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07-11-10, 06:52 PM
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Can anyone tell me if there's any decent 3rd party prime lenses for Nikons out there?
I have my eye on the Nikkor 35mm AF-S DX but I was wondering if there's anything comparable and cheaper?
I realise it's a cheap lens anyway but I'm on quite a tight budget.
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Basically, no. The Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8 looks to be the cheapest autofocus prime lens on camera bodies with no focus motor. The 3rd party lenses start at £245 for a Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro. I see the Nikkor go for around £130 on ebay, so if you're on a budget, it might be looking there.
This is the only draw back with models like the D3000/D3100/D5000. Although cheaper than something like a D90, you end up having to pay a premium for AF-S lenses as the cheaper/older AF-D won't autofocus.
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