What would be a good basic lens collection?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Leonard Migliore
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What does DX have to do with it?

GreenMountainGirl wrote:

nelsonal wrote:

I didn't think of it before but you could do the same for 105mm, too.  I think the 18-105 hits about 1:5 magnification which isn't close to 1:1 magnification though it'd be a reasonably close to the portrait lens.

Great idea!  Why didn't I think of that?...  It wouldn't be quite the same, though, since the 105mm micro will function a bit differently on a DX camera.  I don't have any closeup lenses to add, wonder if there is another way to simulate?

I'm not clear on what you mean by "will function a bit differently on a DX camera". The 105 micro will have a similar field of view to the 18-105 set at 105mm. The zoom won't be as fast (f/5.6 at the long end) and won't focus as close but you'll be able to see if you like the framing for portraits.

There is no difference in focal length between a 105mm DX lens and a 105mm FX lens.

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