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    need good "street" lens for a Nikon F100..

    Picked up a nice used F100 body over the weekend and need a street lens.

    I am thinking around 35 mm

    I can spend a little on so quality is more important to me than cost

    any ideas ???

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    Re: need good "street" lens for a Nikon F100..

    Quote Originally Posted by trioderob View Post
    Picked up a nice used F100 body over the weekend and need a street lens.

    I am thinking around 35 mm
    If you don't mind a "big" street lens, then go for the Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM, otherwise maybe the Nikon 35mm f1.8G.

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    Re: need good "street" lens for a Nikon F100..

    If 28mm isn't too wide for you, the 1.8G is on sale now ($100 off). Excellent reputation, pretty light.

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    Re: need good "street" lens for a Nikon F100..

    I'd personally aim for a slow compact 35mm to keep the handling sharp. I think the Sigma 35 1.4 DG might be a bit on the large side and would not be my personal preference.

    You could always consider the Voigtlander 40mm f2.8 pancake?

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    Re: need good "street" lens for a Nikon F100..

    I heard that the Voigtlander lens were very good.

    can any else share their experiences with that brand ?

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    Re: need good "street" lens for a Nikon F100..

    VC lenses are good...some very good. They do the manufacturing for Zeiss DSLR and M lenses...

    A great choice would be the Nikon 45 P....small like a lens cap but a Tessar so sharp with a beautiful falloff towards the edges....


    Sounds like a fun dilemma.


    Best luck with the choice.

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    Re: need good "street" lens for a Nikon F100..

    When I shot Nikon film cameras for street work, I found the manual focus too slow using some Zeiss glass even with a Bright Screen with split diagonal micro prism, and a VF mag unless you have enough light to use hyper-focal distance focusing.

    35/1.4 AF would be my choice makes for a brighter viewfinder when light gets lower, and can get the shutter speed up when needed.

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