almost a d100 user-lens question...
Hi All, I've been lurking for a few days. I have a d100 on order my first nikon camera (former bronica,minolta). I want to get a fairly good lens for upgrade ability. I went with a Nikkor 24-85 f2.8-4D as an intro lens. Is this a good starter? I know about the 1.5 thingy, no big deal to me.I will eventually go with a larger zoom, But I want something sharp and consistent. Thanks for any input...Great Forum.
#1. "I think that is probably the most logical lens..." | In response to Reply # 0RRowlett Charter MemberFri 12-Jul-02 07:10 PM
...to mate with the D100 given the 1.5X multiplier. I have the 28-105 which I bought for my N80 (love the lens and focal length range for 35 mm film) but it is a tiny bit awkward on the D100 (no real wide-angle coverage with an effective 42-158 mm range, but it is an interesting normal-long tele lens). If I were starting over with the D100 from scratch, I think I would have done exactly as you have. This gives you an effective 35-105mm lens (35 mm film format) which is an acceptable range for a knockabout one-lens solution.
I hope you get your D100 soon, and post some images here. I've had mine about a week, and learning to use it to its full potential is like drinking out of a fire hose, but in a fun kind of way .
#3. "RE: almost a d100 user-lens question..." | In response to Reply # 2jrobichaud Registered since 14th Mar 2002Fri 12-Jul-02 11:56 PM
I don't know what experiences others have had, but I purchased the 24-85 2.8, sounded like a great travel lens on my D1X. It was really bad at 24mm! Very soft. I returned it to the reputable dealer thankfully. There's no sub for the 17-35 S. I've played with the D100, very nicely made. Certainly more affordable tan the D1X. Best wishes