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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Feb 2008Wed 26-Mar-08 05:02 PM
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Hi everyone, My friend has offered me a choice of three lenses. I am to take my pick. Here they are:
Quantaray auto zoom 1:4.5 80-200mm
Kiron f/4 80-200mm macro 1:4
Tamron AF 28-200 1:3.8-5.6

Which would be my best overall choice and why?
Thanks guys. Darlene

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pilotguy1050 Registered since 18th Feb 2008Wed 26-Mar-08 05:19 PM
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pilotguy1050 Registered since 18th Feb 2008Wed 26-Mar-08 05:19 PM
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Hi Darlene,

I am far from an expert, but you don't say if this is to be your only lens...

Assuming it is, I would vote for the 28-200, for a couple of reasons. First, it is a wide-ranging zoom, which would be very versatile for lots of applications you might have. Second, based solely on the F-stop numbers at max, it seems to be about the fastest of the three you list.

I am not quite as finicky as many on this site about staying with pure Nikon lenses, but in this case it may not matter. Unless you have a shorter lens in addition to this 'choice' lens, you may want to go with the wide-zoom of the Tamron.

If it is not to be your only lens then the choices are a bit broader and subject to subjective opinions on brand-loyalty.

Good luck!

  

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Feb 2008Wed 26-Mar-08 06:26 PM
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Hey, thanks for posting so quickly. Yes, I do have another lens, actually the 18-55 which was my kit lens on my d-40 and then I have a 50mm focal lens. So I do have other choices, but I just hate carrying 9,000 lens around trying to figure out which one I need or even which one would cover all my basis...
Thanks for you answer..I appreciate it..Darlene

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberWed 26-Mar-08 09:14 PM
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None of them will autofocus on the D40, but I'm pretty sure you're aware of that. If it were up to me, you've already got the wide to mid range covered with the 18-55 DX and the 50mm for low-light, so it would boil down to the Kiron or the Quantaray. I'd probably pick the Quantaray, as I think it would at least work with the light meter on the camera. I'd be uncertain of that ability on the Kiron.

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Feb 2008Wed 26-Mar-08 10:07 PM
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Hey thanks, I think that's exactly what I'll do,,my next step will no doubt be a little higher zoom with a nikon with vr. It seems to be the best of the best...(smile)..Thanks..Darlene

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