What's your fave lens?


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Ian

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What is YOUR favourite Nikkor lens that you own and why?
 

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Owned Nikkor AFD 60 f2.8 micro.

This lens is sharp, the sharpest lens I have tried. 1:1 macro is good, meaning that I can shoot most subject from ant to portrait of girl to fill the frame. Light. Manual focus feel is perfect, best I have tried in AF lenses. 60mm is good as I can shoot 1/60s but still get sharp photos, compare to 105micro lens, I have to maintain my shutter speed at 1/125s to get similar sharpness. I like to use this lens for portrait, to have closer distance to the subject. Some find this con..for me it's a pro. This lens is affordable...105micro is twice the price. I sold it...regret...will get it again in future.

This lens is also perfect for duplicating negative from a print. Perfect for copying work.
 

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For me it is the 105/2.8 micro. Good for macro with life size image, good for portraiture, and the images it produces are sharp and contrasty.
 

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The Nikkor AF 20mm f2.8D and AF 80-200mm f.28D ED. One covers my wide angle needs, very sharp and very little distortion, the other covers most of my telephoto needs.

Of course, in between I have the AF 28-105mm f3.5-4.5D, not-so-sharp wide open as expected, and the 50mm f1.8 which I use for low light or when I don't want to carry a lot of lenses.

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Nikkor 80-200mm f4.5 manual focus.

Bought it 11 years ago at S$650, second hand.

Had been using it for portraits. Never really compared it with the latest lenses, but I am quite happy with it. Since I bought CP995 last Jun, all my SLR gear has been neglected. Must take them out for a spin some time.
 

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For me it would have to be the 35mm

I have the Manual Focus Nikkor AIS 35mm f1.4. Its heavy for a 35mm, boasts a fast aperture of f1.4 but still maintains a 52mm filter thread.

It best represents my "normal" viewpoint, Its sharp from 2.8-5.6 and the out-of-focus rendintion is quite nice. If push came to shove and I had to sell most of my stuff, I'd sell the rest and keep the 35mm.
 

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When I was shooting Nikon before changing system my fav lens was the AI-S 105/2.5. I love this lens. It is one of the finest lens made by Nikon IMHO. By far the best portrait lens Ive ever used.
 

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Since I started this thread I'd better reply ;)

I actually don't have a favourite lens .. rather I have several :)

Nikkor 300/2
Micro Nikkor 55/3.5 NAI
Nikkor 17-35 AFS
Nikkor 80-200/2.8 (any version)
 

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me, my 28-70 tokina.... most useful range, but that is when I use my SLR, I guess my favourite would the bs f2 35mm that is stuck on my Hexar :p
 

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AF 24mm F2.8D and AF 50mm F1.8
The only lens I have other than a superzoom and serves most of my travel photography needs.

Though still lacking a good portrait/macro lens...
 

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Originally posted by Sin
AF 24mm F2.8D and AF 50mm F1.8
The only lens I have other than a superzoom and serves most of my travel photography needs.

Though still lacking a good portrait/macro lens...
Get a set of extension tubes. $80 or so only.

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Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI
 

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Like Ian, I don't have a single favorite, but 3:

1. Nikkor 105f/2DC - perfect for kid's portraits and usable as a macro with some extension tubes
2. Nikkor 300f/4 AFS - great for nature
3. Nikkor 80-200f/2.8 (any version) - was my most used lens until the 300f/4 came along

and not forgetting the Nikkor TC14EII that goes so very well with the 80-200f/2.8 and 300f/4.
 

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17-35 F2.8 ED
Sharp, FAST. No complains.
 

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A few good ones.

Nikon 20mm f2.8 Ais
Nikon 50mm f1.8 AF, lowest price but very high on quality
Nikon 105 f2.5 Ais
Nikon 105mm f4 micro lens
Nikon 180mm f2.8
 

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Originally posted by Sin
AF 24mm F2.8D and AF 50mm F1.8
The only lens I have other than a superzoom and serves most of my travel photography needs.
hey Sin you have the exact same lens as me!!! hahaha what did they say about great minds? :p

my other lens is a Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 for travel needs. my first lens actually. i'm eyeing the nikkor 80-200 f2.8 next... *drool* :thumbsup:
 

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