smart...Originally posted by Kit
Seriously, there isn't a need for much intellectual activity when answering your posts. Its all common sense.
What so different a 50mm and a 60mm lens? Well, they made 2 of them didn't they, for starters.
Respect others and yourself by giving advice that other people need and not moving off the line to create confusion. Maybe in your case, you should stop giving advice altogether.
Yup, you're right. Don't need to actually. And I don't intend to let a know-it-all wannabe talk me into getting one.Originally posted by Kho King
I suppose you have never use the 60micro before...
Ok, my apologize to the original poster for suggesting a new option (60 micro). I will stop my post on this thread from here.Originally posted by Ninja
I think one need to held responsible for recommendations made to newbies. If you had read recent postings by Stl, he had been asking a lot of sincere questions as he wish to buy his first SLR and lenses. He may not be rich, thus it is better not to confuse newbies like stl, 007 , chaotic and yeppie99 (who just bought a Canon) in their decisions.