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What's A Good Short-range D100 Lens?  
User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1100 posts, RR: 13
Posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

I'm looking for advice, testemonials on a short range lens for a D100. I'm primarily interested in something with a range from about 20-70mm, and am willing to spend about $1000 usd. I guess the primary purpose of it would be for taking pictures of cabins and wing views.... and cars too.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9654 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2261 times:
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1k would buy you a lot of lens!

I use the 24-85 Nikon G, and could not be happier. Has AF-S so it is very quick, has never let me down.

Ken Rockwell has a pretty good Nikon review section here:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/nikkor.htm

Some people don't like his "in your face" reviews but I find his info to be very valuable.

Here is what he says about the 24-85 "G"

This is a tiny, fun and easy-to-use cheesy plastic zoom lens that is also the best performing midrange zoom I've ever used! It is clearly superior to the 24-120, 24-85 2.8-4, and 28-105 lenses I also bought or tried before I bought this one.

...

Surprise! It's the sharpest midrange zoom I've used. It is sharp and contrasty, even wide open, at all focal lengths. It's a little less contrasty in the corners on film wide open, which cleans up a stop or two down. The performance is similar at all focal lengths.


User currently offline10boomer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 57 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2259 times:

That's a tough focal length range to cover for digital, the 1.5X factor is a definite liability in this case. To cover the wide end you would have to go with a 12-24 that would give you 18-36. As for the other end Nikon has a 17-55 that would equate to a 25.5-82.5. That's about all I can recommend, I don't shoot digital so I'm not that familiar will all the lens options


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