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Dec 28, 2012 16:38 |  #1441

Just did some research and the inexpensive 35 and 50 are close in price.

Which of the two will give me the highest picture quality? Is there a difference?


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Dec 28, 2012 16:45 |  #1442
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MikeFairbanks wrote in post #15417688 (external link)
Just did some research and the inexpensive 35 and 50 are close in price.

Which of the two will give me the highest picture quality? Is there a difference?

I'd go with a 50 1.8G. It's newer, and it's usable on both crop and Full frame.
35mm will vignette severely on full frame, in case you will get a full frame body since its a lens made for a DX format.


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Dec 28, 2012 16:49 |  #1443

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #15417688 (external link)
Just did some research and the inexpensive 35 and 50 are close in price.

Which of the two will give me the highest picture quality? Is there a difference?

Here are a couple of reviews of them, done by the same place.

http://www.photozone.d​e/nikon_ff/631-nikkorafs5018ff (external link)

http://www.photozone.d​e …s-tests/422-nikkor_35_18g (external link)




  
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Dec 28, 2012 16:52 |  #1444

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Dec 28, 2012 16:54 |  #1445

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #15417688 (external link)
Just did some research and the inexpensive 35 and 50 are close in price.

Which of the two will give me the highest picture quality? Is there a difference?

As long as you are okay with the 50mm being a 75mm field of view equivalent go for the 50 1.8G. If you need wider then consider the Sigma 35 f/1.4. That will cost you a few hundred more but it's worth it. ;)




  
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Dec 28, 2012 17:18 |  #1446

I just got my D7000 in!

And Mike I would go with the 35 1.8. I had the Tamron 70-300 on my 50d and it was very nice.




  
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Dec 28, 2012 17:53 as a reply to  @ worrptangl's post |  #1447

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Dec 28, 2012 19:05 |  #1448

I wish I had some chargers for my cameras I have. Some still have some juice so I might take one out with the 400 and see what I can get before I sell it. Everything else is up for sale though now NIkonians. I almost jumped ship with all I got but I love Canon and the process is just too much. I like what I have and I'll just stick to it.


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Dec 28, 2012 19:09 |  #1449

Let me ask you guys this: Can my D7000 take any Nikon lens ever made? In other words, I see some 70-dollar primes online that don't autofocus. Will these things work well?

What are some examples of inexpensive lenses, and should I look seriously at any old Nikon lens I find out and about (garage sales, etc.)?

Conversely, Canon's old stuff doesn't work with their newer cameras. You can get excellent prime lenses for fifty bucks, but they simply won't work with the EOS system.

How does this differ from Nikon?

Total newbie question, I know.


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Dec 28, 2012 19:17 |  #1450

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #15418082 (external link)
Let me ask you guys this: Can my D7000 take any Nikon lens ever made? In other words, I see some 70-dollar primes online that don't autofocus. Will these things work well?

What are some examples of inexpensive lenses, and should I look seriously at any old Nikon lens I find out and about (garage sales, etc.)?

Conversely, Canon's old stuff doesn't work with their newer cameras. You can get excellent prime lenses for fifty bucks, but they simply won't work with the EOS system.

How does this differ from Nikon?

Total newbie question, I know.

Any AF F mount (AF, AF-D, AF-I, AF-S) and Ai/Ai-S manual focus lenses. Do not buy any MF focus lenses that are not Ai/Ai-S. Third party manual focus lenses can be tricky and take some research to figure out if you can use them but if you see the coupling prong you're in good shape.


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Dec 28, 2012 20:02 as a reply to  @ K6AZ's post |  #1451

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Dec 28, 2012 20:54 |  #1452

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #15418082 (external link)
Let me ask you guys this: Can my D7000 take any Nikon lens ever made? In other words, I see some 70-dollar primes online that don't autofocus. Will these things work well?

What are some examples of inexpensive lenses, and should I look seriously at any old Nikon lens I find out and about (garage sales, etc.)?

Conversely, Canon's old stuff doesn't work with their newer cameras. You can get excellent prime lenses for fifty bucks, but they simply won't work with the EOS system.

How does this differ from Nikon?

Total newbie question, I know.

Mike, there is a very detailed thread over on FM on manual focus Nikon glass

http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/92956​5 (external link)




  
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Dec 28, 2012 21:01 |  #1453

rick_reno wrote in post #15418412 (external link)
Mike, there is a very detailed thread over on FM on manual focus Nikon glass

http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/92956​5 (external link)

2409 posts, mainly picture sharing posts, and if I'm not mistaken that thread only relates to Nikon branded MF lenses. That's a good example of a thread that is very hard to fish information out of.


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Dec 28, 2012 21:18 |  #1454

http://www.ebay.com …meras&hash=item​416f88e939 (external link)

I wonder if someone will donate to this guy?




  
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Dec 28, 2012 21:28 |  #1455

worrptangl wrote in post #15418468 (external link)
http://www.ebay.com …meras&hash=item​416f88e939 (external link)

I wonder if someone will donate to this guy?

Wanting to put a 24-70 on a D3100 kind of shows his lack of knowledge. The 17-55 is right up there in IQ and is much cheaper, I've seen copies trade hands recently for less than $800.


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