Questoin about Tokina SZ-X 270 28-70 F3.5-4.5

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  1. Krafty macrumors 601

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  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    No, it's a manual focus lens, period. It's probably worthwhile for that price, though.
     
  3. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    But remember - the D80 will not meter with this lens either. So I personally would pass.
     
  4. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Oh, that would be a drag. I didn't realize Nikons had that restriction with old lenses. I guess I'm used to Pentax cameras, which can meter with absolutely anything. So yeah, skip that one.
     
  5. Krafty thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah, damn these expensive ass wide-angle lenses...
     
  6. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    Well, you can use a cheap 28-80 AF nikkor or something like that, but it's not going to be a wide-angle or that good. Get the 18-55 (like you had), the 18-70, 18-105, or 16-85 etc... or one of the off-brands. One that starts about 18mm.
     
  7. Krafty thread starter macrumors 601

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    I still have the 18-55, and the AF seems to be working and the images come out sharp for the most part, I was just looking for another, or possibly a replacement for it. I was looking at 11-18's and such but Nikkor are going at like $700-1,000 a pop.

    I was looking at a Tamron 18-50 (or 55) that my friend had that she let me borrow and couldnt find it on Amazon. She got hers in Korea so I dont know.

    If anything, I could perhaps rack up some B-day money for another 18-55 or so since I guess I could do $300, but if I could find a fairly cheaper one, I could perhaps get two, and be able to expand my photos with them both.

    I returned my friends 70-210. Although I liked it, as someone else mentioned to me before, not good for everyday use.
     
  8. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    So your 18-55 is working? Just use it. If it does have problems then any of the lenses I mentioned would be *OK*. I wouldn't get any of the sigma etc. lenses in the 18-50 ish range which aren't f/2.8 constant.

    If you want another lens to go with it then you're looking either, wider, longer, brighter or macro. Sounds like wider is too much, though there are a lot of options from sigma, tokina, and (less good ones from) tamron. Some of them aren't so badly priced, but they are not cheap.

    There are some reasonably ok and affordable longer lenses, notably the nikon 55-200 VR. And 'brighter' obviously you have the 35mm f/1.8, the 50mm f/1.8 & 1.4 etc etc.
     
  9. Krafty thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah I suppose, I havent really needed it until last week and it turned out great on my D80, so I guess I'm good.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  10. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    You still can use a manual focusing lens that won't meter on your D80. Just review your images w/histogram and adjust from there. Over time you will get pretty good at judging what settings are close.

    here is a flickr group thread explaining how to meter and focus with no metering lenses on Nikon DSLRs.
     

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