no money yet for a fast lens. what is a good option?

Started Feb 11, 2008 | Discussions thread
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no money yet for a fast lens. what is a good option?


I am trying to save up enough money to buy an 80-200 mm f/2.8. However, I just almost half way up to its price range.

In the meantime, ive been scouring for a cheaper lens to satisfy my zoom needs.

Are these sub-100 dollar lenses of any value? I found these on a local craiigslit ad.

1. Quantaray 28-200mmD 1:3.5-5.6 Tech 10 - $50 USD
2. Nikon 70-300 mm G (not the more expensive ED or VR) for $90
3. or a New Nikon 70-300 mm G brand new for $110 from Adorama.

Btw, I am using a Nikon D1H and my current lenses are a 28-80mm f/3.5 and I recently bought a 50mm f/1.8. (the 50mm is such a great lens I havn't taken it off my camera since I bought it) I am a casual shooter. Mostly indoor family gathering and small rock gigs are my main photography needs. (with the usual impulse to shoot sports and flowers)

Thanks in advance to everyone and Happy shooting!


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