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IRphotography, 09 November 2014, 18:33
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I'm looking for a new lens that has great quality. It would be for my T3.
I have a 18-55 and 18-135 but now I want something that makes my photos turn out better.
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torontospots, 09 November 2014, 20:12
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IRphotography wrote:
I'm looking for a new lens that has great quality. It would be for my T3.
I have a 18-55 and 18-135 but now I want something that makes my photos turn out better.

35mm F/1.8 for depth of field.

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burdmanmarc877, 09 November 2014, 20:16
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Had 18-55,18-135 and just got the 24-105L. It's amazing.

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W16, 10 November 2014, 15:32
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I don't shoot Canon but I've seen enough of the 24-105 f/4L that it seems to be the go-to lens for the photo enthusiast. It has a very good range for shooting cars and is very sharp.

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W16, 10 November 2014, 15:33
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torontospots wrote:
IRphotography wrote:
I'm looking for a new lens that has great quality. It would be for my T3.
I have a 18-55 and 18-135 but now I want something that makes my photos turn out better.

35mm F/1.8 for depth of field.


But 35mm is hardly a usable focal length when spotting/shooting cars in general.

W16
from Pennsylvania
bej96, 11 November 2014, 01:55
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bej96, 11 November 2014, 02:04
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W16 wrote:
I don't shoot Canon but I've seen enough of the 24-105 f/4L that it seems to be the go-to lens for the photo enthusiast. It has a very good range for shooting cars and is very sharp.


I totally agree with W16, this is a fantastic general purpose lens.

If you want a slightly more telephoto lens get the 70-200mm either F4 or f2.8 the image stabilisation is useless if you shoot at anything over 1/200 but anything under its fantastic but not always needed both the f4 and f2.8 come with the stabiliser but also come without so you can choose wether you want it or not, it is much more expensive and IMHO not worth the extra $1600 NZD. I have the standard f2.8 and love it. Mi think cause you have the 18-55 this is the lens you should get.

A 50mm f1.8 is great for cars that's are parked, and is incredibly sharp for the price range it's sold in I know multiple pro photograohers who use this lens daily and love it.

The 24-105 is great it's pretty sharp and is so versatile I don't have much experience with this lens on a cheaper body I have used it on a 1 DX and the results were awesome.

Another good lens to look at is the 24-70mm f4 it's a little bit more than the 24-105 f4 but a whole lot better. The deciding factor between these for you maybe wether you wanted the extra 35mm .

This was shot on a T3i with the 70-200 with a slight contrast improvement edit is all

[http://i.imgur.com/CBL9q8Z.jpg]
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waddle2gracious, 24 June 2017, 03:58
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I know this is an old thread, but I'm getting close to possibly purchasing a new lens, so I'm bringing it back. I'd like to see if anyone else uses/has used these lenses I'm considering, and would greatly appreciate any other opinions/feedback.

Possibilities:

Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $286.99
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II $150
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II $487
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR $500 (this is an FX format lens)

I am currently using the kit lens with my Nikon D3400: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

My questions/considerations:
1) What's the better decision, to get one of the first two DX format lenses (it's a DX body) or save up for one of the bottom two?
2) What will happen if I use an FX lens on my DX camera body? Are the effects negative?
3) Should I even consider any of these lenses, or is there something better I should look into (let's keep it under $550)?

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pdkcars, 25 June 2017, 17:55
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I feel like the 50mm has spoiled me. I want wider angle but I was just as much bokeh... :/

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Werner, 27 June 2017, 20:23
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I was hiking ~4 days ago, and on the trail, the screws in the back of my lens suddenly loosened, one even fell out. Would a camera repair shop be able to replace the screw? How much would it cost? Thanks for any response.

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from Elk, Washington
FanOfSuperCars, 03 July 2017, 10:41
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Werner wrote:
I was hiking ~4 days ago, and on the trail, the screws in the back of my lens suddenly loosened, one even fell out. Would a camera repair shop be able to replace the screw? How much would it cost? Thanks for any response.

I would think so. No idea about cost though.

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