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  1. #1
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    Suggestions for an additional lens please

    I need to get a standard lens which will take ordinary photos from a few feet away. I was sold a wide angle lens which is useless for things directly in front of me. Please can someone suggest a good lens, make and model please.

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    Last edited by Sabrerich; 04-12-2019 at 07:14 AM.

  2. #2
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    Re: Suggestions for an additional lens please

    Get either the 35mm F1.8(DX) or 50mm F1.8 (FX). Either of these lenses will set you back about USD 200/.

    The 35mm will act as a normal lens on DX camera. I have taken thousands of images with this lens in the last 5 years.


    Last edited by aroy; 04-12-2019 at 09:05 AM.
    D300, D3300
    105F2.8 AIS, 70-300 G, 50F1.8 AF, 16-85G ED VR, 18-55DX VRII, AFS DX 35mm F1.8
    2 x SB-800

  3. #3
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    Re: Suggestions for an additional lens please

    Sabrerich, what body are you using? DX or FX? And are you looking for a zoom or prime lens? Budget? There are a number of options available, but knowing this info will be helpful in narrowing down your choices.
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    Re: Suggestions for an additional lens please

    From your profile, I see that you have a D7500 and a Tamron 70-300mm lens. If your budget will allow it, a Tamron 24-70mm would be a great match.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  5. #5
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    Re: Suggestions for an additional lens please

    I think @aroy suggestions were pretty good for work say around your house such as family shots, etc. You do list a 70-300 telescopic lens which is good for things like wildlife shots so the 33 DX or 50 FX would work for you. @Bikerbrent also suggested another alternative that would give you a little more flexibility. Give us more of what you are really wanting to shoot and that will also help in the suggestions.

    D750; D7100; D5300;
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G II VR; AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED; AF-S 85mm f1.8; Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 (IF) DX II; 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR; AF-S VR 24-120mm f/4G ED; TC14E II

  6. #6
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    Re: Suggestions for an additional lens please


    thank you for your reply.

    my camera is a Nikon D750 DX format sensor. I’m a complete novice where photography is concerned but am learning.

    I use use the camera for taking photographs of my local football team and they are published in the sports section of the papers. I have a. Wide angle lens which I rarely use and the 70-300mm zoom.

    i need a bog standard lens to just take ordinary shots. Budget is variable depending on quality.

  7. #7
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    Re: Suggestions for an additional lens please

    I like my Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 macro. It isn't a true macro lens, but you can get pretty close with it. I am not sure what your budget is, but these won't break the bank, and you can find them used. They are about $500 new, but they are easy to find in good used condition for much cheaper. Mine was a used lens. Works just fine.

    Last edited by Dawg Pics; 04-18-2019 at 06:41 PM.
    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."

    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100

  8. #8
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    Re: Suggestions for an additional lens please

    I would agree with @Dawg Pics on the Tamron 28-75 f2.8. I have had one for years that I use on both DX and FX. It is a versatile lens that performs well. Th

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    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
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