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Nikkor 28-80 G vs. 28-105 D - How much difference?


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RogerK Basic Member
Wed 27-Jun-01 04:16 PM

LAST EDITED ON Jun-27-01 AT 06:19 PM (GMT)

Currently, the only camera we have is an Olympus Stylus Epic (and a first generation Contax T that just sits in the box, possibly appreciating). I will buy the Nikon N65 (any dissenters please speak now). It will be a general purpose camera with the bulk of the usage for pictures of our now 7 month old baby and travel photography. The 28-80 has the advantages of being light and cheap (kind of like the Epic). I have heard that the optics are actually pretty good and you can't beat the price with the kit. But then again, it would certainly be a waste if the pictures get beat by my Epic. The 1:2 Macro mode in the 28-105 is a nice little bonus as well. Probably would not expect to blow up to anything larger than 8x10. Will I be disappointed in the 28-80 and just go straight for the 28-105?

Any thoughts appreciated.