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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 1:29 pm 

I have a Nikon D90 and i find it very good. I am into portrait and low light photography.
Could someone help me in choosing a good lens that is suited to my interests. A good lens yet not that expensive, I'm still a student. :D

please and thank you! :)

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 1:40 pm 

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Mmmm, or the 35mm or the 50mm.
There's third-party models too, if you are on a really budget with high needs.


Panasonic DMC-FZ18, Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Canon G5, Canon 350D, Canon 50D + BG-E2N
Tamron 17-50 2.8, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM,
Canon 18-55 II plus lots of Minolta MD/M42 lenses and bodies

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 5:34 pm 
What Ruben said, or the Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS if you want/need a zoom.

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 10:21 pm 

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i'd go for the 50mm f1.4,.. its not that expenisive but great for both portrait and low light..

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:58 am 
i was thinking of buying what bakica said. i think its a great lens and i think i can also afford it. and its f/1.4 so it'll probably be one of my priorities.

but if you guys has something more that can suggest, then please feel free to reply

thnx guys :) :) :)

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 3:14 pm 
Sorry just read you said for portraits.

Thom Hogan reckons the Sigma f1.4 version is better for this:

Thom Hogan wrote:
(The Sigma is)...Probably slightly better for portraits than the Nikkor, slightly worse for edge-to-edge general use.

I cant comment because I havent used it, but it may be a lens to look out for.

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 4:07 pm 
hahah so that only shows that i'm new to this kind of things,

ok thanks. im putting this lens to one of my options :)

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:59 pm 
The Nikon 50mm 1.8 is coming soon. It is already announced on Nikon's website, but it's for pre-order only. It is twice cheaper (about $220) than the 1.4 version (about $450) and is also a FX lens.
I can recommend Tokina 100mm f/2.8 - amazing lens (and it is macro). It's the same price like the Nikon 50mm f/1.4.
See Ken Rockwell's review (and I will agree with him, since I have the lens):

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:15 am 
I would not worry about edges on the nikkor 50mm f1.4. Its a full frame lens which he is going to use on a DX body, so he wont use the edges of the lens anyway. Nikkor 50mm f1.4 is a great lens. Didnt use it myself. I ordered an 35mm f1.8 (which is supposed to be sharper then the 35mm f1.4 and much much much cheaper too).

I probably would use nikkor glass on a nikon body. You never now if there will be any flaws in the CPU on 3rd party lenses.

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