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I have a D50 and want a Nikon telephoto lens to go with the Nikon 18-55mm kit lens. I have read numerous online opinions and reviews of the Nikon 70-300mm G lens and the Nikon 70-300mm ED lens and would appreciate hearing from anyone who has actually had the opportunity to USE both lenses to conduct their own comparison. If so, can you please comment on the pictures that each take? Does the single ED element make enough difference to justify the extra price? I would be interested in seeing actual picture comparisons and/or hearing your subjective opinions about both lenses. I am also considering the Nikon 55-200mm but want the highest zoom for my money, to take nature photos that are too distant for my kit lens. I welcome all opinions but particulary would like to hear from someone who has USED both lenses - and probably gone through this same deliberation. I prefer to stay with Nikon lenses. Thank you.
I'm about to buy a whole new system from scratch. I'm probably going to buy the D80 with the aim to upgrade in the next few years in stead of the D200 now, and spend the money on the lenses.
I want to shoot pictures of my children to blow up to large art prints and travel photography (landscapes and street shots). If you were to get a nice range what would you choose? Here are some I'm thinking about:
Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX ~ $1200: apparently not usable on full frame (problem if I upgrade later)
Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S ~ $1500
Nikon 50mm f/1.4D ~$280
Nikon 85mm f/1.4 ~$1000
Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF ~$1500
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX ~$800
Any advice would be most appreciated
I'm a keen photographer. In university days, I moonlighted as sport Photographer for Tennis matches. Have shot Bjorn Borg and many other famous players of the time in door. I've used Nikon FM2n, FE, F3 and F before. I also carry a small Nikon automatic just when I travel and wanna hand my camera to other people to shoot me with the view.
I have been working as a banker for decade and now taking pictures only for pleasure. I want to move to digital now that qualities are much improve. I have a small Nikon digital with 6 million PX. I'm told that 10 million is film quality already (not to mentioned the 12 million Nikon). I want a digital camera to take good quality (but not studio type) to take it when I'm travel. Can't decide between D200 and D80, it seems so similar except the material use to build. D200 seems tougher, but how about the features; it's still very similar. Can anyone explain why I should pay extra for D200? D 80 lenses seem better than more expensive D200 lenses.
Here is my order..any other MUST HAVE items you would add to list right now?
Nikon D200 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
SanDisk SDCFX3-2048-901 2 GB Extreme III CompactFlash Card
Nikon MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack for the D200 Digital Camera
Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery for D200 Digital SLR Camera
Nikon Digital & Film SLR System Case Gadget Bag for D200
Hoya 72mm DMC PRO1 Digital Multi-Coated UV (Ultra Violet) Filter
Nikon Lens Pen Cleaning System
Nikon Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth
Introduction to the Nikon D200 DVD
Nikon D200 Digital Field Guide
Total price with shipping: $2643.06 from Amazon.com
im traveling to italy this summer and wont be going on a trip for a while, so i want to have a NICE camera (i have a sony cybershot DSC-T1, and i'm sick of it hahaha). anyways, im stuck between the Nikon D80 and the Canon Digital Rebel XTi. i like the way the Nikon D80 fits in my hand. but, i like the self cleaning sensor the canon has. i think im leaning more towards the nikon. SO, now my question is WHAT LENS TO GET??? i can only afford one for this vacation, and i need one that will do pretty much everything, closeups, people, landscape/architecture, nature, and LOW LIGHT or NIGHT shots, so a fast aperture like 2.8 or something. can u recommend the best "all in one" lens for the nikon. i appreciate any helpful feedback. thx
I am hoping to purchase a good DSLR in the next 6-12 months, and need some help in deciding between Canon and Nikon.
I recently bought a Canon Powershot S3 IS to fill in the gap, and I love this camera, my first experience with Canon.
I have a Nikon N70 SLR that I also love, and had thought to stay with Nikon, to use my existing lens. It is a Nikkor AF 24-120 zoom lens, and also have a tele-adapter for it. Will this lens work on the Nikon DSLR's?
