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    Good glass for Nikons..

    In the ~$300 range?

    I want something fast and sharp, and usually that means $1000+.

    I have the standard 50mm 1.8 but I want to add more. What do you guys think?

    #2
    you could get a 28 mm 2.8 for like 325? I'll sell you mine

    www.drewamato.com
    www.drewamato.com

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      #3
      nikon af-s 35mm 1.8 sells for about $200 new

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        #4
        Word Drew, I'll keep that in mind. Any thing else?

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          #5
          Which body do you have? Does it have an AF motor? Do you care about having/not having AF? Do you have any certain type of focal length/look you're looking to get, or are you just hot to buy a new toy?

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            #6
            I have a D200. I was looking at the 10-20, but then I was thinking I probably want something longer

            I want something fast and sharp, but I know that means I'm going out of my price range

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              #7
              Im using the d80 for photos and also curious about some new lens's. I have 28-80 Nikon AF and Nikkor-S 1:1.4 50mm fixed lens. What would be a good lens for long shots?

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                #8
                Originally posted by Chris Calkins View Post
                What would be a good lens for long shots?
                i'm saving up for a Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 VR II ($600+)

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                  #9
                  From my 35 1.8 on a d70s:





                  Sharp and lightweight but if I had more to spend, I might've chosen something a little better.
                  Last edited by ryanmatthewdaily; 21.09.2010, 20:08.

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                    #10
                    try maybe looking into manual focus lenses

                    www.flickr.com/photos/drewhumphrey

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                      #11
                      Yeah, I was thinking manual as kind of a last resort. I really like the AF system in the D200

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by fast eddie View Post
                        i'm saving up for a Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 VR II ($600+)
                        Unless the II is vastly improved, I have heard literally nothing good about this lens, other than the convenience of its focal range. It's soft at both ends, lots of CA, focusing is slow, etc. I would reconsider if I were you.

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                          #13
                          i have a d200 and use mostly manual focus lenses, though i also have a split focus screen installed which makes mf much easier
                          the lenses i own are
                          28mm 2.8 e series
                          35mm f2 k
                          50mm 1.8 e series
                          85mm 1.8 h
                          105mm 2.5 ai
                          80-200mm f4 ais

                          www.flickr.com/photos/drewhumphrey

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                            #14
                            28, 35 or 85mm lens.

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                              #15
                              shot with the nikkor-H 85mm 1.8 @ 1.8

                              www.flickr.com/photos/drewhumphrey

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                                #16
                                thats a pretty sick photo drew. if you gave the right side of the frame just a taddd bit more space it'd been perfect.

                                wuckin it.

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                                  #17
                                  Best Nikkor lense ever is the 80-200 2.8 . I will never ever not have this lense in my bag at all times.

                                  with one speed light

                                  www.drewamato.com
                                  www.drewamato.com

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                                    #18
                                    For 300 bucks you can get a used 85 1.8 off cl or ebay I did, or 35f/2 i paid 235 on ebay.

                                    Drew I must agree 80-200 2.8 is a great lens with an Sb-800

                                    I used an 85 1.4 with no flash and i was really pleased with the results, might be my next investment
                                    www.bradbarnwell.com


                                    R.I.P James Short

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                                      #19
                                      I will sell you my 28 2.8 Nikon lens Series E its in great shape i use it all the time but i just bought well in the midst of buying 24-70 2.8.

                                      I will sell it for 150 that includes shipping. Where do you leave?
                                      www.bradbarnwell.com


                                      R.I.P James Short

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                                        #20
                                        I'm on Long Island. I just need to get my money together first and I may just take you up on that.

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                                          #21
                                          renting a 400mm 2.8 tomorrow for a few days to shoot some football... now THAT is some good nikon glass haha
                                          http://www.flickr.com/photos/roygblivious/

                                          http://vimeo.com/6496156

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                                            #22
                                            e series not that great of a 28mm
                                            look for 28mm 2.8 ais

                                            www.flickr.com/photos/drewhumphrey

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by ADLAVINSKY View Post
                                              renting a 400mm 2.8 tomorrow for a few days to shoot some football... now THAT is some good nikon glass haha
                                              Hahaha yes, covered some swimmers in training a few months back, 400mm 2.8 plus a D3 or D3s cant remember but you could zoom into the back of their mouths and all the detail was still there; insane glassware.

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                                                #24



                                                OOOO SHEEEIIIITTTTTT
                                                http://www.flickr.com/photos/roygblivious/

                                                http://vimeo.com/6496156

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by ADLAVINSKY View Post



                                                  OOOO SHEEEIIIITTTTTT
                                                  Gun thread is thatta way --->

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                                                    #26
                                                    no joke, this Lens is the Barett .50 Cal of 2.8 super telephotos
                                                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/roygblivious/

                                                    http://vimeo.com/6496156

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                                                      #27
                                                      Originally posted by ADLAVINSKY View Post
                                                      renting a 400mm 2.8 tomorrow for a few days
                                                      hope you spent some time at the gym before that
                                                      Awesome thread https://www.be-mag.com/msgboard/gossip/1774972-awesome-thread

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                                                        #28
                                                        Originally posted by ADLAVINSKY View Post



                                                        OOOO SHEEEIIIITTTTTT

                                                        HAHAHAH

                                                        that is so awesome
                                                        I was debating buying this lens cause I know Uconn was looking for a sports photographer, but you could literally buy a car for the price of it. 8,899.95 for a lens makes me want to vomit on a group of small children.

                                                        www.drewamato.com
                                                        www.drewamato.com

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                                                          #29
                                                          two favorite wide range lens for nikon.

                                                          Nikon 14mm f/2.8D ED AF

                                                          Zeiss ZF.2 35mm f/2

                                                          Havent tried this but it sounds good

                                                          Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED

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