Witch lens (for Nikon DX) would you get?

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  1. stk

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    I have for a long time been planning to upgrade my camera body or change system, but recently I have decided too stick with what I have, and spend my money on improving my system.

    What I have today is:
    Nikon D5600
    Sigma 8-16 f/4.5 - 5.6
    Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8
    Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4
    Nikon AF-S 70-300 f/4.5 - 5.6 VR
    (and a handful of speedlights, a not very good tripod and so on)

    I have already decided on witch tripod to get, but I'm very unsure when it comes to lenses. I have previously owned a lot of lenses, but I sold them as I was getting ready to change system.

    My question is, what would you get if you were in my situation? I'm not interested in questions about my needs or my style or anything, I want to know what you would have done, and of course why.


     
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    With all due respect, no one can answer that without asking your interests. No point in recommending you a sigma 150-600 if you only ever shoot wide angle. Your current lens choice is solid for a general setup imo
     
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    But I'm not interested in recommendations, I'm interested in what others would choose in the same situation.

    I know what's out there, I can read specifications and I've read a ton of reviews (especially for older lenses). If you want to recommend a 150 - 600 mm lens, then do it. I would love to have one!

    But if you must know, I'm mostly interested in learning and getting experience. As of now, I take mainly portraits and landscapes. I would like to change my Sigma 8-16 mm into something better, and I would like something fast and as sharp as possible around 100 mm for both product photography and portraits. But again; what would you buy, and why?
     
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    Never having been in said situation, nor forseeing ever being in it, it would be silly to even contemplate what I would get.
     
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    if I was in your situation (which I have no clue what it is) I'd sell all my subpar equipment and buy a FX body and good FX glass.
     
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    Who is the fullframe fanboy :)
     
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    Id get a good 90-100mm macro such as the tamron 90mm or sigma 105 for product and a long portrait lens and i'd get a good standard oom such as maybe a 18-140mm or 16-80/5 for when I only wanted one lens to carry
     
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    Thank you for answering.

    I had the Tamron 90 mm macro (272E), but I sold it due to autofocus problems. I think a firmware update would have fixed it, but I'm not sure. With older cameras were the autofocus did work, it was still too slow for portraits of kids who can't stand still for more than a split second.
     
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    Use your 50 for fast kids
     
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    How heavy into portraits? Is a lot, and you are considering a FX body down the road, then grab something the fast 85mm.
     
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    I'm considering FF, but I'm not sure I will stick to Nikon. As for now I can't justify the price.

    The new Sony a7 mkIII is at the moment my close to realistic dream camera, but as I add the glass I want to the price, it's just way to expensive.

    A used 85 f/1.8 is, however, a lens I have been close to buying at several occasions.
     

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