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User currently offlineRound_engine From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 64 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3789 times:

My Nikon N60 died on me this week and I'm looking to upgrade to a Nikon N90S. I used a 28-80mm lens with my N60 which met my needs quite nicely. Any suggestions on a lens for the N90S. I noticed that there is quite a price range for, what seems to me, to be quite similar lenses. At this time I'm leaning towards a Nikon lens but open to suggestions.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Ralph Pettersen

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User currently offlineNscaler From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 243 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3741 times:

Why don't you just use the 28-80 that you used on the N60? Or are you looking to upgrade the lens as well?

Saul


User currently offlineRound_engine From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 64 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3737 times:

Saul,
Looking to upgrade both the lens and camera.
Ralph


User currently offlineNscaler From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 243 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

Ralph,

OK. I figured that was most likely what you were trying to accomplish. What does your budget for the lens look like? If money is not an option, get the Nikkor 28-70 f2.8, a magnificent piece of glass (that I would love to own, but it will have to wait) Nikon also has the 28-105 and 24-120, both good lenses as well. Many here will disagree, but I feel you should always purchase the same brand lens as body.

Let me know if you have any questions about the above lenses or other Nikkors.

Saul


User currently offlineAirNikon From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Ralph, check your e-mail...


Don't get married, don't have kids, and you will have more money than you know what to do with...
User currently offlineRound_engine From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 64 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

Saul,
Many thanks for the information. $1,300for the 28-70 is a little steep for my budget but the 28-105 and 24-120 are well within my price range. Been on vacation in AZ this week using an old spare camera (Nikon EM) wishing I had something better. I will defintely get serious about new equipment when I get back to Maryland next week. Again, thanks for your help.
Ralph Pettersen


User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3730 times:

I agree 100% with Saul... getting lenses of the same make as the camera-body is always the best, in terms of quality. I can also assure you that you won't be disappointed with the F90x (N90s)... I've had mine since this past Christmas, and it hasn't let me down... alongside the 80-200F2.8 (I can't praise that lense enough!) and my 35-70F3.3-4.5 Nikkor lenses. The latter was rather inexpensive, however I wouldn't mind owning the 28-105... just so I don't have to change lenses all the time, like I do now.

-Rob




What other people think of you is none of your business!
User currently offlineRip53 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

Ralph
There are those who swear up and down for the Nikon 24-120, then there are fans of the Nikon 28-105. Both are great lens.
I have preferred the 28-105 and have had great results. I own 2. Both on an F-5 and an N90s(F90X).
The price is about the same, so you may want to check both out. Some local camera stores rent them out. Sammy's here in the LA area I hear does that.
The 24-120 is bigger and heavier. But that extra 15mm at the high end sometimes comes in handy. The 28-105 is cheaper, but is better around the edges at the high end of the range.
Both are great performers and with the N90S, is very fast.


User currently offlineRound_engine From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 64 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3719 times:

Thanks guys....looks like its going to be either a Nikon 24-120 or 28-105. Appreciate the info.
Ralph


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3721 times:

If you can't afford (a whopping $1400) the Nikon AF-S 28-70/f2.8 and want to stick with Nikon try the new! Nikon AF24-85mm f/2.8-4D AF Zoom-Nikkor. Not too bad for around $600. Otherwise, I hear the 28-105 is a better selection over the 24-120 but either would be fine.

Michael


User currently offlineNscaler From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 243 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3719 times:

Michael,

The 24-85 f2.8-4D is a great lens for the price. For a while, I considered picking up one, but I saw a series of photos testing out the distortion when using it; frankly, it really shocked me. So I figure I'll just stick with my wimpy Nikkor 28-80 ($109!) lens, and save up for that 28-70 f2.8. I figure that and my soon to be 80-200 should be a good combination... if only I could afford a D1X to go along with it!

Saul

(BTW, thanks for the info Michael on the 80-200)


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

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