Over time, some lenses have accumulated.
Nikon AF lenses with VR (image stabilizer)
Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR
I did not want to buy this lens, but it was highly recommended if you want to film with the D500. The street price is about 220 euros (as of 12/2019) new. I bought it white boxed new for 67 euros in the photographic trade. The Obkektiv works only with the newer Nikon camera models by release date about 2016, there is no adapter option. Even with the newer models is often still a firmware update of the camera needed for it to work. What does white boxed mean? These are lenses that were taken from a kit where the customer did not want the lens. They are then often repackaged in a white standard carton and then sold individually. As you can see from the name, the lens also shows a new letter in the name, this is the "P".
What does AF-P mean?
The "P" in the name AF-P stands for the impulse (English: pulse), which drives the engine.
AF-P lenses use state-of-the-art stepper motors to set the lens focus quickly and quietly. The lenses are therefore ideal for movies and photos.
As I wrote above, the price was quiet and fast setting the reason for me to buy the lens. Normally I have to film a video camera and do not use the Nikon, but I would like to test it already.
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED
The Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm F / 3.5-5.6G IF-ED is basically the one I use most of the time and always on it. You have every focal length you usually needed immediately Parat. It is often laughed at in the forums. Of course it is not a fixed focal length lens which gives much better quality, but the 2.8mm fixed focal length or z. a lens from Nikon in about 28-70 with a brightness of 2.8 and VR proposes just new with well over 2000 euros to book. For the second body, I also have it with the TAMRON 18-270 / 3.5-6.3 DI II VC PZD tried but on the spot more. With Photoshop can eliminate the distortion including the light fall to the edge.
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 G ED VR
The Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR is a affordable Zoom for the Nikon with good picture quality at medium and long focal length, which increases even further when fading. At 300 millimeters, the contrast at aperture 11 breaks somewhat. It is also suitable as an always on lens if you do not often need the wide-angle range. If you do not want to spend so much money and do not need the best of the best, then the objective is good in the race.
Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200mm F/2.8G IF ED
The Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200mm F / 2.8G IF ED is now outdated by newer models. But it is still one of Nikon's best lenses. The lens is expensive, but I have never regretted the purchase. It is a must have for any somewhat ambitious photo friend.
Nikon Nikkor AF VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 ED D
The Nikon Nikkor AF VR 80-400mm F / 4.5-5.6 ED D is in my version with rod drive already outdated. But when I bought it there was not the new version with built-in engine yet. For what I'm scanning the lens is enough for me completely, I do not necessarily need an ultra fast autofocus. That's why I kept it and did not replace it with the new version. It is suitable e.g. super good for shooting in the zoo where the animals are far away such. in the zoo Gelsenkirchen. Since in most situations, the 80-400 was more appropriate than the 70-200.
Nikon AF Lenses without VR (Image Stabilizer)
Nikon Nikkor AF 50 mm F/1.8 D
What should I say a standard lens what you should have
Nikon Nikkor AF 70-210mm F/4-5.6 D
I still have the lens from my early days with Nikon. It makes great shots why should I give it away then. Of course, the 70-200 2.8 is better for lengths but also much more expensive.
Nikon Nikkor AF 35-70mm F/3.3-4.5 (Macro)*
This is the standard wide-angle zoom from earlier times when I started with the F801s (analog).
Nikon Nikkor AF 28-80mm F/3.5-5.6 D
The Nikon Nikkor AF 28-80mm F / 3.5-5.6 D dates back to the early days of my digital photography, replacing the 35-70 for Digital.
Nikon Nikkor AF 35-135mm F/3.5-4.5 (Macro)*
* At Nikon, the Macro is like other companies not to the name of the lens, but everywhere where in brackets Macro stands behind the lens has a Macrofunktion.
The Nikon Nikkor AF 35-135mm F / 3.5-4.5 (Macro) I like to use for macro shots it is an old lens. Who does not need a fast autofocus (rod drive) gets with the part a good all round lens.
Tamron AF Lens:
TAMRON 18-270/3,5-6,3 DI II VC PZD
The TAMRON 18-270 / 3.5-6.3 DI II VC PZD, it was praised in the trade press when it came out that was the reason why I bought it for the second body. I was quite disappointed with the lens. The light falls from the center to the outside very clearly. The effect is clearly visible at the corners. I have not sold the lens because I bought it very cheap about 260 euros. And as always on the D300S it does its job. Again, I would not buy it.
Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
After not being so happy with the Tamron 18-270, I decided to try the 18-400. If I tested the lens I would write a few words about it. Basically the NIKKOR AF-S DX 18-300 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED VR was my Faorit, this is indeed more light senitiv but has 100mm less focal, and costs about twice. The 400mm focal length as always up Lens had already a magical charm. I succumbed to that now.
The lens is used by me at various Nikon Bodys. With my wife on the D200, with me on the Fuji FinePix S5pro, Nikon D300, D300s and the D500.
Basically, I had looked for a Nikon AF-S DX 18-300 mm f / 3.5-5.6 EG ED VR. Because the Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6 G ED VR II has often not been enough for me at the top. But for the few times where this was the case, it was just too expensive for me as a travel zoom with about 1050 euros. Then there is still the cheaper fainter variant of the Nikon AF-S DX 18-300 mm f / 3.5-6.3 EC ED VR. Since I thought that has the same light intensity as the Tamron 18-400mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD and the Tamron still has 100mm more focal length at the top, besides, the prices are almost identical. My choice then much on the Tamron 18-400. The lens is not as sharp as the AF-S DX 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-5.6 G ED VR II or the Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 G ED VR , With a Nikon AF-S Nikkor E 70-200mm f / 2.8 FL ED VR it is better not to compare it from the outset, so a comparison lags a lot. I did not expect high end from this ultrazoom either. I just wanted a travel lens that makes almost clever pictures where I do not have to carry so much interchangeable lenses with me. If I want to do high-end pictures, I realize that this Ultra Zoom lens is not that good for it. If I wanted to cover the focal length of 18 - 400mm for high-end pictures, it is clear that I have to grind 3 lenses of about 4500 euros which have a weight of around 4 kg. If you want high-end pictures then you just can not get around it.
This Tamron Ultra Zoom is great for fast, pretty good snapshots in normal life situations and when it needs to be done quickly. The workmanship is pretty good. The autofocus is quite fast and very quiet. Negative is the small adjustment range with manual focus. But when do you really use it?
Some users have criticized the not so good photosensitivity. Sure, that's not so good, but even here I can not expect any high expectations considering the focal length range and the price.
As a travel lens / always on it lens you get in the Ultrazoom Area for this price nothing better. The Nikon AF-S DX 18-300 mm f / 3.5-5.6 EG ED VR is clearly better, but it lacks 100mm focal length above and it costs about twice as much. For the purpose where intended for the lens, I can only recommend it.
Sigma AF Lenses:
Sigma 28-70mm F/2.8 EX DG D
The Sigma 28-70mm F / 2.8 EX DG D was one of Sigma's best lenses of his time. Of course it is obsolete today in terms of Autofocus quicknes because it has no built-in motor but also rod drive. But that does not make it bad, it still delivers sharp photos.
Tokina 28-70mm f/2.6-2.8 ATX PRO Angenieux
The Tokina 28-70mm f / 2.6-2.8 ATX PRO Angenieux is an old lens but one of the brightest lenses in this focal length range. It has a Lichstärke of open-aperture 2.6 since about 2.8 throughout. Since the lens is made entirely of metal, it is not a lightweight one could also call it a tank. The build quality is excellent. But it's not just the quality of work that counts. More decisive is the optical performance. This time a test from the past.
FotoMagazin 02/96 judged like this:
"Very solid metal frame, filter ring does not rotate while focusing, backlash-free setting rings., The sharpness is excellent in all apertures, brilliance overall very good, slightly reddened 28mm and open aperture slight edge shading ), 50mm -2% (very low), 70mm -0.3%. "
For comparison, similar to high-intensity standard zoom:
Tokina AT-X Pro 2.6-2.8 / 28-70 / Optics: 9.0 / Mechanics: 9.2 / "Super"
Sigma EX DF Ashp. 2.8 / 28-70 / optics: 9.0 / mechanics: 9.0 / "Super"
Tamron SP AF LD 2.8 / 28-105 / Optics: 8.4 / Mechanics: 9.0 /
Pentax SMC-FA 2.8 / 28-70 AL / Optics: 9,2 / Mechanics: 8,8 / "Super"
Minolta AF APO 2,8 / 28-70 / Optics: 9,2 / Mechanics: 9,2 / "Super"
Canon EF L USM 2,8 / 28-70 / Optics: 9,2 / Mechanics: 9,2 / "Super"
Nikkor AF-S ED 2.8 / 28-70 D / Optics: 9.0 / Mechanics: 9.6 / "Super"
If you look for the prices of those days, you will quickly notice that the "better" lenses of Minolta, Canon and Nikon min. had the triple price and more.
