round_engine
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Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Sat Oct 13, 2001 7:29 am

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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RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Sat Oct 13, 2001 7:46 am

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
 
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RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Sat Oct 13, 2001 8:36 am

Saul,
Looking to upgrade both the lens and camera.
Ralph
 
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RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Sat Oct 13, 2001 11:24 am

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
 
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RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Sat Oct 13, 2001 11:32 am

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...
 
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RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Sat Oct 13, 2001 11:53 am

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
 
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RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Sat Oct 13, 2001 12:02 pm

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

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RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Sat Oct 13, 2001 1:19 pm

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.
 
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RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Sat Oct 13, 2001 2:17 pm

Thanks guys....looks like its going to be either a Nikon 24-120 or 28-105. Appreciate the info.
Ralph
 
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RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Sat Oct 13, 2001 3:15 pm

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
 
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RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Sat Oct 13, 2001 5:01 pm

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)
 
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RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Sun Oct 14, 2001 12:37 pm

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