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JurassicJet Registered since 16th Nov 2005Wed 16-Nov-05 01:40 AM
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"D50, D200 and Tamron lense"



          

Hello Everyone:

My wife currently uses an N65 Nikon coupled with a Tamron 28-200 lens. We are strongly considering moving into the D-SLR realm very shortly. We do mostly family shots, some wildlife and outdoor scenery. I was considering purchasing a D200, but when I told my wife how much it was she almost choked me. I am a stickler for buying the best, and she knows it. However, after reading all the reviews that I could get my hands on, I am thinking that the D50 might be the best bet for us ametuers. It seems to offer a lot, with great image quality, for about $1000 less than the D200. She also reminded me we need new carpet in the family room..

The real question I have is will this Tamron lens work with the D50 (or even the D200). It is a 28-200mm, AF Aspherical, LD, 1:3.8-5.6 Macro. Model is 471D.

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Jet

  

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Aleks
16th Nov 2005
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edmun
16th Nov 2005
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avm247 Moderator
16th Nov 2005
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Aleks
16th Nov 2005
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JurassicJet
17th Nov 2005
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briantilley Moderator
17th Nov 2005
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mfa
27th Nov 2005
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Mikofox
23rd Nov 2005
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Aleks Registered since 29th Oct 2005Wed 16-Nov-05 02:48 AM
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#1. "RE: D50, D200 and Tamron lense"
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Calgary, CA
          

I'm no expert on the subject, but I think the lens will work with both (because you are on a film body now).....you cannot use DX lenses on the D200 because of sensor size....On the D50 the 28-200 won't be very wide, but I haven't found too much problem with my 28-105 on my D50....

D80 | MB-D80 Grip | Nikkor 50mm f1.8D | Nikkor 85mm f1.8D | Nikkor 18-70mm f 3.5/4.6G ED | Nikkor 70-300mm f 4/5.6G ED | Tamron 90mm f 2.8 Macro | Nikon SB-600

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Wed 16-Nov-05 03:30 AM
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eugene, US
          

All Nikon digital cameras have the same size sensors.

That means the lens have a 1.5 increase in effective focal length so for all practical purposes you will need to buy a 18-something if you want any wide angle.

All autofocus lens that work on autofocus Nikons will work on Digital Nikons with a few rare exceptions.

ledmun

  

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Charter MemberWed 16-Nov-05 05:37 PM
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Rancho Cordova, US
          

Yes, you can use the Tamron 28-200 on your D50 (or D200) but the focal range will be similar to a 42-300mm lens (in 35mm format), so you'll be loosing out on the wide end. The kit 18-55 lens is an okay performer but the new 18-300mm lens looks like a stunner; we'll have to wait and see a) how much it costs and b) how it really performs.

The D200 uses the same image sensor size (not pixel count) as Nikon's other DSLRs and have a 1.5x image crop.

Get the carpet for the house first. (I just had some installed in my family room - we took out the furniture and it took two guys all of 2 hours to remove the old carpet and pad and install the new one!) Then satisfy NAS.

Anthony

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Aleks Registered since 29th Oct 2005Wed 16-Nov-05 06:27 PM
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Calgary, CA
          

Hmm, strange, I thought the D200 did have a different image sensor size......that you could use the older AIS lenses? ah well....nice camera!

D80 | MB-D80 Grip | Nikkor 50mm f1.8D | Nikkor 85mm f1.8D | Nikkor 18-70mm f 3.5/4.6G ED | Nikkor 70-300mm f 4/5.6G ED | Tamron 90mm f 2.8 Macro | Nikon SB-600

  

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JurassicJet Registered since 16th Nov 2005Thu 17-Nov-05 03:07 PM
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Thank you for all the help so far. I appreciate the info on the 1.5 focal length. I was a little confused about that.

Ah yes, installing carpet. what a racket! If I didn't just have back surgery I think I would do it on the side to fund my other habits.

Just trying to figure all of this D-SLR stuff out.

  

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Thu 17-Nov-05 04:42 PM
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#6. "RE: D50, D200 and Tamron lense"
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Paignton, GB
          

>Hmm, strange, I thought the D200 did have a different image
>sensor size......

As stated above, all Nikon DSLRs have the same, "DX" sensor size. But if you want to be really precise, the quoted dimensions do vary slightly...

D2X - 23.7mm x 15.7mm
D2Hs - 23.3mm x 15.5mm
D70s - 23.7mm x 15.6mm
D200 - 23.6mm x 15.8mm

>that you could use the older AIS lenses?

Yes, these lenses are usable on the D200.

Brian
Welsh Nikonian

  

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mfa Registered since 19th Nov 2005Sun 27-Nov-05 05:38 PM
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#8. "RE: 18-300mm lens"
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Pelennor Fields, US
          

>... The kit 18-55 lens is an okay performer but the new 18-300mm lens
>looks like a stunner; we'll have to wait and see a) how much
>it costs and b) how it really performs...
>Anthony

Where did you see anything about an 18-300mm lens? Nikon just introduced an 18-200mm a few months ago. Is that what you meant?

  

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Mikofox Registered since 04th Nov 2005Wed 23-Nov-05 07:20 AM
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Whitehorse, CA
          

Hi,
just received the D50 body and can say it's a great camera. It's actually for my teenage boys to get them interested in photography and to keep them out of trouble. But I've taken a whole bunch of test shots with the Tamron lens you are asking about.
The results in all automatic/preset modes of the D50 were a bit disappointing (Sharpness/ISO Noise). So much that I have turned the Auto ISO off, even in the Auto mode.
If used in good light or with the great built-in flash, at F8 in A/M mode and in-camera sharpening the shots were quite sharp. Have yet to test the camera and lens on a tripod in bright light.

I'm considering these lenses:
Tokina 12-24 f4 around $499
Sigma 24-70 f2.8 around $589
Tokina 80-400 f4.5-5.6 ($449) or Sigma 50-500 f4-6.3







  

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