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    Suggestions for a lens, please?

    I am getting back into film photography and I am most likely going to get a Nikon: probably an N70 or N80.

    Any thoughts about lenses?

    I was thinking of a 28-200, but maybe two lenses, one on the wider side and one more telephoto.

    Thanks.

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    Welcome back home!

    Concerning your Nikon body, it depends how much you are willing to spend.
    Meanwhile you can check out this compatibility chart:

    http://www.nikonians.org/nikon/slr-lens.html

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    Plan your budget and set it at a specific point as well as a time frame for purchase. Keh if you need it right away, eBay if you can wait

    I would recommend two lenses such as a 24-70 and 70-200 instead of a super zoom. They are more around and generally offer faster speeds for less dough. There are lots if you consider third party as well. I would shoot for a 2.8 for the shorter length .

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    Prime lenses or/and zooms?
    Third lens party?

    For a prime lens, I would suggest an affordable 50mm AF-D.
    For a third party lens, I would recommend Tamron SP AF 28-75mm. On the market, it is 300$, but it does a good job.

    If you are looking for a Nikon zoom, there is this one (AF 35-135mm f3,5-4,5):
    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...5mm/index1.htm
    Very much affordable. I had this one for 35$ !!

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    I would not prefer a third party lens if you care about quality especially Tamron , worst bokeh I have ever seen. I dont name it as bokeh but a difference between opera singer and a singer whose main language is english and try to sing Mozart in german.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-gear View Post
    Prime lenses or/and zooms?
    Third lens party?

    For a prime lens, I would suggest an affordable 50mm AF-D.
    For a third party lens, I would recommend Tamron SP AF 28-75mm. On the market, it is 300$, but it does a good job.

    If you are looking for a Nikon zoom, there is this one (AF 35-135mm f3,5-4,5):
    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...5mm/index1.htm
    Very much affordable. I had this one for 35$ !!
    I am leaning toward zooms and more likely third party lenses.

    The Tamron is a bit dear for my budget, but the Nikon 35-135 looks promising.

    Thanks.

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    I would not prefer a third party lens if you care about quality especially Tamron , worst bokeh I have ever seen. I dont name it as bokeh but a difference between opera singer and a singer whose main language is english and try to sing Mozart in german.
    General rule in matter of third lens party is kind of risky. Reviews for this specific zoom (Tamron 28-75mm) have been largely positive. But that doesn't mean ALL Tamron are good.

    A matter of judgement, so to speak in English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    Plan your budget and set it at a specific point as well as a time frame for purchase. Keh if you need it right away, eBay if you can wait

    I would recommend two lenses such as a 24-70 and 70-200 instead of a super zoom. They are more around and generally offer faster speeds for less dough. There are lots if you consider third party as well. I would shoot for a 2.8 for the shorter length .
    Thanks for the suggestions. I am not in a huge hurry, so I can wait to find something at the right price on eBay or Craigslist.

    I will look for a faster lens for the shorter length.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-gear View Post
    General rule in matter of third lens party is kind of risky. Reviews for this specific zoom (Tamron 28-75mm) have been largely positive. But that doesn't mean ALL Tamron are good.

    A matter of judgement, so to speak in English.

    I agree, rules of thumbs like this are risky.

    And personally, I remember having good luck with Tamron and Sigma.

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