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andres0101 Registered since 28th Nov 2010Fri 20-Jan-12 10:38 PM
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"hey guys I'm traveling"


Bridgeport, US
          

Hey guys I just want some advice...im traveling to Zurich Switzerland next week and i wanted to know which lens i should take with me i have a d5000

35mm?
18-55?
55-200?

or should i try to buy something different.

another question I've been reading about the 50mm lens is it worth buying?

thank you in advance any input is greatly appreciated.

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Fri 20-Jan-12 11:27 PM
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Seattle, WA, US
          

I would take all three, assuming space is not an issue. If I was really limited to one, it would be the 18-55mm; but I don't know how well that fits into YOUR shooting style.

Since you already have the 35mm, getting the 50mm on a DX body may not be all that it is hyped up to be. Depends on your shootint style.

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Joseph K
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D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 D,
17-55mm f/2.8 DX, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

  

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andres0101 Registered since 28th Nov 2010Sat 21-Jan-12 01:15 AM
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Bridgeport, US
          

whats truly better a 18-105 or 18-200???

what do you guys think about the tamron 18-270??

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Sat 21-Jan-12 05:39 AM
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Depends on your criteria for better.

The 18-105mm has better image quality (IQ) than the 18-200mm according to the guys doing lens tests. In general, the bigger the zoom range, the lower the IQ. It holds for the 18-270mm, too.

Whether you would actually see the IQ difference may depend on your subjects and what you do with the photos.

Matching the 18-105mm with the 70-300mm would be a good travel kit. The 18-270mm would get you about the same zoom range at a lower price and without changing lenses but a lower image quality.

Depends on what you think is more important. I will happily do lens changes to get the higher IQ. Other prefer the single lighter lens instead of carrying multiple lenses.

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D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 D,
17-55mm f/2.8 DX, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Sat 21-Jan-12 06:37 AM
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Richmond, US
          

> what do you guys think about the tamron 18-270??

I find that it is the single most difficult to use lens I've ever tried. The optics are OK - actually pretty good for a 15x zoom, which is what this is. But it is incredibly hard to get consistent quality results, and I don't know why. It's probably user error, but if so, I don't know what error, and moreover I can get consistent results out of pretty much any other lens far more easily. It's not a bad sample- I've had two, and they're both this way. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 21-Jan-12 03:23 PM
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#5. "RE: hey guys I'm traveling"
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Hi Andres,

>whats truly better a 18-105 or 18-200???

The 18-105 mm may be slightly better from 18-24mm but not by very much.
The 18-200mm has a significantly wider range. Therefore it is preferred by many as a Jack-of-All-Trades One Lens Solution the is perfect for traveling.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Floridian Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007Sat 21-Jan-12 06:41 PM
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>whats truly better a 18-105 or 18-200???

My travel lens is an 18-200. I find that it is far better than the 18-105 at focal lengths between 105 and 200. (Said with only slight humor; the 18-200 is pretty good up to 105, and you do get the extra reach if you want it. Considering its versatility, I think the 18-200 does a good job all the way out to 200.)

Randy

  

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Sacramento, US
          

My parents are planning on going to Europe (group tour). Besides the D3100 kit I got for them I also purchased the 35mm f/1.8g. Which lens would be better the 55-200mm or 55-300mm to compliment the 18-55mm lens that came with the camera?

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Mon 13-Feb-12 05:54 AM
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US
          

Hi Dean,

While both lenses compliment the 18-55mm, the 55-300mm provides an extra 100mm at the long end making it a little more versitile than the 55-200mm.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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