If you could only have 3 lenses...

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  1. Trenton Romulox

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    Hmm, only have three lenses? I would probably opt for:
    -Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G (own)
    -Nikon 60mm f/2.8G AF-S Micro (own)
    -Nikon 200-400mm f/4G AF-S VR (own)

    So I guess I'm all set.

    Although, I would like a 600mm f/4. :]


     
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    If money doesn't matter:

    12-24 F4.0 Nikkor AF

    50 F1.4 Nikkor AF

    80(Or70)-200 F2.8 Nikkor AF



    On a budget:

    18-35 Nikkor F3.5-F4.5 AF

    50 F1.8 Nikkor AF

    70-210 F4.0 Nikkor AF

    LWW
     
  3. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I only have 3 lenses!

    however were you to force me to only have 3 lenses - of any type - gah how limiting but it would probably be:

    Canon 300mm f2.8 L
    Sigma 150mm macro
    some wideangle lens - if I were on crop sensor a 10-20mm if not then something more suitable.

    That backed up with a full set of teleconverters should see me mostly happy - but still so much range missing :(
     
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    Oh...only three of the lenses I own......Tough one

    Canon FD 50mm 1.4
    Canon FD 85 mm 1.8
    Vivitar 400mm 5.6 (C/FD)

    Three lenses if I had a choice of any lenses

    Canon FD 50mm 1.4
    Canon FD 85 mm 1.8
    Canon FD 400mm 2.8L
     
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    You know it would be cheaper to upgrade to a D70s and buy the 50mm 1.4 AF-D right?

    My three lenses:

    Tokina 12-24 2.8
    Nikon 24-70 2.8
    Nikon 80-200 AF-S 2.8

    I own a Sigma 18-50, which cuts into bot the Tokina and the Nikon. I've saved up almost enough money for the 80-200.
     
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    Canon makes it easy.

    16-35 f/2.8L
    24-70 f/2.8L
    70-200 f/2.8L IS
     
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    I wonder which one of the following you actually meant:

    • Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
    • Tokina 12-24mm f4
    • Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8
    I think you meant either:

    • Nikon 70-200 AF-S 2.8, or
    • Nikon 80-200 AF 2.8
    And yes, I have nothing better to do than to correct completely irrelevant typos...
     
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    Ah, my bad. I was going to type the Tokina 11-16, but decided I like the 12-24 better and forgot to change the 2.8. I meant the 12-24 F4.


    Nope, here I was right. The Nikon 80-200 F2.8 AF-S is a great lens, and I'd love to have one.
     
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    For Nikon DX:

    Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-D
    Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR AF-S

    If I had an FX body I'd want the Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 AF-S instead of the Tokina.

    Of those, I only own the 50mm, lol. I plan on getting the 70-200mm soon. My 18-200 just isn't cutting it for speed and sharpness. Great walk around lens though.
     
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    Nikkor 14-24
    Nikkor 24-70
    Nikkor 70-200

    I have the 2 out of the 3 already, but that doesn't mean that other lenses aren't any good. The Nikkor 85mm F/1.4 is precious to me.
     
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    i dont know specifics, but i know the ranges i guess i would want

    10-20 (sigma?)
    18-200 VR
    and then something longer...Nikkor 200-400?
     
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    $600 from where??

    I paid $394 for mine, pre-ordered on J&R.

    I'd wait for that price to come down. . .

    I'm thinking 14-24 NIKKOR and 85 1.8 to complete my collection of the "pantultimate" collection

    BTW, amazon is dicey about prices, sometimes they are great, sometimes a rip - check out ritz, pre-order for $484 http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/541533303.htm

    Glad I got mine when I did. . .seems like I could turn my 50 1.4G around for double what I paid?!

     

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