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Manuductor
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Used lens for D600


I just got the D600 with a 24-300 lens, but want a lighter, used lens. Any suggestions? Thanks.


Sep 24, 2012 at 04:48 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Used lens for D600


35/2 AFD.

If you want a more thorough response, maybe let us know what you like to shoot?



Sep 24, 2012 at 05:06 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Used lens for D600


I want to use the lens for walk-abouts to shoot street scenes, people, shapes and objects, and just general quick grab-shots of interest. I use the other lenses for composed stuff like sunsets, landscapes, family. Thanks.


Sep 25, 2012 at 01:22 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Used lens for D600


Then I stand by my recommendation. They are cheap, I've seen a few come up locally for around $250, pretty fast compared to your 28-300 and 35mm is one of my go-to focal lengths.

You can get pretty good subject isolation with it, very good for environmental type portraits. Super fast AF makes it a great street lens. I could go on, but for the price I think everyone should have one.



Sep 25, 2012 at 01:30 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Used lens for D600


I second the 35mm focal length, and the used prices Dylan is seeing on the 35/2. I've not used that lens but enjoy the 35/1.4 AI-s tremendously. And certainly anything in the 50mm range is a good consideration new or used... 50/1.8 AF-D for $120 new, or the AFS for $210...


Sep 25, 2012 at 02:58 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Used lens for D600


Thank you both. Ken Rockwell has a very positive review of the 35/2 with a link to an eBay auction where a slightly used 35/2 is going for $205. I am watching it. I also have the 50/1.4D but I believe that is DX not FX. I believe the 35/2 is FX so I will go that route. Thanks again for the very quick, helpful responses. Matt


Sep 25, 2012 at 03:35 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Used lens for D600


Manuductor wrote:
Thank you both. Ken Rockwell has a very positive review of the 35/2 with a link to an eBay auction where a slightly used 35/2 is going for $205. I am watching it. I also have the 50/1.4D but I believe that is DX not FX. I believe the 35/2 is FX so I will go that route. Thanks again for the very quick, helpful responses. Matt


Actually, you'll be happy to hear that your 50 is in fact FX. All of them are.

It is not the most well regarded 50 out there, but I would buy one given the chance. I've got 5 or 6 so far, so whats one more.

The 50/1.8G is very popular, although that is not in my collection.



Sep 25, 2012 at 03:46 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Used lens for D600


That 24-300mm must weigh a ton after walking about for a while. If I used that, I think I'd be shooting from a sitting position most of the time.

For what you intend to do, may I suggest another lens; the AIS 28mmf2.8 which is so well known I think I do not have to sing its praises. I'm sorry I have not used any 35mm lens, so I can't compare with it.

But for street scenes and walk about, with the 28mm f2.8 you do not need to focus much, even as a manual focus lens. If it is bright enough on the street, especially in broad daylight, with f11 the DOF is from <1.5 metres to infinity - you can practically shoot without having to re-focus - just point and shoot!

For shapes and objects - close-ups(?), it focuses to less than 8 inches.

I also think this lens would be good for what you use your other lenses for, landscapes and family.

It may cost a little more than the lenses suggested here, but I think you will not regret it. I just got one a week ago and I am most pleased with it. I am trying hard to contain myself from waxing lyrical about it, as it would be old hat to the more learned contributors to this thread.

Give the AIS 28mmf2.8 some serious consideration because once you get hold of a good one you will want to keep it.



Sep 25, 2012 at 03:55 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Used lens for D600


I agree, the 28mm manual focus ais lenses are great and I would recommend one to anyone who's up for a bit of a challenge. I have the f2 version and it is fantastic.

Some people get along just fine with MF, some never warm to it. Personally I prefer it, but sometime af is a necessity.



Sep 25, 2012 at 04:55 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Used lens for D600


There are lots of very good IQ MF lenses to choose if you don't shoot PJ style.


