DSLR Lens Help/Question

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  1. supermario343

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    Hey guys...have a question for ya'll. Im going to the Chicago Auto Show next weekend and was wondering which lens I should bring with out of the array that I have. My lenses are:
    1. Nikon 18-105mm VR
    2. Nikon 55-200mm VR
    3. Nikon 70-300mm VR
    4. Nikon 35mm f/1.8
    5. Nikon 50mm f/1.8
    6. Tamon 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro

    Im thinking of bringing either the 35mm or 50mm for the cars and possibly the 18-105mm. Any help would be appreciated, thanks! :)
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  2. princemidplus

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    if you gonna be inside you will need a faster lens and also a wide angle. you are right in taking the 35mm or the 50mm. take a longer lens incase there is anything else interesting that you cannot get up close to either 18 - 105 (this also gives wider angle at 18mm) or 55 - 200mm (if there is outdoor large space.

    otherwise you already know what you need.
     
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    Thanks man, appreciate it!
     
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    Agreed.

    I'm guessing, since this is Chicago in winter, that it'll be indoors. Lighting should be decent, but hardly great, and to keep your shutter speeds down (assuming you're not carrying a tripod/monopod), you'll want the 1.8 glass.

    The VR will help on the 18-105 if you need something outside of the 35 or 50 range.
     
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    Yeah it is indoors at the McCormick Place. Looking forward to taking pics of the nice cars :cool: thanks
     
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    IME, the 35/1.8 is much sharper wide-open than the 50, so if you're going to be able to get close to the cars, you will probably have better success with that.

    The 35/1.8 is probably the best $200 I've spent on camera gear yet.
     
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    I agree...for the price and how sharp it is...its amazing!
     
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    What camera and lenses do you have slapshot?
     
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    I've got a D200, the 18-70, 70-300, 35/1.8, 50/1.8, 135/2.8 AIS, 105/2.5 AI (personal favorite), and 300/4.5 AI. Looking at getting a wider prime (probably a 24/2.8 AI or similar).

    Since the D200 meters with AI lenses, it's easy to get really good, cheap glass if you can handle the MF.
     
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    Awesome...good setup you have. Do you have a Flickr account or shutterfly where you've posted pictures?
     
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    I have a Flickr, but I haven't posted much on there. I need to start doing so again.

    I'm guessing by the 18-105 that you're using the D90? I love the D90 - handling is great. I just happened to get a great deal on the D200 when they were being closed out.
     
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    Oh ok, the D200 is also a great camera...i do indeed have a D90 for now...might get a D300 soon..im waiting to see what Nikon comes out with this month from all those rumors :)
     
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    The D90 is an awesome camera body - the only reason I'd see to upgrade would be for the weather sealing of the DX00 series bodies.

    If I move from the 200, it'll be to a FF to get back the wide end.
     
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