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  1. #11
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    I currently for my D70s use the 18-70 kit lens mostly for travel photography, and its effective focal lenght of about 28mm on the wide end seem to be lmiting me. I always find myself with the back against the wall and could use a few steps more backwards to get a building into full view.

    for this reason I am intested in the Sigma 24-70 as an everyday lens. However, I shoot like 90% of my shoots wider than 35 or 50mm, so here the 17-35 becomes interesting.

    I was thinking that if I am going to spend a lot of money on a lens, even 2nds hand - it will have to be for the focal lenght I use the most e.g I rarely use my 70-300mm at all. So I will never buy high end for this range.

    Thanks guys

  2. #12
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    D700 3rd party glass? Not that all 3rd party glass is bad... but I'm just saying, the camera is only going to capture as good as the lens can see.
    I thought about who I am... and realized I was an
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  3. #13
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    Well, I wouldn't kick a Zeiss 18mm out of bed for eating crackers...
    Eric Lund
    Nikon D200
    Nikkors: 17-55mm f2.8, 18-200mm f3.5-f4.5 VR, 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 VR, 35mm f2, 50mm f1.8, 55mm f2.8 AI-S micro, 105mm f2.8 VR micro
    Other Lenses: Tokina 12-24 f4, Tamron 75-300mm f4-5.6 LD macro
    Stuff: Nikon SB800, Nikon MBD200, Gitzo 1327 Tripod w/RRS BH-55LR Ballhead, Sekonic L-358 meter

  4. #14
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    Nikon D40|Nikon D5100|AF-S 50mm f/1.4|AF-S 18-105mm DX|SB 900|SB 400|AF-S 35mm f/1.8 DX|AF-S 10-24mm DX

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  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by erichlund View Post
    Well, I wouldn't kick a Zeiss 18mm out of bed for eating crackers...
    I see no Zeiss 18mm in your sig, but I do see the et em Nikkor 17-55mm

    There's some very good third party lenses but in relation to the OP's posts I just got to thinking, what doesn't fit
    I thought about who I am... and realized I was an
    unformed, unreconciled imagery, without "GOD"


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  6. #16
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    I haven't been buying much lately that's not on the essential budget. The 17-55 is a nice lens, but it's DX and there's a D700 somewhere in my future. Thom Hogan uses the 18mm as his preferred wide angle for landscapes. It is an outstanding piece of glass. Of course, you have to put up with manual focus, but that's just fine with a landscape lens.
    Eric Lund
    Nikon D200
    Nikkors: 17-55mm f2.8, 18-200mm f3.5-f4.5 VR, 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 VR, 35mm f2, 50mm f1.8, 55mm f2.8 AI-S micro, 105mm f2.8 VR micro
    Other Lenses: Tokina 12-24 f4, Tamron 75-300mm f4-5.6 LD macro
    Stuff: Nikon SB800, Nikon MBD200, Gitzo 1327 Tripod w/RRS BH-55LR Ballhead, Sekonic L-358 meter

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