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Old 04-05-2009, 08:07 AM
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Where's a good article explaining lenses?
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:56 AM
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Re: Lens story

I'd suggest googling....
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:37 PM
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Re: Lens story

Cabe88,
Here is one.... Lenses
You may also like to navigate back/up one page and view all the tutorials/articles... quite good.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:16 PM
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Re: Lens story

Thanks for the link,lots of good info.

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Old 04-08-2009, 10:46 PM
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Re: Lens story

Please be more specific:

are you looking for technical explanations how lenses work?
or
are you looking for reviews of lenses?
or
are you looking for recommendations?

I'll be moving this thread to the Photography section where you will get more exposure....

no pun intended :-)

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Old 04-09-2009, 05:11 AM
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Re: Lens story

I'm working from the users viewpoint. I have a Nikon D70, when I want a lens, Nikon wants a new house. I have the 18-70, I'm shooting a lot of buildings and I'd like something that would get in more scene from across the street. But generally, I'd like to hear about compatability with Grey Market & used lenses, and thank you very much for the reply.

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Plymouth, In
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:06 AM
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Re: Lens story

You mention a couple of different issues:

<< I'd like something that would get in more scene from across the street >>

Do you mean you would like a "wider angle" lens than the 18mm that your 18-70 lens gives you?
Something like a 14mm or 13mm lens?


<< used lenses >>

Your D70 camera is capable of handling just about any lens (with very few exceptions) that has been made in the last 30 years. Both manual and auto-focus lenses.

Off course used lenses can be used, however, "buyer be aware": when you buy a used lens you really never know how it is going to perform until you put it on and give it a try.

Unless I have the ability to test a lens for a few days, I don't buy used lenses: to much of a "crap shoot".

This compatibility chart gives you an idea of the types of Nikon lenses that you could use with your D70.

<< grey market >>

New Grey Market lenses means lenses that have been release to foreign markets, not US market. Technically, these lenses are exactly the same as lenses made for sale in the US. No exceptions.

However, because of the way Nikon markets their products, you will not have the warranty that you would if you bought a non Grey Market lens: in the US Grey Market lenses do not have the Nikon factory warranty.

The other difference might be the manual: in some cases, the manual may not be printed in English,

I hope this helps.


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I'm working from the users viewpoint. I have a Nikon D70, when I want a lens, Nikon wants a new house. I have the 18-70, I'm shooting a lot of buildings and I'd like something that would get in more scene from across the street. But generally, I'd , and thank you very much for the reply.

Carl Beason
Plymouth, In
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:48 AM
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Re: Lens story

Many, many thanks. If I may impose to trouble you further, is there anywhere a listing of after-or other market lenses compatible with Nikon's? The expense is great enough to encourage exploration.

Thanks, Carl.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:45 PM
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Re: Lens story

Sigma, Tamron and Tokina all make lenses that are compatible with the Nikon mount.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:34 PM
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Thanks. I'll see if there's a sigma website.
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