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    your most used medium tele lens?

    I have a Nikon F4s and an F100 and the AF longest lens I have is 105mm.
    What would be your next choice of your most useful longer AF lens? I have a digital 70-300mm that i use a lot.

    What about you?
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    I love Canon's 135mm f/2 for low light indoor sports and portraits and good bokeh. I also use a 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 (is that medium?) zoom for wildlife and sports outdoors. I have 100mm f/2.8 and 200mm f/2.8 primes that I rarely use.
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    I use my 100 Macro FD lens most often on 35mm. I also use my 90C on my Maimya RB67 most, recently.

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    Recommendations on a Nikon AF zoom in the 70-200mm or 300mm range??
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    i would have to say my Tamron 18-270 on my digital, I should have got the 28-300 so I could use it on my Elan 7Ne.

    On my 35mm's, my Nikon-mount Vivitar 55-135mm f3.5 sees the most love I have actually disassembled it twice and cleaned it. Very nice lens.
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    I use 135mm a lot and I think I have four 135mm lenses for 35mm film format.

    I think I would get a lot of use out of an 85mm lens but I don't have one and have never tried one.

    I have a Vivitar Series One 28-105mm lens and it seems to end up around the 80-90mm position quite a lot.

    I also like the 180mm lens on my RB67 which is similar to 90mm in 35mm film terms.


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    I use a 135 f 2.8 Nikkor lens that I bought in Asia when I was in the U.S. Navy in the 1970's. I also use an 85mm f1.8 Nikkor.

    Great lens for portraits.
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    It depends on what sort of photography you are interested in, I would consider a 135mm lens if you have a 105mm lens a waste of money because it's too close to what you already have, if you want to buy a prime lens you might consider a 200mm because IMO this is a useful focal length, still hand holdable, and far enough away from the 105mm to make it worthwhile to own.
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    Oh yeah I have an 85mm f/1.8 too though I don't use it a lot. For some reason I tend to shoot 50mm and 135mm rather than 85mm or 100mm most of the time. When I need telephoto 200mm rarely seems like enough, 300mm is OK, 400mm is better, wish I had 600-1200mm some days!
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    Yeah, I have a Nikon 28-105 micro that is a great lens, and a full compliment of primes from 28mm to 105mm but nothing longer. 135 is too close to the 105 so maybe your right a 200mm would probably be logical.
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