upgrading to ff, need pro lens suggestions

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daizhejia
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upgrading to ff, need pro lens suggestions
Jun 9, 2012

After receiving a d800 as a huge gift and using it with some rental ff pro prime lenses, I feel like the crop bodies (not so much the lenses but some of them are dx lenses) I have been using are plastic toys..... I have kind of decided to gradually replace my current gears with:

two ff bodies (prime lover, have to carry two instead of changing all the time)

all primes evenly covering 16-200 (I shoot different focal lengths, but not rich enough to go longer)

so far I could only afford 2(1lens and 1d700, or 2 lenses) without selling all current gears (by selling them all I might get 1or 2 top lenses but I will keep them to have a focal length coverage for photography multiplicity).

So, I am asking for your pro suggestions on the strategy of the replacing process, and the starting lens combinations. my personal priority is: portrait > wide angle > macro > general > sport/animal.

thus a possible list can be (I am kind of jumping steps due to thin wallet) 105 dc > 1424 2.8(prime performance) > 200 macro > 50 1.4 > ??

I am jumping 24 1.4 low light hero, 35 1.4, 85 1.4. although not that big a problem but I hope I don't miss those babies.

certainly another possible starting can be 85 1.4 > 16 2.8 > 105 macro > 35 1.4 > ??

What's your advice? Thanks in advance.

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