Help..once again..lenses

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by tasnim_fahim, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. tasnim_fahim


    Oct 2, 2006
    In a previous post I had requested for primes to carry on an arctic
    vacation. Thank you so much for your responses.

    I need your help once again: Just a preamble before the question.

    1. D200 bit the dust
    2. D80 has intermittent battery issues.
    3. D70s, nikon here cannot clean a filthy sensor.
    4. my granddaughter left key marks on my 20/2.8
    5. my 35/2 has oil in the blades ( 3 copy..oooovvvverexposes )

    Good news, the vacation is back on track. Loaner D200 has become available and the d80 can act as a b/u.
    Seems my zooms have to be put in service.

    Suggestions invited for:
    12-24 or 17-35 or 17-55?
    85/1.4 or 105/2.8 vr or 70-200 ( ouch !! )?
    28/1.4 or 50/1.4?

    or 18-200? and be done with it. This is a photog vacation.

    Please, please don't pair the 17-55 with the 70-200, I cannot manage.
    Are 2 camera bodies necessary?
    plan is visit sweden, arctic circle, cruise down west coast of norway.

    Grateful for your advise. I am going nuts!!
  2. When my wife and I were in Norway, it was pre-digital. I only had one body (Olympus OM-1) and I only had 28, 50, 100, and a 90mm Macro. I managed just fine. You will to with whatever you take. That aside I would probably want the 17-35 and the 70-200 if I were going today.

    Good luck
  3. tasnim_fahim


    Oct 2, 2006
    Thanks Scott. I am tending towards the 17-35 myself. The 70-200mm, well I am a small old man with a stent to worry about!!

  4. In that case you may want to consider the 70-300 VR. It seams like a good quality (non-professional) lens which is very small and lightweight. I haven't shot with the lens but I did try one on my camera about a week ago. It is not a fast lens but the images I have seen from it appear to be quite good. And it much less costly.

    Just a thought.
  5. tasnim_fahim


    Oct 2, 2006

    Appreciate your input. I have the 70-200 vr, and purchasing another lens
    seems distant.

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