View Full Version : Nikon DX lenses vs. non-dx lenses for dslr??
11-09-2006, 02:57 PM
Okay, I am soo confused about lenses for a D200 that I will be purchasing (my first DSLR) I was pretty certain I was going to start with the 85mm 1.8 and 38-75mm 2.8 zoom Nikkor lenses, but then when I talked to a couple of salespeople at my local camera stores that sell Nikon, they recommended to go with only DX lenses due to vignetting and crop issues??? Anybody have any opinions on this??? They suggested the 18-200mm f/305-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR DX nikkor. By the way, I will be shooting natural light and indoor studio portraiture.
Thanks in Advance,
11-10-2006, 04:29 PM
I have the 18-200mm lens they are suggesting... and I do love it, very much so! It's a great multi-purpose lens with great glass. BUT, I use my 50mm 1.8 much more often for low light and portraiture... primes just tend to give you a much sharper image.
You might find the 85mm a little too much zoom for indoors unless you have a large studio. For the money, you REALLY can't go wrong with the 50mm 1.8.
I do love my 18-200mm.. the VR is amazing... just not always a wide enough aperature for low light, but definitely a great lens with a wide variety of focal lengths.
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