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    Glass for Nikon N90s

    I shoot everything but portraiture.My arsenal of AF lenses include a slow Nikkor 35-80,Tamron 28-200 and Sigma 70-300.
    Am I missing something or do these lenses cover all the bases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy View Post
    I shoot everything but portraiture.My arsenal of AF lenses include a slow Nikkor 35-80,Tamron 28-200 and Sigma 70-300.
    Am I missing something or do these lenses cover all the bases?

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    How about a very wide(20-24mm) and a macrolens?
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    Oh BTW my first three lens F90X kit consisted of a 24mm f/2,8 sigma; 50mm f/1,4 AFD Nikor and a 105mm f/2,8 Sigma macro. Those three served me well for some years and when I needed something longer I got a 180mm f/2,8 AIS.
    A kit like that would cover most if not all subjects encountered by a 35mm shooter.
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    Ps. Does it show I don't like zooms?
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    Thank you Soeren.I'd love to shoot nothing but primes.Alas,the spirit is willing ,yet the billfold is weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy View Post
    Thank you Soeren.I'd love to shoot nothing but primes.Alas,the spirit is willing ,yet the billfold is weak.

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    Well when I bought my F90X back in -99 It came with a 28-70mm f/3,5-4,5 zoom. I found that either I shot it in the middle of the range or I tried to zoom out of range. The small max aperture was a PITA too so the lens was not more usefull than a 50mm, rather less. I kind of found the zoom limiting and the prime not. Sounds strange eh.
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    The key is to cover 2nd base. Always try to prevent the runner from getting to 2nd, so he's not in scoring position. Grin.

    You don't have any extreme wide angle lenses from 14mm up to 28mm. Your Nikkor 35-80 is a bit redundant. You could sell it to use the money for a wider prime or wider zoom lens.
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    Great idea Pinholemaster. The 35-80 came with my N60.I've been told that lenses sold with camera bodies, as part of a package deal, arn't that hot

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    As stated earlier the 24mm focallenght (partly due to the Sigmas closefocus abilities) has served me well for some years. Now I have the 20mm AFD and though I find it a great lens it may be too extreme for some people. Another great wideangle is the 28mm f/2,8 AIS that will focus as close as 20cm making really close up wideangle shots possible. It will be faster than your current 28-200 and probably better
    If you fancy macro/closeups you should look for a 55mm or 105mm AIS Micro Nikor. It is almost impossible to use AF in that area so all you really loose is matrix metering.
    I think I would ditch the Tamron If it's not superior in quality to the other 2. It covers (almost) the same focallenght as the others so......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy View Post
    I shoot everything but portraiture.My arsenal of AF lenses include a slow Nikkor 35-80,Tamron 28-200 and Sigma 70-300.
    Am I missing something or do these lenses cover all the bases?
    When I had my N90s I primarily used the 35-70mm f2.8 and 180mm f2.8 Nikkors. Several other lenses such as the 35mm f1.4 and 24mm f2.8 saw considerably less use as I didn't use wide angle as much as I probably should.

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    The 35-80 may be worth keeping, particularly if it has the metal mount and not the plastic one. The metal mount version is exceptionally sharp. It will probably blow away your 28-200 at the focal lengths it supports.

    The non-Nikon zooms you mention are unlikely to be exceptionally good optically. You might want to look at upgrading them over time. There are lots of good Nikkors out there for not very much money.

    A 50/1.8 is cheap, too, and very sharp, and would give you a great low-light solution. The 35/2 is a little more useful but about three times the price.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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