A new idea: 16-35 + some primes

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A new idea: 16-35 + some primes
Aug 14, 2011

I have:

Nikon D90
Nikon 18-105mm kit lens
Nikon 60mm f2.8 macro
Nikon 24-70mm f2.8

I'm thinking of trying:

Nikon D700
Nikon 16-35 f/4
Nikon 50mm 1.4
Nikon 85mm 1.4

How does this sound? I'm looking to go to FX but I'm not loaded with extra cash. I figure I could sell the 24-70mm (which I do love a lot, but not as much as I thought on DX - just not quite wide enough), which would cover the price of the 16-35 and the 50mm 1.4. Perhaps try them on the D90 until the next entry level FX comes out and then sell my D90 kit + 60mm macro (which I also love but just don't use as much) and snag up a used D700 plus some extra cash to cover the difference. Then get the 85mm when more cash is available.

I figure its a cheaper and more efficient way to go to FX than collecting the "Holy Trinity", plus I'm really liking the idea of using more primes. The 16-35 would be mostly used for landscapes and outside stuff.

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