Help On Lens Selection


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May 29, 2008
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Hi Guys

Would be getting my first DSLR [Nikon D90] over the weekends ;)
the problem is

I can't decided over the lens bundle.

the choices:
18-105mm VR , 18-55mm , 55-200mm

currently what i was thinking is that
either the
18-105mm VR by itself or the 18-55mm + 55-200mm pairing :confused:

wonder whats u guys think is the better choice?

I would be mostly doing photojournalism stuff..
with the need of both wide and zoom lens :sweat:
 

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Maybe u want to get the D90 body without the kit lens and get the 18-200mm lens separately to go along with it. I bought mine 2mths ago without regret.
Happy shooting!
 

lBlOlSlSl

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Since its your first DSLR, my humble suggestion is get the kit first. The kit lens is good for most shootings and you can always let go later still at a good price.

18-55mm is one of the good lens out there sharper than kit and 18-200mm. Try out first no hurry rite? ^.^
 

sORe-EyEz

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Maybe u want to get the D90 body without the kit lens and get the 18-200mm lens separately to go along with it. I bought mine 2mths ago without regret.
Happy shooting!
same thoughts here. i just luv the fuss free option. :cool:
 

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Actually i was tinking those lens with long range e.g. the 18-105mm & 18-200mm lens, what are the pros and cons of such lens really? cos i have no idea, other than the 'fuss-free' and sharpness factor u guys already meationed ?
 

sORe-EyEz

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with 1 lense,

pros:
. no lense change = less dirty image sensor
. faster respond time
. economise on size & weight

cons:
. picture quality may not match seperate lenses (colour, sharpness, distortion, chromatic aberration may suffer)

how wide angle would u like? sometimes the focal length may be a factor in choosing ur gears.

for me, i have a 12-24mm + 28-135mm for my Canon with a 1.6X crop.
 

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Reportage

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If serious photojournalism then 18-105mm as you dont want to be caught off guard when a picture opportunity arises. Only if you are experienced and know by instinct what lens you want then you go for a variable lens system.
 

jiewei

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i got a 18-105mm and my friend got a 18-55mm and the image he have is sharper then mine .. but the problem he always complain is "he can't zoom far like mi " :D
 

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i got a 18-105mm and my friend got a 18-55mm and the image he have is sharper then mine .. but the problem he always complain is "he can't zoom far like mi " :D
Image sharpness is affected by many factors. The longer your focal length the more you are susceptible to shake by your hands. That's why a lot of longer lenses come with IS now. It's easier to get sharp pictures hand held with shorter focal length. If you really want to compare then use a tripod, remote shutter (or timer) and equal aperture / focal length settings and also equal camera settings (JPEG parameters).
 

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