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    which lens to get

    i got a d60 for my birthday last year and i have been shooting with the kit lens and a 55-200mm lens.
    i would like to get another one for mainly skating and some other shit.

    with a budget of around 300, 400 max.

    #2
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...8mm_f_3_5.html

    u got all the reg lenses u need now just stick a fisheye in your collection. or get something with a f/stop 2.8 or lower

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      #3
      Originally posted by pHaTdProductions View Post
      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...8mm_f_3_5.html

      u got all the reg lenses u need now just stick a fisheye in your collection. or get something with a f/stop 2.8 or lower
      thanks for the input. i was considering getting a fisheye, but i would like to get a prime lens first.

      ive come down to these 2...

      http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-35mm-AF-.../dp/B001S2PPT0

      http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-50mm-Nik...6166791&sr=1-1

      can some describe the differences for beside focal lengths, and will the 50mm be compatible with my d60?

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        #4
        Glass

        because you have a D60 you have a 1.5x crop factor. This basically means that any lens that you have will be 150% of the original focal length. Your 50mm becomes a 75mm and your 35mm becomes roughly 52mm.

        So basically, your 35mm becomes a standard portrait telephoto (as opposed to a 35mm medium wide angle) and your 50mm becomes a medium telephoto at 75mm (closest you can get to a true 85mm on a crop body without getting one of the 60mm macro 2.8s.)

        Both of these lenses would be a good choice, but I'd suggest going on the wider end of things. You can find decently priced and lightly used 24mm f2s on keh and a good 50mm 1.4 as well for pretty cheap. You would have pretty good coverage in the medium range.
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/roygblivious/

        http://vimeo.com/6496156

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          #5
          On your D60, the 50mm will not have autofocus, but the 35mm will. The old 24/2 or 50/1.4 will not autofocus either. I would go for the 35.

          Originally posted by pHaTdProductions View Post
          ZoMg Do0d U sHuD lYkE ttLy gIt a FiSheYe, ThEiR tEh PhATteZt

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            #6
            really? thats crazy that it wouldn't autofocus...
            http://www.flickr.com/photos/roygblivious/

            http://vimeo.com/6496156

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              #7
              thanks for the responses, much appreciated. will add rep for sure. wasnt aware of the crop factor, maybe i should read more about my camera.

              i might have just found both those lens used locally, which will come out cheaper than buying the 35mm new.

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                #8
                Originally posted by ADLAVINSKY View Post
                really? thats crazy that it wouldn't autofocus...
                Yea, the cheaper Nikon bodies don't have an AF motor, so to have AF you have to use "AF-S" lenses, which have their own focus motors built-in.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by al dolega View Post
                  Yea, the cheaper Nikon bodies don't have an AF motor, so to have AF you have to use "AF-S" lenses, which have their own focus motors built-in.
                  glad I bought a d70s in good condition instead of a new d40, this was the biggest deciding factor
                  Awesome thread https://www.be-mag.com/msgboard/gossip/1774972-awesome-thread

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by s. View Post
                    glad I bought a d70s in good condition instead of a new d40, this was the biggest deciding factor
                    yea i wish i would have read up on camera before i pulled the trigger on the d60

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                      #11
                      Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Robert1 View Post
                        Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8.
                        out the range

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