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Old 05-21-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Need your opinion!

So I'm in need of a nice lens for portraits and something I can use for action shots as well. I was looking at the 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G nikkor lens. I'm using a d3100. I love my 50mm prime lens but just need some variety. My budget would probably be around 300-400 bucks. Any input would be appreciated.

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also looking at the tamron 18-270! any thoughts?
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dont know about Nikon, but I love my Canon 85 1.8. Would be good for portraits, fast for action. Maybe a 135 prime(again not sure if Nikon makes it)? Or, just ball out and get a 70-200 2.8!
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I need a good lens I can zoom with. I'd like to shoot sporting events for friends and family
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On a strict budget like that, you are not going to get any great quality lens, and I think its a big difference betwen portrait and sporting, you will need to decide which takes precedent IMHO.

I am a Canon guy, gear list below but Nikon price ranges and focal ranges run around the same, so anything of quality will cost!
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Id preferbly like a lens for action shots and sporting events!
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I use my 85 1.8 for just about everything. It's super fast for sporting events where you are far away and it's great for portraits too. but, I have to agree with 328iGuy, if you want a great lens, fork up the dough.
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Id preferbly like a lens for action shots and sporting events!
Then the perfect lens would be a quality 70-200 in the Nikon range.

I live by my Canon 70-200L II
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Then the perfect lens would be a quality 70-200 in the Nikon range.

I live by my Canon 70-200L II
That's a $2400 lens though.

In that range a 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 and a 70-300 f/4-5.6 is about as good as its going to get.
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In that range a 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 and a 70-300 f/4-5.6 is about as good as its going to get.
EEEK! True....far from mediocre!
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I have the 18-200 Version II that I've shot with my D90 and D7100. I can say it's a great all around lens and if it's in your price range you won't regret getting it. The ability to cover any zoom length you'll need without switching lenses makes it perfect for family outings and other casual events. I bring that up because you may find it annoying to keep switching between lenses if you end up with the 18-55 and 70-300. For events where I don't need the extra performance of the 70-200 2.8 I'm more than happy to just use the 18-200. It's much lighter and for 80% of the shots you won't really be able to tell the difference.

As for the Tamron, I would try and stick with Nikkor if it's in your price range. My personal experience with 3rd party full-range lenses is that they tend to pretty soft at both ends, often to the point of not being happy with the shots I take.
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Thanks for the input tink. Ill look into an 18-200!
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