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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:22 pm 
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:D Today first thing i did when i got in was to look through the lenses id chosen

18 135mm DX AF f3.5

24 120mm

18 105mm f3.5

55 200mm f4

The "online shop" which beat the price of not only the local super market but all the other online offers (for Nikon lenses) had a phone number :shock: :shock: Better still further down the page i found a city center map showing where there shop is & how to get there :D

I called, they took there time to help They said the buget 55 200mm was very good in stock & very popular

They had the 55 105mm the 18 70mm but the 18 135 only in a week :cry:

Having the 18 55mm it seems a pity to buy a 18 70mm or 18 xmm although i would have liked the 18 105mm in which case i might never have changed lenses thus keeping the demon dust out :roll:

The 24 120 mm looked very good & only twice the price of the 18 105mm

I chose the 55 200mm (but can still change my mind when i go along to collect it 8) )

Have i done the best? Should i get another instead? Read what few reveiws there are but all the lenses sound great,better than then resolving power of the current digi cams :?


While i was away several times my D 5000 just wouldnt beep to take an image?? Plenty of light for a close up?? The Nikon F3 managed with its usual efficency

The images taken with the F3 are all far finer that the digi images :shock:

I guess i must still have to read the instructions for using digi cams :wink:
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Splash! you almost sounded like Zach Arias :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:51 pm 
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splash wrote:
While i was away several times my D 5000 just wouldnt beep to take an image?? Plenty of light for a close up?? The Nikon F3 managed with its usual efficency


Multiple reasons: 1, your beep is turned off :lol:
2, you have selected AF-Single servo instead of AF-Continuous servo

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:08 pm 
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splash wrote:
:D Today first thing i did when i got in was to look through the lenses id chosen

18 135mm DX AF f3.5
24 120mm
18 105mm f3.5
55 200mm f4

Let me start: the 18-135 has less quality than the 18-105VR. The 18-70 has as an advantage over the 18-105VR, only slightly better build quality.
The 24-120VR is a hate or love it lens, it depends on who you ask, and what you would use it for.
The 55-200, if VR version, is the cheapest and best complementing lens at the moment from Nikon. If you have the money, the step to the 70-300 might be a better choice, but on a budget, the 55-200 is not bad!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:14 pm 
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Beep turned off :wink: :?:

Im enjoying my digi experience,able to look at an image immediately.I haven't yet done much RAW development?Im using Raw Therapee which worked well with my LX2 8)

I found two: 70 300mm :) This one:70-300mm F4-F5.6G Zoom-Nikkor

Preis:
140?

Tele-Zoomobjektiv vom Typ G: AF 70-300 mm 4.5-5.6G

And this: Tele-Zoomobjektiv: AF-S 70-300mm f 4.5-5.6G VR
Nikon Tele-Zoomobjektiv: AF-S 70-300mm f 4.5-5.6G VR


Preis: 438? AF-S VR 70-300 mm/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

he first is far lass than the 55 200mm but i read hear "G" dosnt have a SWM (motor)built in & not compatable with the D 5000 :cry:

With all the "bannker" bonuses it seems unfair to be on a buget at times :cry:

In the paper (online) i read bankers are being TOLD to give some of their bonus to charaty :) I wonder if i qualify?? :?: :roll:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:12 pm 
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The cheap 70-300G is indeed without an SWM, so will indeed not autofocus. But if you have the money for the 70-300G VR, it would be worth buying over the 55-200VR.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:58 pm 
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The 55 200mm is 179.09? thats a lot less :? The test report on Camera labs said the resolution of the lense was beyond the current aps sensor resolution. :cry:

Ill look around the shop tomorrow :roll:

Printing images from a digi cam is next on my list of must look into :?

I can print super B&W prints 10x8 with super fine grain (pan F) & even at 400asa todays film & developer (even yesterdays) renders far better results in every respect than a digi print from a printer or "lab"

I admit that professionals do at times manage to get close to the same quality but i havnt met many yet using full size sensor cameras (at outside sometimes very dusty or wet events)though the images they get are often very good :? I have several of me :)
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it is a lot less, but IF you have the money :roll:

There is no wrong in the 55-200VR, it is a matter of preference :-)

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Dear splash

The 55-200 will go well with your 18-55, anf delivers a lot of performance for the money.

I agree that a good B&W print from film takes some challenging from digital, which is why I still use a darkroom, but in colour (for an ameteur like me at least), digital has a few advantages of its own.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:34 pm 
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I agree :)

I used to subscribe to a US mag called "darkroom"which was informative & useful In its ads there were many "labs" that printed pro quality prints,once digi graphy started it went out of print.A year later i called those labs all had stopped trading :shock:

In Europe it had been the same,Universities therw out equipment,i collected a compleat litho workshop including huge copy camera & a set of top lenses that had once cost a fortune :?

For the darkroom i found a Bessler and had a focomat with focotar,as the digi-tography got going to the point everyone had at least a 5 meg pix sony junk shops were flooded with colour darkrooms often for free :shock:

The problem is for me to print a colour print useing non pro equipment cost several times the price of a first class print bought from a pro lab :shock: even processing my own colour film was less than ideal :roll:

With pro labs gone its the shop or supermarket that develops & runs off prints and there the quality what there was,is by now so bad that digi prints costing one quarter the price of prints from film are better quality :shock: Even those huge labs have mostly gone leaving a few small shops with their "industrial" developing & print machine or the supermarket :roll:

I can make colour repro using litho or screen printing but not from my 35mm camera unless i use that tiny format to make a screen print :?

otherwise all my prints are small post card supermarket prints or larger images from my HP ink jet printer :roll:

I didnt go to the shop to collect my lense i had to look for and fix a light switch :shock: shocking so its being collected for me so im staying with the 55 200mm 8)

I imagine that in a year or so there will be full size sensor (or larger)in a body the size of an olympus OM with just as large & bright penta prisum :D I hope :shock: hopefully prices will come down to where top Nikons were an F3 body costing around $400 & Olympus $220 :D :roll: i hope then ill look at top lenses,depending on cost :roll: but by then an old bottle botten lense may produce hasselblad quality images with new correction software :shock:
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