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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Most Popular DSLR Lenses

    Here are some most popular DSLR lenses; arranged them in three categories - Canon, Nikon and Other based on popularity.

    I am interested in knowing peoples opinion on the Nikon 50mm f1.8 vs the Nikon 50mm f1.4
    This article indicates that the f1.8 is more popular…is that becuase it is a better lens or because more people have that lens due to its less expensive price tag...
    Last edited by gotocin; 08-18-2008 at 02:07 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    God's Country - Australia
    the 1.8 is more popular because it is dirt cheap. never mistake popularity for performance.
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Near Seattle, WA
    Nikon DSLR Lenses

    50Mm F1.8D Af1. Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens
    2. Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
    3. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor Lens
    4. Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens

    5. Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom Nikkor Lens
    6. Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED IF AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
    7. Nikon 12-24mm f/4G ED IF Autofocus DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
    8. Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor Lens
    9. Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom Nikkor Lens

    10. Nikon 85mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor Lens

    Interesting. By production numbers, I would expect the 18-55 kit lens to be more popular than the 70-200/2.8 VR - ditto for the 55-200 VR.

    Nikon D80, D300s, Nikkormat EL, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, 55-200mm f4-f5.6 VR AF-S Nikkor, 50mm f1.8 AF-D Nikkor, 80-200mm f2.8 AF-D Nikkor, 135mm f2.8 Nikkor-Q pre-AI, Hanimex 35mm f2.8 doorstop


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Harrisburg, PA
    ha, I also would have thought the 18-55 would have been the most popular seeing as how everyone who gets a dslr these days has one.
    Photo Setup
    Nikon D70, 18-55mm, nikon sb-600, vivitar 283, vivitar 285, Cactus PT-04 slaves, hot shoe to pc converters, light stands

    Video Setup
    Sony DCR-VX1000, Century Optics Mk1 death lens, 2 batteries.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Rooz hinted at what I was going to say: 'popularity' doesn't mean squat with good optics, because what's best is usually most expensive. If popularity meant anything in terms of quality, then the 18-55mm would be much better than the 17-55mm f/2.8 - there're so many more of them out there!
    Nikon D40 + kit lens

    Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D AF(...or not)

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