14-24mm Nikkor f2.8
24-70mm Nikkor f2.8
70-200mm Nikkor f2.8 VR
All Full Frame
to get a Nikon AF-S Tele-Converter TC-17E II and some Primes.
But my next purchases will be Speed Lights and sort out my studio... I have the space allocated I am just waiting for my holiday to be over so I can allocate some funds on that.
What would you recommend Cocker?
I have the Kt lense and a wanky wideangle — want something with more range...
what camera do you have?
tomson has very small knobbers mind.
Can I see some examples of those macro tubes?
How much do you wanna spend and what sort of subject do you shoot...
If you have the kit lens and a wide-angle then maybe you want to cover the other end of your focal length needs.
579306 Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG Macro HSM II Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D
Professional quality but not for a professional price. It is full-frame but it is better to get a full-frame lenses now because if you ever up-grade then you do not need to buy new expensive glass.
The down-side of this lens is there is no stability control (VR) so you will probably need a tripod when you are zoomed all the way to 200mm, especially at low-light.
It is the wedding photographers lens of choice.
Wouldn't be the speed I'd worry about, at that very cheap price for a zoom I'd be far more worried about the image quality, which is what it's all about in the end.
Also have the nifty fifty - second lens I bought - best value-for-money you could think of.
Canon 50mm ƒ/1.8 II
Cheers guys, thought as much. Will be plumping for the Nikon lens I think. I really need a lesson on lenses though, still don't get all the terminology
Brand speaks for itself
Mount determines if it will fit your camera body
Focal range tells you the range of the lens, in this instance from 70mm to 300mm. For a prime this would be a single number, meaning no zoom.
Aperture determines aperture range from wide to tele in the zoom range (better to be a single lower number). The lower the number the faster the lens, so more light can be let in over the same exposure time compared to a higher number. Also effects depth-of-field - the lower the number the lower the depth-of-field you will be able to achieve.
Next the extras
IS stands for Image Stabilization on Canon lenses - on Nikon if you want this look for VR which I believe stands for vibration reduction
USM here indicates a quieter auto-focus, here meaning UltraSonic Motor I think - Not sure what the Nikon alternative is
There are often other letters which denote versions such as the 17-40L which is popular on this thread, the L here stands for Luxury.
There's loads more but hopefully these main points will help.
Thanks for taking the time to do that seen.to, well explained.
- In terms of the focal range, the d40 kit lens is 18 - 55ml, if i were to buy a 55 -200ml lens would that just start at the zoom level of the 55ml and provide zoom to 200ml?
- What focal ranges do wide-angle lenses have?
- So basically the lower the aperture number, the better the lens?
So basically the lower the aperture number, the better the lens?
Generally speaking, yes. There may be exceptions but I can't think of any off-hand.
I've got a f1.8 lens that cost £60.
I've also got a f4.0 lens that cost £700.
You can guess which is better, so there are definitely exceptions, although seen.to is right, the lower the number, generally the more you can do with the lens (if it is any good), different lenses for different purposes though…
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 just turned up.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 just turned up.
very good build and quality.
now need to figure out how to use it.
about £276.84 I think.
Amazon but a reseller site within.
I could have sold you mine, can't remember the last time I used it.
Fair points Thomas. Well I would like a replacement for the d40 kit lens, a 'walk-around' lens I believe you call it. So 28-105 would be good for this? I would also like a bigger range lens to take on trips etc, like a 200mm i think. Macro I'm not too fussed about, but then again if I had the lens I may get into that area, would those macro bolt-ons do the trick?
you are borderline useless.
This lot for £400, good deal?
Tamron AF70-300mm F4-5.6 LD 1:2
Sigma 70 - 300 mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 macro
Nikon 28-105 f3.5-f4.5 D(if)
Nikon 35-70 f3.3-f4.5
Cheers fellas, have asked him if he will split so might go for the Nikkon 28-105mm and save up for a decent 70-200/300. what should i offer assuming its in mint condition.
Nikkor 18-70mm much better range for walkaround than the 28-105, do you not want to be able to take wide shots?
Tom, et all.
i am after a decent wide angle lense now - any suggestions?
nah i got 85mm f1.8 - so if i got 17-40L that would be a good wide angel?
Canon EF-S 10-22mm - ooer nice shots
Nikon 55-200MM F4.5-5.6G AF-S VR DX Black Lens
tom E - where the fuck are you? — you southern nancy.
aye i took some outside and they look "ok" but my flat has the most dismal light ever.
"739.99" - allow me if you would " fuck off tom"
Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM Zoom Lens: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
then mount it on top of a testle
Won't be as sharp as an L series or prime but should do the trick yeah, have you got a decent tripod too?
wtf is a testle?
do you have any pics of your set-up Dan?
what would be L / Prime series equivalent of that?
aye decent tripod but thinking of a new one
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