Nikon Holy Trinty

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  1. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Looks like Nikon lens nirvana is costing about $5560 new, these days.

    AF-S 14-24 f/2.8G ED $1830
    AF-S 24-70 f/2.8G ED $1830
    AF-S 70-200 f/2.8G ED VR $1900

    Add the 300mm f/2.8 ($5300) and it's $10,860.

    For those on a budget:

    AF-S 12-24 f/4G IF ED DX $900
    AF 24-85 f/2.8-4D IF $700
    AF 80-200 f/2.8D ED $1100

    Total: $2700
     
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    What would that be for Canon?

    EF 16-35mm f/2.8L - $1800
    EF 24-70mm f/2.8L - $1300
    EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS - $1900

    Total of $5000.
     
  3. gryphonslair99

    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Add the Canon 300 f2.8 at $4,100 and its $9,100. :lol:

    That leaves enough for a Tokina 11-16 f2.8 and one Canon TC or with out the Tokina both Canon TC's and a 580 EX II. :D :mrgreen: :D
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    or...

    Canon 17-40L
    24-105L
    100-400L

    or..

    Canon 24mm f/1.4L
    50mm f/1.4
    135mm f/2L

    or..

    12mm Heliar
    35mm Summarit
    75mm Summarit

    or

    28mm Ultron
    35mm Nokton
    50mm Noctilux

    or

    28 Summicron
    50 Summicron
    90 Summicron

    or

    Leica 21mm Summilux
    35mm Summilux
    50mm Summilux
    (I wish)

    or

    Pentax 645 45mm f/2.8
    75mm f/2.8
    150mm f/3.5

    or

    Takumar screwmount 35mm f/2
    50 f/1.4
    85 f/1.8

    or

    Takumar screwmount 50mm f/1.4
    200mm f/3.5
    500mm f/4.5

    or

    ... hmm kinda fun...
     
  5. Montana

    Montana TPF Noob!

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    I still don't understand why its called a holy trinity. LOL The "trinity" would be different for everyone. I wouldn't want my trinity to be 3 2.8 zooms. Prices sure are getting outragous though......supertelephotos are nuts. Glad I already have mine.
     
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    it's considered the Holy Trinity because it's 3 zoom lenses that cover 14-200mm with basically Prime level IQ throughout. so just about everything is covered perfectly. no other lens combination is setup this way. only the prime lovers and nitpickers will disagree. :)
    however, the 200mm prime is better than the 70-200 at 200mm. and the 85mm 1.4 is better than the 70-200 at 85mm.

    oh yea... and the 50mm 1.2 is better than the 24-70 at 50mm but it lacks AF. i do feel the 24-70 is better than the 50 1.4 and 1.8 though.
     
  7. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The main point with those 3 (and that holy trinity thing always cracks me up), is that they are all full frame lenses. So if someone bought them for use on their D300, when they upgraded to a full frame, all their lenses are 100% compatible.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    Bah, I have the Sigma 18-250 and have all that covered in one lens for under $600.

    Disclaimer before getting flamed:
    I do love the lens, but I also realize its limitations and also how the above mentioned trio are superior firepower.
     
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    itznfb TPF Noob!

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    :gun:
     
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    itznfb TPF Noob!

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    the 35mm f/1.4 is terrible compared to newer lenses. especially on your D700/D3. you'd be much better off with the 28mm f/1.4.
     
  12. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    How could you know? It's not even been released yet! :lol: I think you are thinking about something other than the 35mm F/1.4G which I hope comes out soon. :)
     

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