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The lens NOBody Lusts For!

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by bfjr, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    the lowly 28-105/semi macro of course :biggrin:


    I'm coming around to thinking there are no bad Nikon Lenses :cool: 
  2. lisantica


    Jul 4, 2006
    So. Calif.
    Yep! I get similar results which is why I can't seem to part with it!
    Makes a nice walk-around lens too.

  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very pretty
  4. Tiarra

    Tiarra Guest

    Cool shot. Did you use flash on that?
  5. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    no flash on this one
  6. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    When I first bought my N50....way back in 1997, I lusted for the 28-105mm, which came out a year later I think. I finally got one and I loved it. I sold it and my N80 (the N50 went some time ebfore it) when I got into digicams. I wish I hadn't sold it, because it was a fine lens.
  7. > I'm coming around to thinking there are no bad Nikon Lenses

    Try one of the 1970-vintage 43-86's and you might change your mind :) 

    But seriously, you're right - even the Nikon lemons (35-80/f3.5-4.5?) are pretty decent in the optical category. And actually, there aren't many independent lenses any more that fail to meet some reasonable minimums. (Independent in this case means Sigma/Tamron/Tokina/Zeiss.)
  8. The 28-105 is my baby and I'll never sell it. It was my first real lens purchase, and it gives me great results on my D50. Now if they'd make a 28-105 f/2.8...
  9. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    one more from this little lens.
  10. two slow

    two slow

    Apr 22, 2006
    Talladega, Al
    Nice shots. I like hearing about underrated lenses.
  11. Best source for purchasing a 28-1-5? New or used?
  12. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    forums like this one
    local camera store forgotten on a back shelf :biggrin:
  13. Actually I have been looking at this for an up coming trip. It will either be this one or a 24-120 VR. But I really like the idea of the 1/2 macro/
  14. Another sleeper lens is the 35-105mm F3.5-4.5 AFD-push-pull. I use it at the beach all of the time and I also carry the 180mm F2.8AFD for a great outdoor combination.
  15. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow Ben the parrots are excellent
  16. I just picked up this lens last month from a cafe member here and I love it. So versatile. Great 'vacation' lens when you want to keep things lightweight.
  17. tommyc


    May 2, 2006
    The 28-105 was my second lens purchase for my D50 (the first was the ever popular 50 1.8). It stays on the camera probably 90% of the time. Perfect size and weight. For a wannabe amateur photographer like myself, its a great lens.
  18. This was the first AF lens that I purchased when I got my first N80. They both remain favorites. Superb value especially in today's market.
  19. Sleeper

    This lens works great on the beach. It is a sleeper.
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