Which lens to keep?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by leigh_mazion, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. I'm thinking of selling one of my 70-210mm lenses to help pay for a macro lens.
    I have the fixed f4 version and the f4-5.6D. The "D" version focuses faster but
    the f4 is better for the full face shots. Any opinions?
  2. How much do you want for the 70-210 D version?
  3. Hmmm, sell both and buy an 80-200 2.8?
  4. I guess only you can really answer that question. No matter how you decide, you will likely wish that you kept the one you sold and had sold the other one. I gave the D-version to my wife for use on an F100 and she seems contend with it. Why not indeed sell both and get the 80-200/2.8? Or the new 70-300 VR, if maximum aperture is not a concern for you.
  5. Leigh, What macro lens are you interested in?
  6. I'd sell the 'D' one..
    I hate push zooms and the other F.4 was made for only 18 months and has great reputation, and if yours is in good condition IMO you should stick to it...

    With the money you can get for the 70-210mm D you'll be close to the price of a 55mm 2.8 AF. I have seen them on ebay going for under $200.
    I have the MF one and is an AWESOME macro lens.

  7. I appreciate all the input ... I'm thinking of something in the 105mm range for a macro.

    Did some shooting with each today ... both are very nice and in like new condition. I guess that's why I'm having a hard time deciding.
  8. Leigh, I checked out Photozone's lens survey ranking for these two lenses and they rank the f4 at 3.84 out of 5 and the f4-5.6 lens was ranked 2.9 out of 5. The imagine quality of the f4 was the the major difference between the two lenses. Here is the sight http://www.photozone.de
    I hope this helps you with your decision.

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