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  1. #11
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a D750

    People laugh at me, but the best budget lens for the D750 is the old Nikon 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6. It is fragile plastic but costs less than half what the 50 f/1.8 does. And at f/5.6 or 8 pictures are sharp, you cannot tell the what prime it is replacing. But we don't bang up our lenses anyway do we?

    You do give up the ability to blur the backgrounds like you can with f/2's


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  2. #12
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a D750

    Thanks for all the input everyone!

    Anyone have any experience with the Sigma 105mm DG macro lens?


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    Nikon D750, D5200
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor ED 28-300MM f3.5-5.6G,
    AF-S NIKKOR DX 35MM, 55-300MM, 10-20MM, 18-55MM,
    TAMRON 35-150MM Di VC OSD

  3. #13
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a D750

    Quote Originally Posted by rlrock View Post
    Thanks for all the input everyone!

    Anyone have any experience with the Sigma 105mm DG macro lens?


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    Jake (BackdoorHippie) has a Sigma 105mm lens with the OS (their version of vibration reduction). His macro images with it are stellar.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a D750

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas View Post
    People laugh at me, but the best budget lens for the D750 is the old Nikon 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6. It is fragile plastic but costs less than half what the 50 f/1.8 does. And at f/5.6 or 8 pictures are sharp, you cannot tell the what prime it is replacing. But we don't bang up our lenses anyway do we?

    You do give up the ability to blur the backgrounds like you can with f/2's
    Whlie the 28-80mm is a good lens in itself, it is an entirely different lens than the 50mm prime and one shouldn't really be considered a replacement for the other. at $200 new, the 50mm is one of the best values out there.
    Joe

    D750 | 50mm f1.8G | Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC
    Fujifilm X100T | Nikon F3/T, N2000, N90s | Minolta A5, XG1 & X-570
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  5. #15
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a D750

    Agreed, I have two of them. But folks on a budget, who have none of the 3 popular full frame primes ought to consider it. Especially since the D750 is excellent up to 3200 iso.

    Cost, used of course, is $50 tops.
    Last edited by Texas; 12-03-2019 at 04:38 PM.
    D750, D100, Nikon 1 J5
    (Once owned: EL, F2AS, D50, D90, D200, D300s, and D7100)

  6. #16
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a D750

    Ditch the DX lenses for sure and get some FX lenses, especially some of the 'lower' cost ones
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  7. #17
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a D750

    That's a good idea!

    I'm guessing listing them on ebay and here are the best places.

    Thanks!
    Nikon D750, D5200
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor ED 28-300MM f3.5-5.6G,
    AF-S NIKKOR DX 35MM, 55-300MM, 10-20MM, 18-55MM,
    TAMRON 35-150MM Di VC OSD

  8. #18
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a D750

    Quote Originally Posted by rlrock View Post
    That's a good idea!

    I'm guessing listing them on ebay and here are the best places.

    Thanks!
    I'd try selling them locally on facebook first - This skips the fees and potential returns.

    If no luck there, ebay is the best second option to maximize what you would get.

    If you are not comfortable with those options, selling to a site like KEH is painless, however you will net much less.
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    Joe

    D750 | 50mm f1.8G | Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC
    Fujifilm X100T | Nikon F3/T, N2000, N90s | Minolta A5, XG1 & X-570
    Detroit Imagery / My weekly contributions /
    About.me
    Notary Public & Loan Signing Agent


  9. #19
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a D750

    Ebay and anyone who takes Paypal is very risky for sellers these days.

    Buyer has the ability to make any bogus claim, up to 6 months after the sale and seller always loses.

    I've done hundreds of deals on ebay over the years and recently had a couple crooked buyers ding me. So no more for me.

    Recently I sold a batch of photo items on Fredmiranda.com at a very low price (still lots more than KEH offered) and after a couple months the buyer had me cough up a partial refund upon threat of a paypal deal un-do.

    Some of the guys on FM are in the used gear business. I'll never sell to anyone on there with more than +50 'excellent' reviews. People doing that much business are either nuts, or in the business. Especially when the user-name has never posted anything, ever in the FM discussion forums. FM has terrific historical search of forums and buy-sell going back years.

    Other than that caution, FM is the best option (costs $15 per month to list for sale items). I'm also very happy with the dozen or so purchases I've made on FM.
    Last edited by Texas; 12-05-2019 at 07:31 PM.
    D750, D100, Nikon 1 J5
    (Once owned: EL, F2AS, D50, D90, D200, D300s, and D7100)





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