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Walk Around Lens

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by general, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. general


    Apr 30, 2005
    Of the Nikkor pro-sumer lenses, which is the sharpest? I have the pro gear but want to put together a lightweight outfit for the beach, etc. Which of the small zooms is the best? Which is the best body for this purpose, the D90, the D5000, or the D3000?
  2. I'd go D90 and 17-55 f/2.8, or mayyyybe the 18-105
  3. I just sold my 18-105 and picked up the 17-55 f/2.8. Really happy with the decision...the lens is crisp!
  4. LSSE

    LSSE Guest

    not sure what you'd call prosumer. if you can come with an initial list of what you're considering that would be helpful.

    best for what? weight? sharpness? focal distance range?
  5. general


    Apr 30, 2005

    Thank you to those who provided suggestions.
  6. for weight, id go D90 with 18-105
    If weight wasnt a concern, D90 with 17-55

    my current walk around, D300 with 17-55.
  7. I still think one of the best Nikon "prosumer" walk-around lenses out there is the 18-70. Metal mount, sharp as a tack, light, and perfect walk around range. That lens is all my brother uses with his D70s. Can be had for $200 or less, and it's worth twice that!!!
  8. I'll probably be banished Don, but I like my 24-120VR on the D700/WO grip. I use it as a party/ family vacation lens and have gotten good results.
  9. OCIR


    Mar 24, 2009
    I'm surprise nobody mentioned the 16-85 VR yet.
  10. Don,
    the 28-105 is very nice. Even has a macro switch...
    we have 2, we liked it so much!

    We also have several D70s cameras which perform well, and reasonably
    lightweight. But I think you are looking for a more modern camera in
    you listing...

    A camera with video might also prove useful...(??)
  11. x2 !! Awesome
  12. i got a d40 and an 18-70 and just added a 35 1.8 and an sb400
    very light and IQ is nice

    d40 + 18-70 ($300 + $150)


    sb400 $98

  13. Paul57


    Dec 24, 2008
    Essex, UK.
    OK, I will! That's two of us now ;-) Sold my 18-200 to get the 16-85 - much sharper, particularly in the corners.
  14. I have 16-85 which is great lens, except it is slow, but recently I am almost only using 35 AF-S. It is light, sharp, good for low light, has fast focus speed, solid DOF.
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