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Hello.. I have a N55(F55) Kit bought a few months back. (Ok maybe the lens is a bad tamron etc as some others have suggested, but right now thats all I have...) I wish to buy: - a flash - a lens (200 or 300mm), something that would work with a higher end Nikon SLR , if I buy one in the future.. (do these lens also work on medium format SLRs ?) (for landscape/wild-life photos) Can someone recommend me a few good options that would be worth investing in. Regards, KS...

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    Hello..

    I have a N55(F55) Kit bought a few months back.
    (Ok maybe the lens is a bad tamron etc as some
    others have suggested, but right now thats all
    I have...)

    I wish to buy:
    - a flash
    - a lens (200 or 300mm), something that would work
    with a higher end Nikon SLR , if I buy one in the future..
    (do these lens also work on medium format SLRs ?)
    (for landscape/wild-life photos)

    Can someone recommend me a few good options that would
    be worth investing in.

    Regards,
    KS
    Kats Guest

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    "Kats" <ohkats> wrote in message
    news:3a21b0c1.0307112240.251104aaposting.google.c om...
    > Hello..
    >
    > I have a N55(F55) Kit bought a few months back.
    > (Ok maybe the lens is a bad tamron etc as some
    > others have suggested, but right now thats all
    > I have...)
    >
    > I wish to buy:
    > - a flash
    > - a lens (200 or 300mm), something that would work
    > with a higher end Nikon SLR , if I buy one in the future..
    > (do these lens also work on medium format SLRs ?)
    > (for landscape/wild-life photos)
    >
    > Can someone recommend me a few good options that would
    > be worth investing in.
    >
    > Regards,
    > KS
    I am a big-time Nikon fan, but one thing to note: with the N55, you won't
    get Matrix TTL flash or even regular TTL flash with an external flash unit.
    Only the built-in one will support it. (I own the next model up, the N65,
    and external ***dedicated*** flash units WILL give Matrix TTL flash or
    standard TTL flash, although not 3D Matrix like the N80 will.)

    As for lenses, well me I own the N65 and I own the 28-80 G lens and also the
    70-300 G lens. A lot of Internet posters decry the G lenses, but I think
    it's similar to the "Series E" lenses of yore--that is, bad reputation but
    in actuality pretty good performance. They won't hurt you and the lack of a
    regular aperture ring is of no conseqence with the new cameras (except the
    FM3A). On the other hand, if you want to be able to use your lenses with
    older Nikon bodies (FE, FM2, F3 etc) or the FM3a then don't get G lenses;
    they won't work with those types of cameras.


    Larry R Harrison Jr Guest

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    I have the same lenses mentioned , and they work well, especially considering the
    price difference between the G series and the D series.

    My next lens will be the AF micro105mm f2.8 D (though I may get the sigma version).
    Then I plan on working on buying the AF VR 80-400 f/4.5-5.6D ED, or the AF-S 600mm
    f/4D ED-IF II.

    A couple of the above are as much and even more than an F5 body, so I may get a
    better camera first.(I now have an N75)

    <plotting> Sometimes my wife and I have different ideas about priorities.... I wonder
    if I could trade her off for the 600mm? </plotting> :-)

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    "Larry R Harrison Jr" <larrytucaz> wrote in message
    news:beojq0$7g897$1ID-88822.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > "Kats" <ohkats> wrote in message
    > news:3a21b0c1.0307112240.251104aaposting.google.c om...
    > > Hello..
    > >
    > > I have a N55(F55) Kit bought a few months back.
    > > (Ok maybe the lens is a bad tamron etc as some
    > > others have suggested, but right now thats all
    > > I have...)
    > >
    > > I wish to buy:
    > > - a flash
    > > - a lens (200 or 300mm), something that would work
    > > with a higher end Nikon SLR , if I buy one in the future..
    > > (do these lens also work on medium format SLRs ?)
    > > (for landscape/wild-life photos)
    > >
    > > Can someone recommend me a few good options that would
    > > be worth investing in.
    > >
    > > Regards,
    > > KS
    >
    > I am a big-time Nikon fan, but one thing to note: with the N55, you won't
    > get Matrix TTL flash or even regular TTL flash with an external flash unit.
    > Only the built-in one will support it. (I own the next model up, the N65,
    > and external ***dedicated*** flash units WILL give Matrix TTL flash or
    > standard TTL flash, although not 3D Matrix like the N80 will.)
    >
    > As for lenses, well me I own the N65 and I own the 28-80 G lens and also the
    > 70-300 G lens. A lot of Internet posters decry the G lenses, but I think
    > it's similar to the "Series E" lenses of yore--that is, bad reputation but
    > in actuality pretty good performance. They won't hurt you and the lack of a
    > regular aperture ring is of no conseqence with the new cameras (except the
    > FM3A). On the other hand, if you want to be able to use your lenses with
    > older Nikon bodies (FE, FM2, F3 etc) or the FM3a then don't get G lenses;
    > they won't work with those types of cameras.
    >
    >

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