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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:11 pm 

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photography being my hobby, I own a D3100 and a 18-20 VR II lens which I use for most occasions. However my pictures seem to turn out a bit pale and lack that punch or depth as you may call it. After touching up though with Photoscape / Lightroom, I get a much better picture. I feel the need to go in for a lens which gives me crisper shots which match the original setting instead of relying on touch-up softwares. Besides owning a good lens for group & low-light photography is the need of the hour. I need to watch my budget though and thought the Nikkor 35mm 1.8G is the best option. Am I right? Please help.

Thanks in advance for the tips and advice :)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:35 pm 

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The 35 1.8 is indeed a very sharp and convenient lens (I like mine), but I would have thought that the 18-200 should give very satisfactory shots.

It might be an idea to check your exposure and camera settings to see what could be improved there. The lens should be quite OK.

Then, you can decide if the 35 will be a good addition (test it first, though).

Nikon DSLRs, film cameras from Leica to Linhof

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:38 am 

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Hi sabzoo, welcome to the forum.

I have the 18-200 mm VR II version on the D7000 and I understand there is no difference to the original 18– 200 except for the VR II.

I found the IQ to be excellent and I’m very happy with it. Perhaps it may be worth while to adjust some of the camera setting from the standard setting as Hilary stated to improve the IQ. This link shows what standard setting some use on the D7000 . They should be available on the D3100, they made a world of difference for me from standard setting.



Nikon D7000, Nikkor 80 - 400G, Nikkor 18- 200 VR II, f3.5-5.6.

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