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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:19 am 
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Why do you find it useful? Be descriptive!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:28 am 
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my 85mm 1.4.

simply an amazing lens. it's tack sharp. the only thing it doesn't do well enough is reduce CA, but for now. it'll have to do.


but my real answer is. everything nikkor at my disposal.

that is to say my 20mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm.

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Hi fallen,

personally I'm enamored to my 35mm F1.8 AF-S. It's been the only lens on my camera for quite some time.

Beyond the classical virtues of a good lens: large aperture & sharpness, it has very fast auto focus. of course it comes with the expected fabulous color rendition and it's dirt-cheap too.

But the single most attractive part is the perspective. I love it for portraiture, street and even close-ups.

Additionally it's perfect for my "run-and-gun" portrait-studio: my bracket that takes both a flash and an umbrella. The amount of light from the 24" silver umbrella is perfectly ranged for a 35mm lens.

Although I don't have a Nikon version, I must share my enthusiasm for my 85mm F1.4 lens too - just like Palakaboy I find such a lens very useful. Mine is strictly manual focus, but very sharp and for $300, it's a hard bargain to say no to..lol.

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Well it's only a choice of two for me, so I'm going for the 24-70mm F2.8.

Very versatile, zippy focus, sharp from F2.8 and stellar from F4 - it's on my camera all by default unless I'm trying for something specific with other lenses. For me, it's the ideal focal length for a walkabout lens. It will stay with me for a long time...


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My 20mm f2.8. It's uber wide and just a load of fun really. Sharp as a die.

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I'd say my 35 1.8. It's nothing too special, but it does everything you want just right, for a low price.

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There's so many good ones Ive used over the years. At the moment though my 35mm or my 18-200mm are pretty good contenders.

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My AF-S 60 macro, macros really open up a whole new world.

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grahamnp wrote:
My AF-S 60 macro, macros really open up a whole new world.


oh yeah. i'm gunning after that one as my first nano-crystal.

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I have been loving my 105mm ED VR Macro lens :D

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so far,my 85mm F/1.8. I love the aperture "power",the super sharpness,the range (very comfortable with it,probably I will buy a 135mm when I'll have full frame,because I enjoy this range a lot) & the compactness. in terms of speed,sometimes it's very annoying.

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