Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:44 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:53 pm 
Hello, now Im deciding which one to go for between D80 Kit or D80 body + 55-200 VR. I'd mostly take the portrait picture.

If they are compared side by side in the term of picture quality and valuable, which one I better go for? This is gonna be my first lens

Thanks..


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:37 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:08 pm
Posts: 7968
Location: Germany
You've certainly read Gordon's review of the Nikon kit lenses and the VR 55-200mm. The latter is a very nice stabilized tele-zoom, but I think that you will sorely miss the range from 18-55mm, if you go for it as your [b]only[/] lens.
I'd suggest to get the 18-70mm first and then a suitable tele-zoom later. The reason: in the range from 70-105mm you will already miss image stabilization (IS/VR).

_________________
Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
D800+assorted lenses


Last edited by Thomas on Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:49 pm 
I say get a 18-70mm lens...

1) only about $250.
2) better build quality than the other 2 lenses.
3) you can upgrade to a tele-photo like the 70-300mm/VR and have an awesome focal range.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:44 am 
Thank you tombomba2 and Nathan for the answers. Yes, I've read those 2 great reviews and, in consequence, it's difficult for me to make a decision.

I will go to look for 18-70. Anyway, at the same range, should I go to look for Nikkon AF-S 18-70 DX or Sigma?

Thanks....


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:55 am 
Well actually I think it is Sigma 17-70mm and it is a little more expensive, but I know it is a good lens so you might wanna read around on that.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:59 am 
I checked out some pictures taken with the Sigma 17-70mm and I would actually spend the little extra on it, because...

1) Much better for macro work, you can get extremely close to your subject with this lens.
2)The 17mm compared to 18mm is not a big difference but whos complaining.
3) Sigma is a great company and teh products are too, especially when picking up a EX lens like this one.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:09 am 
Thanks again,Nathan. I will check for 17-70 Sigma and other lenses in this range.

However, since Sigma comes with Macro and that's very interesting so I probably go for it.

Thanks a lot~!


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:41 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:08 pm
Posts: 7968
Location: Germany
Good suggestion from Nathan! Check out this lens-review here.

_________________
Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
D800+assorted lenses


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:43 am 
Thanks for the link tombomba2! :)


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group