Sep 25, 2012 at 05:00 AM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Used lens for D600


Wow!! What a great site this is. Wonderful info and easily understood. I got the 24-300 on a recommendation from a young salesperson at the store where I buy my gear. I usually deal with the owner who doesn't push anything, just lays out the alternatives, but he was in Germany at the Photokina Conference and I was impatient and dealing with the store over the phone. I had ordered the 600 in May on the recommendation of the owner and had gotten the phone call that the body had arrived. So we then moved on to a discussion of a lens since the 24-70 is so heavy and I wanted a rig I could just grab and go without fussing with lenses. I am not happy with the 28-300's performance so far -- very slow -- but I have not really given it a good run. I'll chalk it up to stupidity and a lesson learned -- i.e., check here first before buying. I'll look into the 28mm today. This is fun. Thanks to all.


Sep 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Used lens for D600


Glad to be of assistance.

I would check out the Buy and Sell here on these forums. You don't have to pay for a subscription if you are buying, only selling, and I can see 3 28mm ai/ais lenses availaible at this very moment, all of which are under $300.

28mm f2.8 AIS:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1150536/0?keyword=28mm#10978685

28mm f2 AIS:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1148852/0?keyword=28mm#10961810

28mm f2 AI:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1149390/0?keyword=28mm#10966923

Once you have one of these great MF Nikkors, head on over to the Manual Focus Nikon Lens thread and introduce yourself. It is a bit daunting at just shy of 2000 pages, I suggest starting 100 pages back and reading up to today. Fastest moving thread here at fredmiranda so buckle up. Great group of people and some amazing photography with these old MF beauties.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1149390/0?keyword=28mm#10966923



Sep 25, 2012 at 01:25 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Used lens for D600


It was a delight to write about something that we like and enjoy.

One more thing to be careful about, if you are looking for the 28mmf2.8 lens. There is a world of difference between the AIS version and the the others which are non-AIS. Even just the AI type is inferior to the AIS one. Also, the AF versions are not as good optically as the AIS by a fair margin.

So be very particular over what you are looking for.



Sep 25, 2012 at 01:51 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Used lens for D600


DTOB, How do I buy? I want the first one offered by Trakl. Thanks.


Sep 25, 2012 at 03:35 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Used lens for D600


Sending you a PM Manu.


Sep 25, 2012 at 04:05 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Used lens for D600


JimmyChoo wrote:
That 24-300mm must weigh a ton after walking about for a while. If I used that, I think I'd be shooting from a sitting position most of the time. quote<<<

Indeed, heavy and rare.

My AF-S Nikkor 28-300 is my all time favorite lens and I may get a second one unless the AF-S 80-400 is ever built.
I now have it dedicated to the D600 and do not find it too heavy at all.
My 13-24, 17-35, 28-70, 70-200, 80-200, and 80-400 are all heavier.

I am not enthused about the new AF-S 24-85 VR but you may like it.
A discount may still be
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Sep 26, 2012 at 02:52 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Used lens for D600


Find you a 28-200 3.5-5.6G. Small light and a very good lens. Hell even Rockwell likes it!!!


Sep 26, 2012 at 03:46 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Used lens for D600


RRRoger wrote:
I am not enthused about the new AF-S 24-85 VR but you may like it.
A discount may still be available because of your D600 purchase.


What did you not like about it?

brad



Sep 26, 2012 at 03:54 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Used lens for D600


DigMeTX wrote:
What did you not like about it?

brad quote<<

I do not like the build and specs.
Perhaps I am biased as I did not like the original 24-85 that I had.
There have been mixed reports on the new version.
I would go into a shop with my D600 and try it before I would buy it.



Sep 26, 2012 at 05:47 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Used lens for D600


mikesrc wrote:
Find you a 28-200 3.5-5.6G. Small light and a very good lens. Hell even Rockwell likes it!!!


Given his penchant for unsubstantiated hyperbole as well as taking information out of context, I wouldn’t be surprised if he deemed it the “world’s best.”



Sep 26, 2012 at 06:15 PM
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