Lens related question!!

jamilsjamils Posts: 28Member
edited April 2013 in Nikon DSLR cameras
I am going to NYC tomorrow and hopefully will be visiting B&H, anyways i am thinking of either getting
the 18-105mm Nikon
24-84mm Nikon
or any other lens between or in similar price range
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  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,823Moderator
    What body do you have? What is your intended use for this new lens?
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  • jamilsjamils Posts: 28Member
    I have a D3100 and am planning to get a D7100, i will be mainly for portraits and landscape ... i was also thinking about the Sigma 17-70mm
  • MikeGunterMikeGunter Posts: 536Member
    Hi jamils,

    What lens(es) do you already have? And do you have a budget?

    If you're staying with DX, the 16-85mm is a terrific lens, a little slow, but very rugged and great on the D7100.

    A 35mm f1.8 and 50mm f1.8 could also be had for cheap (if you want to change lenses) and they are fast, but then you don't get to zoom.

    Much is written about lenses.

    My best,

    Mike
  • jamilsjamils Posts: 28Member
    I have a 40mm macro, so i don't think i would need the 35 and 50mm cause they dont fit my needs i dont think... i need something similar to the lenses i mentioned...and the price for 16-85 is the absolute max although i prefer 100$ less but i might be able...how about the 24-84 and the 17-70 what do you think??? are they any good for my uses (portraits, landscape)
    Thank you very much! your response is appreciated
  • Rx4PhotoRx4Photo Posts: 1,138Member
    edited April 2013
    Jamils, I don't know if I can offer a true recommendation on WHICH lens to get but wanted to mention the fact that the 16mm wide end of the 16-85mm or the 17mm end of the Sigma can be a lot of fun. Without knowing your style of shooting this may or may not help. What makes the wide ends of those lenses fun is getting different and unusual perspectives in your photographs - such as a low "dog's eye" view of a scene. Those perspectives often make more interesting photographs than shots taken from normal heights. Something to consider.

    I also think you'd appreciate the ability to get those wide shots in New York City of all places.
    Post edited by Rx4Photo on
    D800 | D7000 | Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 | 24-70mm f/2.8 | 70-200mm f/2.8 | 35mm f/1.8G | 85mm f/1.4G | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM | Zeiss 100mm Makro-Planar ZF.2 | Flash controllers: Phottix Odin TTL

  • JJ_SOJJ_SO Posts: 1,158Member
    You mean 24-85?

    16-85 is better, less distortion, better resolution and you'd miss a lot for wide-angle.

    If you can try the Sigma 17-70 C(ontemporary, the new line), try to figure out if you like the moving focus ring - if you can cope with it, you'll get a nice lens, I think (but haven't seen much test shots).
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,823Moderator
    edited April 2013
    @jamils: Thanks for the info. Given your list, I think you will find the Nikon 24-85 to be the one to go with. Have look at this review give by Thom Hogan.

    Enjoy your time in NY. Good luck and happy shooting...:)
    Post edited by Golf007sd on
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • jamilsjamils Posts: 28Member
    yeah i did mean that, my bad... i guess my options are between the 16-85 and the 17-70 because i like the fact i can get wide angle and some reach ( i don't need too much zoom) ...and i will be going with the 16-85 untill i see the sigma and see whether its good enough
  • jamilsjamils Posts: 28Member
    @golf007sd i might be able to afford the 16-85 so i might go with that...those 3 lenses are my options until u reach there and try for my self...and i will be on a 14 hour flight it's gonna be worth it ! :D
  • Rx4PhotoRx4Photo Posts: 1,138Member
    I've heard B&H will make you want to lose control. Might want to take extra luggage for all the photo equipment you'll eventually leave the store with. 8-} 8-} 8-} 8-} 8-}
    D800 | D7000 | Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 | 24-70mm f/2.8 | 70-200mm f/2.8 | 35mm f/1.8G | 85mm f/1.4G | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM | Zeiss 100mm Makro-Planar ZF.2 | Flash controllers: Phottix Odin TTL

  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,823Moderator
    edited April 2013
    @jamils: Be very careful while at B&H. Most photographers feel like they are a kid in a very big adult candy store. You go in with a budget and you end up spending three times that. I totally agree with what Rx4Photo.

    Do keep in mind that a good lens, will out live your body by a long time, thus investing in better glass is always a safe bet.
    Post edited by Golf007sd on
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • jamilsjamils Posts: 28Member
    Yup I'd think so , i live in a country where there is barely any photography stores and the ones that are available are way too overpriced and are small, so i will spoil my self once i am there
  • AlfonsoAlfonso Posts: 15Member
    Even if you don't spend more money, allocate enough time for your visit to BH, it is a great place. If you are traveling with ladies, there is a Macy's store 3 blocks away, so everyone can be happy at each place.
  • jamilsjamils Posts: 28Member
    I just came back home from NYC , i ended up buying the 17-70 Sigma and it's absolutely fantastic! i love it! i will post pictures i used it with later. I also ended up buying the Bower 8mm fisheye which is a fabulous fisheye lens that gave me great results
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