Long lens for slr


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i have a nikon fm2 and a 50 mm f1.4 currently. i am thinking of geting a long lens which can work with both my slr and dslr. i want to get one that is relatively sharp and good price. any suggestions?
 

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What is your Dslr model??
 

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i have a nikon fm2 and a 50 mm f1.4 currently. i am thinking of geting a long lens which can work with both my slr and dslr. i want to get one that is relatively sharp and good price. any suggestions?
Nikon 180mm f/2.8 AF-D, 135mm f/2 DC AF-D, 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-D.
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What is your Dslr model??
i have a d200 right now which i dont use as much cos i am going film now. unless i need it for school work or anything like that. or else i'll be using my fm2.
 

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preferably a zoom would be good and not too heavy. not looking for high end ones just a normal one that is relatively good.
 

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preferably a zoom would be good and not too heavy. not looking for high end ones just a normal one that is relatively good.
zoom lens and not too heavy :think:

Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-D ~ about 1300g
Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED ~about 500g (but you need to search from 2nd hard market)
 

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you need to look for AF-D lenses, G lenses not usable on your FM2.
yah... but i am not sure what kind of af-d lens will be good. my 50mm is the af-d version so it is now fixed o my les. :) or probablely some really old lens but i have no idea where to look from, i mean oline.
 

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I have a FM2n and used to use the D200 too.

The 135mm f/2D DC's manual focus ring is very nice to use on manual cameras...

Zooms made for AF cameras never did work well on the FM2n for me. It can get a little tiring to focus, but if you have no problems with the 50mm f/1.4D, this might not be a big problem for you. Why not try it out at a shop or something?
 

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I have a FM2n and used to use the D200 too.

The 135mm f/2D DC's manual focus ring is very nice to use on manual cameras...

Zooms made for AF cameras never did work well on the FM2n for me. It can get a little tiring to focus, but if you have no problems with the 50mm f/1.4D, this might not be a big problem for you. Why not try it out at a shop or something?
focusing? hmm i guess i am ok with it... but it does at tiring if the subject keeps moving.
 

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How long and what is your budget?
 

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How long and what is your budget?
hmm... may be around 70-200mm plus minus
weight less than 1kg
and hopefully fix aperture through out.
budget less than 1k. to be honest i am not sure about the budget cos different lens diff price oso. so i dun really have one fix budget, depend on the types of lens i can find ba.
 

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70-300 f4-5.6D ED
If constant aperture then perhaps 80-200 f2.8 but will exceed your budget.
 

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