Lenses For The Nikon D80

First published on: Sunday, 25 October 2009

With so many lenses out there to choose for your D80, it gets pretty mind-numbing after a while, thumbing through specs sheets, and browsing reviews and forum threads. Linked up here are discussions, tests, articles and images which I feel could assist you in narrowing your choices down. In the end, there are no perfect lenses, but only the right one for your style of photography.

Best-value Nikon lenses for the money

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Nikkor 50mm f/1.8: Brief long-term use review. Nikon D80 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 samples.

Nikkor 18-200mm VR (or consider Version II of this lens): Sample photos with a Nikon D200.

Nikor 18-135mm: Sample photos with a Nikon D80.

Nikkor 18-70mm: Landscapes.

If you fit this 10-point profile, then the Nikkor 18-200mm is the lens for you, there’s no need to purchase pricey, optically superior but less versatile lenses. Also includes a tip on how to quickly test a lens for sharpness while you’re at the store.

RGarcia asks for help on deciding 3 lenses for his new Nikon D80: Nikon 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 ED, vs Nikon 24-85mm f2.8-4.0, vs Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX.

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