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Trying to choose my first lens for a new D100

linco

Vancouver, CA
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linco Registered since 17th Oct 2002
Fri 18-Oct-02 03:33 PM

I am trying to decide on which lens to get with my new D100. Like a lot of other people, I really can't afford top of the line glass yet so I am looking for a good quality all-around lens to keep me going for awhile. (I am moving over from a Nikon CP5000 so this is a big jump) I shoot a lot of landscapes and lately, some macro work. I've been asking on several newsgroups, etc., and reading all the threads I can find on the subject and I am still confused/stumped. Here is where I am at so far:

50mm 1.8 AF/D the price is so good on this one that I will buy it no matter what

Where I need to make a choice(and am looking for advice):

Nikor 24-85 -very popular on several threads but some people seem to favour the next one:

Nikor 28-105 -very popular on another thread which seems to be more film-oriented. I've heard that it is really slow? Not sure I would notice that as my CP5000 is slow.

Nikor 35-105 -suggested by an Instructor but I can't find much info. How would it be with a D100?

Tamron 24-135 -very popular on another newsgroup but how compatable is it with the D100?

Part of the problem is I really don't understand the pros and cons of each lens in conjunction with the D100. I understand that G lenses do not have an aperture ring but is lack of Auto focus on others really a big issue?

Any one who is willing to weigh in on this would be appreciated.

Thanks for your time!


Lin

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