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Drbee Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Aug 2004Wed 02-Nov-05 03:51 PM
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"D50 / Street-Travel Photography / Compact Lens"


Naperville, US
          

I'm thinking about getting a D50 for street and travel photography. I'm an experienced photographer and have a battery of lenses. The compactness of the camera is what appeals to me for this application but the lens also needs to be compact and fast. I'm thinking my 24mm f2.8 AF-D and 35mm f2.0 AF-D lenses would be the lenses of choice for this application. A 35mm and 50mm lens is what I normally use on a film camera for this kind of photography. For a little longer reach and more compactness, I could use my 45mm f2.8 AI-P lens.

Anyone with experience in this area that could offer their preferences and suggestions? Thanks in advance.

I'm assuming that with a lot of lens changing, I'll eventually get a dirty sensor. Any comments on the ease/difficulty of cleaning a D50 sensor?

Best Regards,
Roger

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It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?

  

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MINGZNIKONIAN Registered since 28th Oct 2005Wed 02-Nov-05 05:15 PM
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Regina, CA
          

I doubt you want to use the 45mm AI lens on the D50, since it will not meter... the new D200 will take care of this problem!

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Drbee Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Aug 2004Wed 02-Nov-05 05:28 PM
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Naperville, US
          

>I doubt you want to use the 45mm AI lens on the D50, since
>it will not meter... the new D200 will take care of this
>problem!

"I could use my 45mm f2.8 AI-P lens.", The AI-P lens is a "new" manual focus lens that includes a CPU so this particular version should even matrix meter on the D50. It's exciting that the D200 will still use some of my AI lenses, but recently bought a F6 so I'm still on the film track for most of my work. I'd just like to improve on my P&S for travel.

Roger

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It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?

  

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Charter MemberWed 02-Nov-05 05:33 PM
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Rancho Cordova, US
          

Actually the AI-P 45mm f/2.8 has a chip so it will meter with the D50.



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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Charter MemberWed 02-Nov-05 05:34 PM
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Rancho Cordova, US
          

How about a 20 or 24mm lens...not as compact as the 45mm but not too big either?

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Drbee Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Aug 2004Wed 02-Nov-05 05:38 PM
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Naperville, US
          

>How about a 20 or 24mm lens...not as compact as the 45mm but
>not too big either?
>
>Anthony
>

Anthony,

Anything stand out in your mind in the comparison of the 20mm f2.8 AFD and the 24mm f2.8 AFD? I have the 24mm f2.8 and on film it is a good lens. Do you think the 20mm is a better performer in digital?

Roger

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It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?

  

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Charter MemberWed 02-Nov-05 06:03 PM
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#6. "RE: D50 / Street-Travel Photography / Compact Lens"
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Rancho Cordova, US
          

The big thing with using the film lenses on a digital body is that the lens coatings don't keep up with the internal reflections (Len can elaborate more with that). I'm coming more from the position of compact size, good image quality, and angle of view.

Sigma & Tamron offers some lenses (including WA) that have better lens coatings to deal with the internal reflections that will reduce flare. Don't recall their terminology.

Anthony

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