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#1 bobjarman

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 10:32 AM

What are you all using for your "Normal Lens"

I shot with a 28-80 IV el cheapo with my last camera, and despite its reputation for junk was pleased with the results.

Question now is whether to go with that lens, the 24-80 or some other lens as a "standard Lens".

I already have a 16-35 that I can cram into an ikelite port is I give up the zoom for wide angle and a 100 Macro. I want something that will serve for just floating around and shooting?

#2 MikeO

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 10:54 AM

The 24-85mm is supposed to have good image quality. Knock on that one is that it isn't constructed extremely well. The 28-105 (the f3.5-4.5 version) is what I started with (because I already had it as a land lens) before moving on to a 20-35mm for wide angle and a 90mm Tamron f2.8 for macro . . .

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#3 bobjarman

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 10:55 AM

Mike, did the 28-105 fit in the port easily with the gear?

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 11:04 AM

Yes. It's not that wide. It fit much better than the 20-35mm anyway. Had to get the rings shaved for that one . . .

Mike

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