I have better consciously set in "" that these differences are only tiny nuances.
What does Angenieux mean with this lens or is it also referred to as the "legendary" Angenieux bill?
The lens has been calculated by the company Angenieux and was then built in cooperation with Tokina.
The company Angenieux is among others companies that build top lenses for film cameras based in France.
This lens is easily confused with the normal 28-70mm / 2.6-2.8 from Tokina, which was much cheaper. The org. Angenieux lens has a smal metal backlight and not the large plastic backlight.
The first test photos with the lens are made, it makes a nice Bouquee at open aperture, is quite fast for an old lens and the quality of the photos is absolutely top. The used Lens for 130 euros was the snapper for such a lens. I'm excited. Also, the autofocus is accurate and not comparable with the Sigma 28-70mm F / 2.8 EX DG D where you can call the accuracy of the autofocus soon as luck.
Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 D Aspherical
Sigma 28-80mm F/3.5-5.6 Aspherical Macro
Sigma 400mm F/5.6 APO
Sigma 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 APO
Sigma 70-210mm F/4-5.6 UC Macro
Tokina SD 12-24mm F/4 AT-X PRO II DX
AT X124 PRO DX
I bought the Tokina SD 12-24mm F / 4 AT-X PRO II DX because I was not ready for a 2.8mm wide-angle zoom from Nikon (AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm 1: 2,8E ED) about 1700 To pay Euro. The Nikon wide angle is not there any more, it has been replaced by the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70 mm 1: 2,8E ED VR and beats now with about 2400 euros to book. The Tokina is very good and was then recommended even if you did not have the money for a AF-S NIKKOR 24-70 mm 1: 2,8E ED or wanted to give. The Tokina is now available in a slightly different version than AT-X 12-28 PRO DX F4 but it is also available again as AT-X 11-20 F2.8 PRO DX. The price of the 2.8er new version, with around 500 euros is quite cheap. Currently I would grab the Tokina 14-20mm f / 2.0 AT-X DX Nikon DX. The Nikon does have VR, but who needs VR in the focal area? One should also have a separate view of the light intensity of the Tokina judge over the whole focal length with 2.0 goes. The Nikon beats with about 2400 euros to book the Tokina with about 750 euros.
Tokina AT-X 107 DX Fisheye (10-17mm F3.5-4.5)
Such a fisheye is a lens which is usually less used, but you can really get great effects with it. I have long considered what I should do my first choice was basically the Nikon AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm f3.5-4.5 ED but that would have new with about 1300-1400 euros (as of 05/2018) too Beech beaten. Normally I prefer original Nikon lenses but here the cost-benefit idea won. I have used the lens in original box with warranty card as a year old lens for 250 euros. The new price for this lens is about 460 Euro (as of 05/2018). The seller said he only used the part 3x and spent the rest of the time in the closet. But if you like to do something with this fisheye effect you should not miss such a lens. However, you need something like I already wrote rarely and there it was just too much about 1300 euros to sink.
Tokina 35-70mm F/3.5-4.6 (Macro)
An heirloom from my dad I do not use it.
From here come old non AF lenses, which I do not want to comment on is absolutely not up to date anymore.
Schneider Lens for Retina III
Canon FD 50mm F1.8
Canon FD 70-210mm F3.5-4.5
Canon FD 35-70mm F4
These are a lot of lenses that I have can choose, but one is still on my wish list. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor E 24-70mm f / 2.8 ED VR. Although I have the old Sigma 28-70mm F / 2.8 EX DG D which can take excellent pictures, but it is slow in autofocus due to the rod drive. In addition, the hit rate for the autofocus that it is really focused, not so intoxicating. If you have time everything is not a problem, but to capture situations bad.
I have recently bought the Tokina 28-70mm f / 2.6-2.8 ATX PRO Angenieux used and I hope that it keeps what the Press wrote about it. Then I would do not buy the Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f / 2.8E ED VR. If not I i have to buy the Nikon Lens.
AF-S Nikkor E 24-70mm f / 2.8 ED VR