I am looking into the D700. and would like some guidance about lenses. For my D200, I have a Nikon 18-135/f3.5 DX ; Tokima 12-24/f4 DX; and a Sigma 30mm/f1.4. I mostly shoot interior and exterior architecture and landscapes for builders and architects. For fun I also like to shoot macro (nature mostly).
I am fairly new at this and would really appreciate some expert advice as to the adequacy (or lack thereof) of the lenses I already have for use with the D700. What would be the most versatile lens(es) to supplement (or replace) what I already have?
#1. "RE: Lens advice for D700" | In response to Reply # 0robsb Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006Sun 23-Nov-08 01:23 AM | edited Sun 23-Nov-08 01:25 AM by robsb
Tracey it would help to understand what kind of budget you have to spend on lenses. For example you could use MF lenses to do the things you have stated in your post. I started out in digital with a D200 and all I had were manual focus lenses to start, I slowly added fast glass as I added to or replaced older slower MF lenses but I did keep a number of the manual lenses and they work just fine with the d700. For Macro I have a mixture of manual focus and AF lenses but everyone shooting macro uses manual focus anyway even with a AF lens. They range from the inexpensive 55mm Micro Nikkor f/2.8 AIS to an expensive 200 mm f/4 AFD. I have bought most lenses new, but I did buy my excellent 35-70 AFD f/2.8 zoom used and it is one of my most used lenses and works well on the D700 and is good for landscape. I just recently purchased the 17-35 AFS f/2.8 for the D700 and it also works great. You should be able to use your Tokina 12-24 DX from 17 to 24 on the D700 in FX mode and all of its range in DX crop mode. I have the Nikon 12-24 and tried it on the D700 in that range. I don't own an 18-135 DX but it should also work on the d700.
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