lenses for d80, help

Started Sep 7, 2006 | Discussions thread
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RGarcia Junior Member • Posts: 44
lenses for d80, help

Let me first say that i'm not a professional by any means.

I'm looking to buy a d80 in the coming weeks and i'm having a hard time deciding what lens/lenses to get with it.

i understand good lenses cost money, but i'm not looking to blow 1800 on a lens, atleast not at this point.

There are 3 lenses i'm considering.

Nikon 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 ED ($399...ritzcamera)
Nikon 24-85mm f2.8-4.0 ($669...ritzcamera)
Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX ($439...ritzcamera)

The thing is, i want something that will give me good quality, and i wouldn't mind getting the 18-135mm lens packaged with the camera but i really love that shallow depth of field you get with the larger apertures.

On a sidenote, why aren't companies making full-size sensors? i really hate that 1.5 magnification

and PLEASE, if you can recommend a place where i can get the lenses for less.....let me know.

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