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What is the best Nikon (Nikor) lens out there...
Old 02-21-2006, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I an looking for a new zoom that is 2.8 throughout.
Fits a Nikon SLR. Money is no option.
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Old 02-21-2006, 02:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What range, dude...what range? The Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR I had was a hellacious lens, mighty fine in it's range, beautiful bokeh wide open. Since you never struck me as the tied-to-a-tripod type, I highly recommend VR Nikkors for the longer focal lengths.

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Old 02-21-2006, 02:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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17-55mm f2.8 all the way man!! Its on my camera 90% of the time ever since I got it.......

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I can't say it's the best but I've been very happy with my 28-70mm f2.8D AF-S. Apparently some of the first ones made had an AF motor problem but that's been fixed. It's stays mounted most of the time.

Without a doubt my favorite Nikkor of all time is the 180mm f2.8 ED MF... perfect contrast and sharpness. I don't use it as much with a D1X as I did with film though.

I'm biding my time right now waiting for the day I can swing the 70-200mm f2.8 VR.



...Dudley Dooright... what a great image, I'll never forget it. You have a wickedly creative mind my good man.

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I used to shoot models with my Nikkor 24-120 (which is a great range for model shoots), but when I had to send it back to Nikon for some repairs, I got the Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VR and have to say it's the best lens I've ever purchased (and I have Nikor lenses dating back to 1972). Just be prepared to ... "stand back ... WAY back!"

Pro -- tack sharp images, VR allows for better low light stability, comes with nice lens hood, shallow DOF looks great, tripod collar included

Con -- very heavy, large lens size, 77mm filter
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It's really hard to beat the AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR. BUT it's also hard to beat the AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D ED. Just depends on what focal length you want.

I also LOVE my AF 180mm f/2.8D ED prime. It's sooooo sweet and slightly less contrasty than the 70-200. Great for headshots.

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Me loves my 17-55 2.8 Nikkor DX lens
You have been seeing shots from it Tim. Also I think you will like the 17mm part of it.

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