Lens suggestion? 2 simultaneous events

Started Jun 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Lens suggestion? 2 simultaneous events
Jun 8, 2012

Hi,

My job requires that I leave for Switzerland, France and Italy for 4 months. I want to bring my new D800 with some lenses but I hesitate amongst the ones I have.

During that period, my dauthter will have a photography class at ther college. She will use my venerable D200. I learned about it only after having sold my DX lenses (except my 10.5mm fisheye).

I have the following lenses:

  • 10.5mm Nikon fisheye

  • 14 mm f/2.8 Samyang chipped for Nikon (manual AF)

  • 16-35f/4 VRII

  • 24-120 f/4 VRII

  • 50 mm f/1.4 Sigma

  • 70-200 f/2.8 VRII

  • 150 mm f/2.8 macro Sigma

  • 1.4X TC-II Nikon

I could buy one more if necessary.

I shoot landscapes + candid street scenes
She will shoot unknown topics (depends on what her professor asks for).

Here is my first idea:

  • D800 with 10.5, 16-35, 24-120, 70-200, 1.4XTC

  • D200 with 14, 50, 150

Consequences of my choice:

  • I have no fast lens, the 70-200 with 1.4X is heavy

  • she will experiment in a superb context: manual and automatic focus, very large aperture (1.4), macro. She will have 3 sharp and fast lenses, but she will have no zoom (less flexibility for composition).

Do you have better suggestion, including buying one new lens ?

Thanks

Nikon D200 Nikon D800
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