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Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D for a D40??

Stradibarrius

Monroe, US
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Stradibarrius Registered since 17th Mar 2007
Wed 16-Jan-08 01:16 PM

I have been looking at some lenses for product photography which would be done in my studio under lights, tripod etc. I was looking at the Nikon 105 mm AF VR and while reading Thom Hogan's review he also said if you didn't want to shell out the money check out the Tamron 90 mm Di. Well that lead me to look at the Nikon 85 mm f/1.8D. I know it won't autofocus on a D-40 but will everything else work meter etc. I currently have 2 lenses, the 18-55 kit lens and a 70-300 mm VR both are fairly slow glass. I "think" I want a faster lens that I can uses for product photos and low light type shots when we travel. Am I beginning to catch NAS?? Would this photo have looked better if it were taken with the nikon 85 or Tamron 90 than with nikon kit 18-55, with everything else being the same?

Besides the type of photos mentioned above I travel alot and like to take pictures of anything in nature, macro to zoom. What, in your opinion, would be the next logical lens to add?

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