[jhb_airlines] Re: OT: Lenses

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 17:31:20 -0000

I'm not very up to date on the lens market these days. I still recall that
Tamron and Soligor were the leaders in this field but that was 30 years ago.

I still have a Nikon but it's a manual model - the FM2. The two lenses I
have for this are both Nikon's - a 28-75 zoom and the 100-300 zoom. The
former was new but I got the latter second hand from Gray's of Westminster.
They are not cheap but their stock is very good quality. The link is


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 07 November 2005 13:21
Subject: [jhb_airlines] OT: Lenses

Son is intending to buy a Nikon digital SLR at some stage. He decided
that a second hand Nikon film SLR package might be a good route to
lenses, since he reckons the AF lenses are interchangeable between film
and digital Nikons.
 For reasons that escape me, he's found it difficult to resist buyin the
film version F80, without lenses, since ho got it, via Ebay, for only £80. I
guess this means that whatever Nikpn compatible AF lenses he buys will
fit this one, plus the digital SLR Nikon that he intends to

The good new is that at least we now have an avenue to be explored, when
Christmas present time is upon us.
A quick net trawl suggests lenses from suppliers other than Nikon are a
better buy. Anyone with experience of doing this and able to give me a
few ideas?

Gerry Winskill

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