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Popcynical Registered since 03rd Aug 2006Thu 03-Aug-06 02:19 AM
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"Which Lens Kit For My D50?"



          

So I'm looking to buy a d50, and I probably won't have enough to upgrade my lens for a couple more months.

Basically, I can either get the kit with the 18-55mm, or the 28-80mm. I'll pretty much be using this lens just for my general all-purpose lens, until I've got enough for the upgrade.

I've heard the 28-80mm lens isn't wide enough, but then I've heard the 18-55mm lens is cheap.

Your opinions on the subject are appreciated greatly

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Thu 03-Aug-06 02:28 AM
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eugene, US
          

http://www.nikonians.org/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=read_count&om=16202&forum=DCForumID201&viewmode=threaded is 19 posts about the same issue

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Popcynical Registered since 03rd Aug 2006Thu 03-Aug-06 04:27 AM
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I checked that.. but nobody mentions the 28-80mm aside from in the first reply.

  

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kd5boc Registered since 22nd Nov 2005Thu 03-Aug-06 05:34 AM
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Abilene,
          

The 18-55 is a great lens. It "feels" cheap because it is a kit lens, but that does NOT mean the quality is cheap. It focuses extreely close, has a bit of barrel distortion at 18mm, and a slight bit of vignetting (light fall-off in the corners) at wide open aperture (f/5.6), but unless you compare it to another photo at f/8 or f/16, you won't see it.

Like was said, the 28-80, is more like a 42-120mm lens because of the 1.5x sensor crop factor. Decent, but considering even point-and Shoots start at about 35mm, you WILL want that extra bit on the bottom.

Go ahead and grab it. It's one hell of a bargain for such a good lens (comparison of price vs. quality.)

You can always do better in lenses, it just depends on how deep your pockets are.

Tom

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Nikon D50
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Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6 Macro
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K1W1 Registered since 19th Nov 2005Thu 03-Aug-06 06:40 AM
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IMO the 28-80 is no wide enough if you only have one lens.

  

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Popcynical Registered since 03rd Aug 2006Thu 03-Aug-06 06:54 AM
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Yeah, but it would really only be for like 2 or 3 months until I can get a 18-70mm..

  

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kd5boc Registered since 22nd Nov 2005Thu 03-Aug-06 07:21 PM
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Abilene,
          

I was in a similar situation...wanting the 18-70, but I decided against it. It does have a distance scale, but no depth-of-field markers. It does do 55-70mm, but you may never shoot in that area unless this is going to be your only lens...which for me is not.

I've got the 18-55, and a Sigma 70-300.
I'm either at 18mm, 35mm (for normal), 55 for short tele (which is being replaced by 50mm 1.8), at 90mm for portrait, or at 200-300 for telephoto/macro work.

I have yet to need that 55-70 range, and until I get the 18-200VR (good luck, LOL) I probably never will.

You can get some extras for that money you save.

Tom

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Nikon D50
18-55 kit lens
Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6 Macro
Mac OS X

  

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Thu 03-Aug-06 06:59 AM
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Paignton, GB
          

Welcome to Nikonians!

You'll find a lot of discussions about these, and other, lenses over in our Nikkors Forum

Brian
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James23p Moderator Awarded for his wide variety of skills, a true generalist both in film and digital photography Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004Thu 03-Aug-06 12:08 PM
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I have to say you can not go wrong for the money getting the 18-55 AF-S kit lens. Even when you get a better lens this lens is so small and light it would make the perfect camping/hiking lens. I find mine excellent and a great value. Jim


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