What lens can I use for nikon D3200? Can I use tamron lense or what else an...

what lens can I use for nikon D3200? Can I use tamron lense or what else and which zoom lense is good for this camera

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3 years ago #2
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Whichever one you want that fits it. Tamron, Sigma and Nikon all make lenses that fits your camera. So pick the ones that suit your budget and the type of shooting you do.

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3 years ago #3
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Agreed, but typically if you are looking for high quality, the Nikon glass is going to be much better. However, Tamron and Sigma make some very comparable comsumer products and usually at a lower price point.

I read recently that Canon and Nikon have such good optics in their lens collection because they benefit from the million dollar lenses that they develop for commercial projects. They have a lot of R&D time tied up in figuring out what works the best. On the other side of the coin, the 3rd party lens makers focus on jst that. Their top end stuff is in the low thousands range and they just don't have the resources for R&D that Canon and Nikon do.

When I read that, it really made sense and explains why Nikon and Canon glass is so good!

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3 years ago #4
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Well NC, Nikon and Canon's cheap glass is no better than the equivalent third party lenses. Good glass costs a healthy premium and isn't really necessary unless the user is serious about photography. It's not really required for family photos.

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3 years ago #5
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Well I shoot with a Nikon and I have Nikon, Tokina and Tamron lenses for it. To be honest, in an unaltered photo, I like the look of the Nikon lenses better. Whose lenses are technically better I don't know or care. I'm only concerned with the final image. As far as build quality the Nikon lenses are all smooth and quiet, some still after 20 years. I can't say that about the others which have become loose and sloppy.

My choice would be Nikon first unless the focal length I want is not available or I just can't afford it.

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3 years ago #6
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Well Jim, judging by the complaints here about Canon and Nikon lens failures I would have to say the verdict is still out. I don't know about Nikon lenses so much, but Canon low end lenses STINK!!!!!! I have tested them and am NOT impressed...

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3 years ago #7
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I have this lens for my D5200 so it should work on the D3200. It is cheap and remarkable...
It's a fixed 35mm DX prime but on a cropped sensor it is equivalent to a 50mm(approx). It's a very versatile lens, good for portraits and landscapes.

It isn't so wide that it distorts when close to your subject, but it is not so long a lens that your subject feels flat, like with a telephoto. Also it's fast! Opens up to f1.8 but its sharpest wide aperture is f2.8

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2183/AF-S-DX-NIKKOR-35mm-f%252F1.8G.html

Low light example photo
http://digidave.deviantart.com/art/Different-direction-415960071

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3 months ago #8
Ken
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How to set up a Tamron 70-210 mm lens with a Nikon D3200. If this can be done what settings on the D3200? Lens is manual?

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