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What lens (Nikon mount) have an aperture ring in the 17-50mm range?

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What lens (Nikon mount) have an aperture ring in the 17-50mm range?

I'm looking for a lens that has an aperture ring in the ~17-50mm range, which ones do? And it'd be best if the aperture has f2.8 ability.

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Only AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D

But but but....it's a $1900 lens
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aesop wrote:
Feb 8th, 2010 7:44 pm
17-55f2.8 DX AFS
That one has no aperture ring.
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You want a zoom? Limited choice as mentioned... primes you will have more luck... both the 35 f2D and 50 f1.4D have aperture rings, but they are AF only, no AF-S so you will need a D90 or above to autofocus with those.
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Well, I kind of want something on the wider end that has an aperture ring. The closest thing I've got is the Tamron 28-75 F2.8... should I just stick with that then?
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just curious why do you want an aperture ring?

Not sure if it goes for all len's but I have an AF lens with an aperture ring but to make it work on my D90 the aperture is set and locked at one setting and it doesn't get played with if that's what you wanted to do
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cyder wrote:
Feb 9th, 2010 6:53 pm
just curious why do you want an aperture ring?

Not sure if it goes for all len's but I have an AF lens with an aperture ring but to make it work on my D90 the aperture is set and locked at one setting and it doesn't get played with if that's what you wanted to do
For recording video with my D90. ;)

I like AE-locking prior to entering the live-view and then switching up my aperture to a more preferred setting since it's all manual focus anyways.

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