which lenses to start with?

Started Mar 19, 2010 | Discussions thread
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I'm a few days late to this party, but...
In reply to justice strike, Mar 26, 2010

...I'd kick off with a cheapish zoom and a couple of quality primes.

For the zoom, I'd go for either the 18-105 or 55-200 depending on your wide vs. zoom preference.

For the primes I'd go for the 24mm f/2.8 and the 50mm f/1.4 (or1.8) again if you like it a little wider.

If you want it a little longer (and who doesn't) then I'd go for the 35 f/1.8 (or f/2D if FF is in your future) and the 85mm f/1.8.

Unfortunately, I bought the 35mm f/2.8D before I'd realised that what I really wanted was the 24mm f/2.8 and the 50mm f/1.4D. I find the 24 and the 35 a little too similar and can mostly sneaker zoom the differnce and so if I had my time over I would've bought the 50mm f/1.4D instead of the 35mm f/2D, but what the hell, I have it now so I won’t sell it.

Good luck

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Nikon D90 / 18-105 VR / 35mm F2D / 24mm F2.8D / SB-400

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