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Advice for Nikon d90 lenses

Discussion in 'Badminton Photography' started by kikks9, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. kikks9

    kikks9 Regular Member

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    Hi BC forum,

    My partner has bought a D90 and we are confused about the lens choices.

    It is the same price for either package

    1. Body + Nikkor 18 - 55mm and 55mm to 250mm

    2. Body + Nikkor 18mm - 105mm

    Which would you choose? Why?

    Should we see if we can top up and go for 18mm - 200 mm?

    Thanking you in advance !!
     
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    drifit Moderator

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    option A;
    D90+
    1. nikkor 18-105mm VR (good lens)
    2. nikkor 70-300mm VR (good lens)
    3. SB600

    option B;
    D90+
    1. 18-200mm VR (all-in-one good lens)
    2. SB600

    option C; which is i am doing now (still acquiring 2 lenses:D)
    D90+
    1. tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 (great low budget fast lens)
    2. tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 (great low budget fast wide lens)
    3. tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 (good low budget fast telephoto lens, the AF not fast though:p)
    4. tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro (superb close-up lens!)
    5. SB600
     
  3. kikks9

    kikks9 Regular Member

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    Thanks drifit for the quick reply.

    Even my partner was surprised hahahaha.

    Anybody else with any advice?

    Thanks.
     
  4. drifit

    drifit Moderator

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    did he just bought from the sales?
    D90 body only at RM3050. :eek:
    + few goodies such as 4gb memory card + bag + etc
     
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    That is cheap indeed! Here it's at least 3500 + no goodies at all

    Body + 18-105 is ~RM 4250 on sale at a big electronics store. Beats the best online price in Netherlands, tempted ... :p. Still hoping for a Nikon cashback special though, which neighbouring countries have had already ":mad:".
     
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    kikks9 Regular Member

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    hehehe

    she bought :p

    there is a sale here, AUD$1585 for body + nikkor 18 - 105 lens and 16gb card.

    promotion from nikon australia till end of september, $200 cashback.

    family coming for holiday can take the camera out of australia, 10% gst claim back at airport.

    1585-200-158 = $1227.00 total price

    after exchange rate should be about RM 3688.87 according to xe.com.

    I think it is a good deal! Especially that it is going to be used here and has Australian warranty.
     
  7. drifit

    drifit Moderator

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    she..... girlfriend :D
    is that means already bought 18-105mm? :confused:

    by the way, Nikon is providing worldwide warranty.
    if only limited, beware of grey items.
     
  8. Mini Me

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    as far as i know, both nikon and canon worldwide warranties only apply to lenses. dslr bodies only have local warranties.
     
  9. drifit

    drifit Moderator

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    aikes.....
    am i still dreaming? :D:p
     
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    I have D90 + 18-200mm. The lens is good, I am lazy and found myself mostly it for convenience. The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and Nikor 50mm/1.4 would be my next targets.
     
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    A bit too late...just adding my 3 sens..

    - If your "lady" partner can only afford either option 1 or 2, then she should stick with it. If i read/understand your post correctly, option 1 will include 2 lenses for the same price as option 2? If that's the case, then i think it's better than option 2.
    - If your "lady" partner can afford to go all out and afford the big kahoona, then go for the 18mm-200mm lens.
    I found one deal in M'sia with the above body & lens, although not sure where the seller is located?
    http://malaysia.craigslist.org/ele/1360756119.html (for only RM3000)
    - Instead of buying the package deal, you can try checking local camera stores or craiglist.com (M'sia) and look for those used lenses. Meaning just buy the body separate.
    - Bottom line is her budget & whether your friend can afford the lenses. Anyway, she bought it already...hope she enjoys it.:cool:
     
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    brand new at RM3000. :eek::eek: :D:D
    plus lens too ........:p

    i will pay RM3000 for body only, the one that photo shown. brand new.
     
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    ^^That's what it says..^^

    ..but gotta check and contact the person to confirm. Make sure it's no scam.
     
  14. Mini Me

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    time to start saving for a sigma 30/1.4 or nikkor 50/1.4 lens so you can take badminton pics in dark gyms, then a nice ultrawide like the tokina 11-16/2.8 for landscapes, followed by a 70-200/2.8 for sports, followed by.....once you get addicted the lens lust will never end :D save our economy!!! buy buy buy!!!
     
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    you use both system, 1DMKIII & D90, right?
     
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    drifit Moderator

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    jumped ship from Canon to Nikon.
    no longer having canon system. sold off all my film based canon system.
    now, building up nikon system. :D in contrary of kwun.
     
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    It's interesting to know why ppl change their system. Is that mean you from 1DMKIII to D90? Which body do you usually use in sport photography?
     
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    drifit Moderator

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    er... previously 1VHS.
    i seldom do sports photography.
    canon is kind of upsetting me. focusing problems, new models coming up like no tomorrow. what if i bought 50D couple months ago and now 7D?
    i am more slow down in photography now. kind of busy and tired.
     
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    sorry, I misremebered you were the one who is a professional sport photographer using 1DMKIII that I saw in another thread, but I couldn't find it now.
    Totally agreed with the Canon focusing problem, it seems to be better with lastest model, i.e. 5DMKII is much better than 30D.
     
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    drifit Moderator

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    you may consider me as the pro. :p:D

    spending too much previously, now just get what i want is enough.
    not going to spend USD5-7k and not earning back with those equipment.
    decent good capable camera + few lenses are more than enough for enthusiast. :)
     

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