Starter landscape FX lenses

Started Nov 24, 2012 | Questions thread
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Nicholas Sharpe
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Starter landscape FX lenses
Nov 24, 2012

I shoot landscape/nature, astro, street and still life (no studio or portraiture) looking to start my FX lens collection. Which of these combinations would be best to start with based on performance, build, IQ etc.? I'll probably need the wide angles for landscape and telephoto for astro, so I'm in a fix!

And I'm on a (fairly) tight budget.

A. 50mm f/1.8 --- 18-35mm f/3.5 --- 70-300mm f/3.5

B. 50mm f/1.8 --- 24-85mm f/3.5 --- 70-300mm f/3.5

C. 50mm f/1.8 --- 28-300 f/3.5

The 17-35mm and 14-24mm are great, but also way out of my budget

What are your thoughts if you've used any of these lenses? Or do you have any alternatives to these three combos in mind?

Thanks in advance!

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