Budget lens lust list

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I figured it would be good to come up with a list of the best buys in lenses for the budget conscious (like me, hehe). It doesn't necessarily have to be inexpensive in price, just a really good buy.


Here are a few that I can think of off the top of my head, used prices are approximate.

Nikon 50mm 1.8 ($100) - duh!
Nikon 18-70mm ($175 used)
Nikon 18-135mm ($225 used)
Sigma 70-300mm APO ($169, $219 HSM)
Nikon 28-105mm ($175 used)
 
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i want a 18-70 :( i am broke and my dad spent 700+ on my d50 plus the kit lens. Yeah he won't buy me it maybe in a week when i start my job i'll buy it.
 
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60 Af-d...

..since the new AF-S, they've been showing for very nice prices.

Also the 70-300VR is well worth the $$$.
 
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The 18-70 is an excellent performer. I used one almost daily for four years and loved it. I sold it earlier this year to fund my 17-55. I plan on buying another 18-70 later this summer to use on my D40. The 50mm 1.8D should be in everyone's bag in my opinion. Its a very sharp lens and has great bokeh. What more can you ask for $100?
 
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