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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2010, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Nikon cameras and lenses

Lets talk about cameras and lenses.
What you guys have and what would you recommend to buy.

I do have D90
2x Nikon 50mm 1.8F (old manual used for macro with reverse ring, and new one with AF)
18-105VR
70-300VR

I want
macro lens
Tamron 90mm or 180mm
or Sigma 105 or 150mm

Wide angle
Sigma 12-25
or Tokina 11-16
or Tamron 10-24

If I could start over I would go to the dark side and go with full frame
Canon 5d MarkII, or stay with Nikon and get D700.

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I would decide if you are going FF before investing in lenses since many new lenses do not work with FF such as the Tok and Tammy wide angles you have listed. If you are going FF then stick with FF lenses.

For wide angles I'd suggest going as wide as you can because when you figure them out they are super cool to shoot with. The Sigma 12-24 for FF or the new 8-16mm for crop cameras. I've got the 12-24 and previously had the 10-20 and my thought is that the wider the better but you need to find the right opportunity to use them.

My exp is that just about any of the dedicated macro lenses will be fine for you and that the 90/100/105mm macros are all very nice. Some certainly better than others but I would just get the Tam 90 or Sig 105 where ever you can get the best price and move on with that.

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I decided - I am going to d dark side and I choose FF Canon 5D Mark II with 24-105 IS lens. My D90 is going up for sale.

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I decided - I am going to d dark side and I choose FF Canon 5D Mark II with 24-105 IS lens. My D90 is going up for sale.
50$ and a pinata from aurora.

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That's more than I was going to offer. Especially to someone that's turned to the dark side...

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That's more than I was going to offer. Especially to someone that's turned to the dark side...
I know you are disappointed.
I use to have Rebel 2000 (35mm) and some devil told me to get Nikon
Nikons are great but dark force is more powerful.

My buddy just send me a a funny phrase:
It's fun to shoot Canon with the Nikon, but there is more fun to shoot Nikon with a Canon.

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That's more than I was going to offer. Especially to someone that's turned to the dark side...

So no pinata?






I was going to eat the candy before he got to it.


BTW, I havent had a chance to write you back yet eric! you can kick me later. LOL

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I currently have a D5000 with the lifespan below:
18-55mm VR (sold)
55-200mm VR (sold)
50mm 1.4 AF-S
Tamron 10-24mm VC
70-300mm VR

Planning on getting either the 18-200mm VR or 16-85mm VR. Got rid of the kit lens for a better "walk around" lens. But for what it's worth the 18-55mm and 55-200mm is one of the best combos out there. I try to take pics of anything and everything so my belief is to have these types of lenses in your arsenal.

-Good Walk Around lens 200mm max distance (anything longer would be covered by a high zoom lens)
-Prime lens (50mm or 85mm) good for portraits and 10-20 foot shots
-Wide-angle lens (great for "specialty" shots or landscapes/buildings)
-High power zoom lens (ideally up to 300 or 400mm...bonus if they're prime!)
-Macro lens (Up close and personal)

This should cover 90% of everything that you can shoot. From my experience it's about composure that makes great shots. Vibration Reduction is helpful too! Nikon lenses so far are exceptional to off-brands.

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