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Best walk-around lens for film on an F100?

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"RE: Best walk-around lens for film on an F100?"

ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Tue 23-Oct-12 02:41 AM | edited Tue 23-Oct-12 02:42 AM by ZoneV

>I've got an F100 and am thinking about going back to shooting
>film once in a while. I bought it used with the old 24-85mm
>zoom and I would like to upgrade to a better performing lens;
>I didn't find this lens to be that great a performer.

Assuming you mean zooms and miderately high cost isn't an obstacle:
35-70/2.8, 28-70/2.8, or 24-70/2.8.

>But I've got a question or two: 1) some of the newer lenses
>have quite a bit of distortion, easily fixed in digital but
>not so much in film. Which trans-standard zoom has the least
>amount of distortion?

Probably the 24-70.

2) will I get all the lens adjustment
>controls on a new G lens on this old body?

Yes. The D200, D300, and D700 basic controls are based directly on those of the F100. Not much has changed in that respect over the years.


>Has anybody tried some of the recent lenses like the 28-300mm
>Nikkor and what were your conclusions?

Not me. I personally go for a fast aperture pro zoom when shooting film, because film has less high ISO flexibility than digital.

Nikon user since 2000

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