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Rooster_kool 02-29-2008 06:59 AM

Which lens for Nikon D40X??
Which lens if the best for shut portrait and movement object for Nikon D40X?? I have Nikkor 18-55mm and Nikkor 70-300mm already but I need new one. Is it Nikkor 17-24mm f/2.8 is suitable with what I need??

dkeus31 02-29-2008 07:18 AM

Re: Which lens for Nikon D40X??
you mean 14-24 or 17-35?
both are superb lenses, you'll be pleased with for sure. Heavy and expensive. But these are wide lenses, not the best choice for portraits I guess.
(both are a must if you think getting in future camera with "FX" chip (24x36); else the 12-24 DX is also an excellent choice)

For portraits, I guess a 50 or better a 85 f/1.4 (or 1.8) are more suitable.

Rooster_kool 02-29-2008 07:50 AM

Re: Which lens for Nikon D40X??
Yes 14-24 it was typo... Yeah thank your very much...i will find and buy it soon. I found some 50 and 80mm kinda good. Thank u in advance :D

fayeulle 02-29-2008 08:16 AM

Re: Which lens for Nikon D40X??
Be careful !
D40x don't have it's own embedded autofocus motor and require only AF-S lenses !
An AF-S lens includes its own autofocus motor
50 or 85 lens are AF-D and don't include their own AF motors.
However, AF-D can be used on D40, D40X and new D60 but only on manual mode (very difficult because lack of Fresnel device)

Porteplume 02-29-2008 11:16 AM

Re: Which lens for Nikon D40X??
Bonjour everybody,

As you're speaking about Nikon, I've some questions too...

I'd like to change my Fuji for a Nikon D40X, just seeing an offert in the shop nearby:
D40x + 18-55 mm + 55-200 mm objectieven + bag for 749,00, or
NIKON D60 18-55 + 55-200 for 799,00.
Which would you advise and what about the prices?
I see the D40x is desappearing and we'll soon get some great stunts...

What about the Nikkor 18-135mm lens instead of 18-55 mm + 55-200 mm?

Amicalement - Viviane

* Knowing that I like landscapes & <a href="">children portraits</a>... :o)

fayeulle 02-29-2008 12:00 PM

Re: Which lens for Nikon D40X??
The problem of D40x is it's not sold (in France)alone.
A good choice would be the D40x with 18-200VR if this combination is available in your country


dkeus31 02-29-2008 12:02 PM

Re: Which lens for Nikon D40X??
yep, i would also prefer the D40x with the 18-200VR or the new 16-85VR...

Porteplume 02-29-2008 12:07 PM

Re: Which lens for Nikon D40X??
Thank you both JP & Didier,
But isn't such lens too heavy?
(I mean... I'm close to 60 and maybe soon having "shaking hands"? ;o)))
What about the sharpness or image stabilisation then?
Would I always need a tripod?


Porteplume 02-29-2008 12:19 PM

Re: Which lens for Nikon D40X??
PS: Having found this single <a href="">body</a>

dkeus31 02-29-2008 01:54 PM

Re: Which lens for Nikon D40X??
both are not too heavy I guess, certainly not the 16-85.
f/2.8 lenses are heavy :o)

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