I just got back from Texas at a local Sombero Festival and I was limited to 3 prime lens 24mm 2.8 50 1.8 85mm 1.8 I found out that that working with primes it's just two much of a hassle to keep switching lens in quick situations. The weather there was wet and windy so half the time I shot with Provia 400f with I really couldn't get the color I wanted IMHO. I want to purchase a zoom lens maybe the 28-105mm or does anyone have any comments on a good Nikor zoom lens. Are you happy with the pictures that the 28-105mm make? Any ideas or comments are welcome. The picture attached was taken with a 85mm 1.8 moving float and it was raining the whole time.
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#1. "RE: Zoom Request Info" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberFri 08-Mar-02 09:24 PM
It is almost embarrassing that me, living in sombrero land, do not have a single image like this, let alone as good as this. Congratulations.
I was very happy with the images I took with the 28-105mm, now turned over to my daughter, always mounted on her N80 with very nice results.
It is highly possible that your primes would render better images; however, you get with the zoom the obvious convenience. Sorry I don't have images to post, they are all on my daughter's files, but they are very good.
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#2. "RE: Zoom Request Info" | In response to Reply # 0libelle Registered since 13th Feb 2002Fri 08-Mar-02 10:04 PM
I'm very happy with the 28-105. I find that it's a very convenient range, and that it's pretty sharp.
It's a great travel lens; reasonable compact and light, wide enough for scenery, but telephoto enough for portraiture. Plus, it has the macro. Admittedly, the macro is a bit awkward, since you have to throw a switch on the barrel, and it only will switch if you're focused in a certain range. When operating in autofocus mode that can be something of a song and dance.
Of course, I'd prefer it if it were a constant f/2.8, and zoomed from 15mm to 400mm with no distortion...
#3. "RE: Zoom Request Info" | In response to Reply # 0krf Charter MemberFri 08-Mar-02 10:56 PM
Most users say the 28-105 is the best "all around" zoom for the price. I have one and really like it. Tests show that it has lower distortion and greater sharpness than either the 24-120 or 28-200. The macro function, while not nearly as sharp as Nikon's micro lenses, will get a decent close-up in a pinch. You can get sharper Nikkor zooms, such as the 28-70 AF-S or the 35-70, but you pay much more or lose a lot of zoom range (in that order).
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#4. "Nikkor 28-105" | In response to Reply # 0RRowlett Charter MemberSat 09-Mar-02 12:39 AM
Excellent lens. Lightweight, moderately fast, low distortion. Quite sharp, especially if stopped down slightly. It's the lens on my N80 most of the time, and the lens I would least like to part with.
#5. "RE: Nikkor 28-105" | In response to Reply # 4mike_1 Basic MemberSat 09-Mar-02 09:50 AM
I must agree with the above comments. I have had mine for a little over a month and can't say enough good about it. It will not be as sharp as a prime but unless you are making enlargements above 8x10 you should not notice much difference. And you just can't beat te conveinence of framing a picture quickly at an event were photo ops are happening quickly. Good luck with your choice.
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#6. "RE: Nikkor 28-105" | In response to Reply # 5lordnikon Registered since 17th Feb 2002Sat 09-Mar-02 10:18 AM
I use a 28-80 D, and plan to buy the 28-105. I had used in the day a long time ago a 35-105, which had used about 99% of the time. Only reason I use the 28-80 is that I get in some nasty spots where if I lost the 28-80 along with a camera I will be out less money.
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