Jumping Ship - Need Equipment Advise

Started Aug 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
AndreasBank
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In reply to frank5678, Aug 9, 2012

Hi,

I started with 18-105 + 70-300 combo, then added 50/1.8 prime (all Nikon) and 12-24/4 (Tokina) wide angel. I really liked this relatively lightweight combo but started to miss the option to go faster (And 50mm prime is too long for my purposes on DX)

Recently I migrated to my 3rd party DX holy trinity :

  • 12-24/4 (Tokina), might replace it with 11-16/2.8 some time

  • 30/1.4 Sigma

  • 50-150/2.8 Sigma.

Yes it is heavier than my original setup and only reaches to 225mm (35mm equiv.), but:

  • I did not use the long end of my 70-300 too much and still have it sitting at home

  • Wide-ange and Tele-Zoom share the same filter size

  • 30 and 50-150 give me enough shallow DOF for Portraits

  • the 30 is sharp enough on DX (soft edges are a problem of this lens on FX)

  • together with my D90 perfectly fits my Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW with attached Lowepro Lenscase for the Tele.

Cheers,
Andi

 AndreasBank's gear list:AndreasBank's gear list
Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G +6 more
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