Pls recommend Zoom and WA for D70


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wainism

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hi,

interested in landscapes,sports,events(dnd etc) and portraits in order of preference. i am not really into birds/flowers/macro yet

so wld like to seek ur advise for a zoom(prob 70-200mm) and wa(pls advise) lens for D70

i am under tight budget constraints. so pls dun quote the super duper lenses :sweat:

thanks!!!
 

yanyewkay

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guess you have to define your tight budget.. 70-200 isn't cheap in my context but seems affordable to others.

But is seems teh 70-200 VR is very popular in here.

WA would be the 12-24 /f4

I have neither. Just been hearing a lot of people owning them in here.
 

jumbocrab

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If you are on tight budget, you should also seriously consider sigma, tamron or tokina lenses. For 12-24, Nikon, Sigma and Tokina all have a model each. Same for long zoom.

While 70-200 is a very good lens, if you have tight budget, why not start with a 70-300G first. It is much much cheaper. Upgrade later when you have saved enough.
 

wainism

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how come a 70-200 is more expensive than a 70-300mm?
i dunno wats the prices for lenses r like, basically getting a D70 soon and will be looking to get a couple of lenses.
anyway, whats the diff between all the different lenses?

like VR etc...
thanks
 

jumbocrab

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It sounds like this is your first SLR. If so, I suggest you don't buy the 70-200 yet because for the price of that one lens alone, you can buy a few other very useful lenses that you can enjoy. Also, the 70-200 is very heavy. You should get something easier to handle so that you can learn/enjoy your photography and get to know how to use the camera.

The kit lens is a very capable lens. 18-70mm is a very good walk-around lens. Don't invest in a WA lens yet until you are quite sure 18mm is not good enough for you. If you want a longer zoom, the 28-200 (less than $600) is quite good value for money. Slap on a Nikon 6T and you can do macro photography. Then get a 50mm F1.8 (below $200) for low light portrait photography.
 

wainism

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Zoom lense = ~$320+ (Nikon AF-G 70-300mm) - the ED costs 620. or just get the sigma.. 300+ also and has 2 ED elements.
Prime lense = ~$170 (Nikon AF-D 50mm f/1.8) <-- good lens.

i was recommended these. but i dunno if the prices are true. anyone can advice where to get em?
 

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last checked yesterday aft at MS-C:

Nikkor 70-300G w/nikon warranty...S$280
Sigma 70-300 Apo Macro II...S$330
Nikon 50 1.8D w/nikon warranty...S$175 (this w/g)

first 2 quotes possibly b4 GST.

though i own the Nikkor G, which i felt was a pretty (and surprisingly) good price-performer (this given that the user observe some fundamental tele-zoom techniques), the Sigma would still probably win it, if everything else equal.

cheers
 

wainism

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what do u mean by fundamental tele-zom techniques ah?
paiseh,i still new
 

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wainism said:
how come a 70-200 is more expensive than a 70-300mm?
i dunno wats the prices for lenses r like, basically getting a D70 soon and will be looking to get a couple of lenses.
anyway, whats the diff between all the different lenses?

like VR etc...
thanks
70-200 is normally those constant F2.8 so it is damn expensive
$1500+ and 2000+ for the VR version
while 70-300 is F4-5.6 normally

for tight budget you can get 70-300G and the Kit Lens ...
 

jnet6

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latmo said:
70-200 is normally those constant F2.8 so it is damn expensive
$1500+ and 2000+ for the VR version
while 70-300 is F4-5.6 normally

for tight budget you can get 70-300G and the Kit Lens ...
recommended..
see which is not enough then get...
 

ykgen

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why no one talks about nikkor 80-200mm f2.8? i thought it was also one of the best tele zoom lens by nikon b4 the VR 70-200mm? :dunno:
 

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AFS17-35,AFS28-70,AFS70-200VR :devil: dun think so much....


OR ... tokina12-24, AFS18-70, Sigma70-300.... the most budget lense i can think of....
 

sebyap30

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Hi Wainism,

Have a Nikkor 70-300 (G) lens to offer u if interested.

Cos wanna upgrade to 70-200VR.

Price : SGD 200 bought April 2004 at Alan Photo
Condition : Super
Used only a few times cos' cousin loan me his faster lens.
 

wainism

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what do u guys think of the

SIGMA 70-300mm f4-5.6 Macro Super II?

NIKON NIKKOR 70-300mm f4-5.6G?
 

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