Which lens?

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  1. bullshark

    bullshark TPF Noob!

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    Well I'm looking to get away from my kit lens..

    I'm looking at 2..

    Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5
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    Sigma 18-50 2.8

    I also own a Nikon 70-300 AF VRII
    And I would like to pick up a Nikon 50mm 1.4..

    I like the constant f2.8 on the 18-50, but then I have nothing for the 50-70 range unless I keep my kit lens.

    Keep in mind that I'm looking to get seriously involved in wedding photography.. Which would ya choose?
     
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    18-50, you won't miss the 50-70mm range becuase you'll be having a 70-200 f/2.8 on a 2nd body.

    Also, the 85 f/1.8 is alot more useful then the 50mm.
     
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    Hmmmm, please expand on that? I have heard from nearly everyone that I speak to that a wide app 50mm is a must have..
     
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    i agree definately the 18-50

    the 50mm wont be as uselful because its the same focal length as the end of the 18-50 and only one stop faster, s well as the 85 1.8 is perfect for portrait shots whereaws the 50 is slightly too wide
     
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    That's why it's more useful. The 50mm is just too short unless you're just a few feet from the person you're shooting. The 85 lets you be more subtle with better results from shallower DOF.
     

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