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Best all rounder lens for the D200


J_Matthew 15 23
11 May 2006 9:19AM
After a recent job covering a local show I have been asked to be their photographer for all of their future events.
I've recently decided to change to a D200 (after much research and such - between the D200 and the 5D - price won at the end of the day)and so need a new selection of lenses.
I have the dedicated wide lens sorted - the sigma 10-20 mm.

but now need to sort out an good all rounder lens (a super zoon such as a 18 - 200 or a 24 - 135)and a good telephoto.

Any help would be much appreciated.

JM
scottishphototours 17 2.6k 2
11 May 2006 11:24AM
Depends on your budget really doesn't it ?

Give us an idea what you have to spend, what the final usage will be and we can help more.

Andy.
mikeyc71 18 1.2k
11 May 2006 11:58AM
For a good all rounder lens for a Nikon try a milk bottle Smile

Joking!
foxybrown 16 368
11 May 2006 12:17PM

Quote:For a good all rounder lens for a Nikon try a milk bottle Smile


try a crisp packet for your canon, it'll probably give you a sharper image!
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
11 May 2006 10:40PM
If you could ever get hold of one the 18-200VR would be worth trying out. If it is anywhere near as good as its reviews you would hardly ever need use another lens.

Ian
J_Matthew 15 23
12 May 2006 12:56AM
Sounds like two of you are not impressed with my choice of camera?
I was thinking about the 18-200 BUT with so many focal lengths crammed into one lens - there must be some SERIOUS compromises... budget for the all rounder is no more than 800 really.
And I shall buy the telephoto at a later date but I'm just grabbing info.
Regarding final useage as I said - it HAS to be a good all rounder - so fast autofocus, good optical quality, and a large aperture Etc Etc would be great .

Ta
JM
12 May 2006 1:18AM
JM,
What do you normally shoot? Landscapes? Portaits? How much length do you need?
Might be worth checking out somthing like the 17-35 or 17-55?

There's no point getting the 18-200 unless you really need all that reach.

Matt
kittykam 16 8
12 May 2006 1:22AM
wrong post
dave thelens 18 936 United Kingdom
12 May 2006 1:23AM
I have the 17/55mm f2.8 ... a super chunk of glass ... and there's nowt wrong with Nikon ... there are those who know and those who think they know.

Dave
J_Matthew 15 23
12 May 2006 3:48AM
Lots of travel and stuff like that, people, quite a bit of still life, not an awful lot of landscape and nature, but as I said I want something that can cover most situations.

I mostly use a 17-35 f2.8-4 at present and it isnt really right for what I want to do.
I dont use the really wide part of the lens all that much in all honesty - so something starting at around 24mm would be great (hence why I mentioned the 24-135).
JM

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