All things considered, which brand, if either, would be a better camera for my uses? I take a lot of nature shots: flowers, trees, insects, animals, more close up than wide angle.
Oh ... my budget will be $900-$1,200 (I hope).
Thanks for any advice! Would especially like to hear what Dr. Sam's opinions are ... appreciate your expertise.
I DO appreciate the statement of the obvious ... that IS the camp I was coming from ....
In relation to my other Nikon ,Canon Question....I have always shot with Nikon..n-90...f-2....but researching digital images online, Canon with the cmos sensor, were better at higher iso settings than Nikons! So yea its me that says so... research for yourself. so why doesnt nikon use cmos sensors in all of their cameras?
I'm starting to take photography as a real hobby, spending many weekends out there shooting, and I feel it's time to change my shooting gear from a canon A520 point & shoot (which surprisingly accepts a lot of manual settings) and my old canon AE-1 (with a tamron 70-280 lens, and the trusty old 50mm prime) to a dSLR. Now I have done quite a lot of research about Nikon and Canon dSLR cameras (Nikon D50 and Canon 350D in particular), and I know both are very good bodies with not-the-greatest kit lenses. And I know that it all comes to lenses when photo quality is considered, and that both manufacturers have excelent lenses. I also know that I'll stick with the brand I choose now for the next couple of years.
Question: How do Nikon and Canon lens offerings compare together in terms of pricing and quality? To be more specific, if you take two very similar lenses (both in terms of numbers AND optics quality) from each manufacturer, which one would be cheaper? Would this be a general rule?
I found my Nikon N50 SLR just last night and wishes to buy a longer lens for it. What I found out is that most lenses now cater toward digital SLRs. Is there a difference?
I forgot all I used to know about cameras, lenses, apetures and stuff over the years. What websites would you recommend for me to read so I can be reaquainted with my Nikon?
What lens would you recommend as well? I'm currently looking at the Quantaray 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Digital Series DC AF Zoom Lens for Nikon and the Quantaray 70-300 mm DI f/4-5.6 Digital Series AF Zoom Lens for Nikon . Will either fit my Nikon N50?
Also, what is the difference between the 55-200mm and the 700-300mm lenses?
I'm trying to buy a nikon L10 for my mother and father. How is it compared to the Nikon L3?
Whats the the BIG difference?
And Canon or Nikon, whats ur favt?
Ok I was convinced to give up Canon350D and get a nikon instead. Most of the Nikon models are expensive but the store gave me a deal for Nikon D40 and D50 the same price. Pls help me decide which is better. Reviews are good for the D40 though, pls help!
i have purchased a d40x nikon camera , which is the most suited lense available from the list of compatiable lenses with the new d 40x nikon ? i dont need an out n out professional lense ......i mean not too expensive ( less than 12,000 Rs.) ? or ( a budget of 250 to 280 $'s)
hi! i have been using my nikon F55 for almost 4 years now. i turned off the camera after usage and after less than 5 minutes, decided to turn it on again to use, but it won't. i'm pretty sure that the batteries are not yet drained nor low. what could have been the problem? prior to turning it on, the kid i'm with was pushing camera buttons. could she have pushed something?
i think there's no nikon service center here in the Philippines. i'm doomed!
I would like to buy a Nikon Digital SLR Camera. However, I don't know which one will meet my needs. All I want is a camera that will take the highest quality photo without me having to do anything. In other words, I'm not an avid photographer and I want a camera to do all the work for me - but I don't want to overpay for features I don't need.
I currently have an Nikon N60 which I'm happy with. However, sometimes when I take action shots (e.g. someone playing sports) the camera doesn't always shoot as quickly as I would want. So, I may want a camera that is better and taking action photos.
I've looked at the Nikon website that compares cameras located here, but it is too technical for me:
What are the main differences between the Nikon D50 and the more expensive D70S? Include image quality and focusing please!
i have a nikon s1 and i used to download my pictures on my mac but for some reason now when i plugged my nikon onto my mac the computer does not recognize the the camera and the nikon program does not run i troied the camera in another computers an it works perfectly fine