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Need Help On Nikkor Lens Choice

Sun Oct 13, 2002 10:42 pm

I am planning to buy either the Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED or the Nikkor AF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D IF. The 24-85mm has a Silent Wave Motor and according to my understanding better optics, but the 28-105mm a larger focal length at the tele end, which is more important to me. I am not planning to use the lens I buy for just aviation photography.

What do you think of these two and which one would you recommend me to buy?

Apart from either of these I'm planning to buy a Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D.

Alex
 
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RE: Need Help On Nikkor Lens Choice

Mon Oct 14, 2002 12:08 am

I don't know how good the lenses are but I've quite often had situations when 28 mm isn't wide enough. So, if they are any good, I'd go for one of the 24 mm ones.

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RE: Need Help On Nikkor Lens Choice

Mon Oct 14, 2002 1:06 am

Yes, 24-85 AF-S is much more SMARTER!!!!!  Big thumbs up
Thinking of 105mm is not so this "long as 85mm.
but 24mm is definitely wider than 28mm.
my experience! You should have a 70-300/80-200 lens as well, right?
so 70/80 thru 105mm is overlap.

 
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RE: Need Help On Nikkor Lens Choice

Tue Oct 15, 2002 12:05 am

I have the 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D lens and it is sharp left to right even at the corners. I love this lens and have taken lots of great planes. Here are a few example shots taken with this lens.

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RE: Need Help On Nikkor Lens Choice

Tue Oct 15, 2002 5:26 am

I would use this lens for other photography than aviation too, and don't want to carry an 80-200mm all the time when I only need like 100mm. I can't really imagine a situation where I'd need 24mm, but can certainly imagine situations where I would need 105mm.

Thanks a lot for the advice!

Alex
 
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RE: Need Help On Nikkor Lens Choice

Tue Oct 15, 2002 5:41 am

Alex,

Sounds like you have already answered your own question.

Some time ago I had the same dilemma (with Canon of course  Smile) and I ended up with the 24-85 because I felt like I needed the wide end more than long end (not for aviation photography).

The lenses are probably equal in optical quality so it's up to your own preferences.

-Janne

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