Trinity vs. Primes? What would you do?

Started Jan 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Trinity vs. Primes? What would you do?
In reply to NikonManSoCal, Jan 6, 2013

NikonManSoCal wrote:

Thanks guys - makes sense.

I am thinking of a mix like this:

14mm f2.8 prime (for UW landscape/city coverage - gels only)

24mm f1.4 prime (critical landscape/general WA use - 77mm)

If you don't need any FL in between then go for it. The 14-24 f/2.8 has been called the best lens nikon ever made, I've heard of cannon users buying adapters to use this lens in manual mode on their cameras. It does have huge flare. I'd suggest you look at reviews of the 14-24 vs the 14f/2.8+24f/1.4 to see if zoom may be better for you.

50mm f1.4 prime (general low light use) -> I already own this

good choice, i hope you have f/1.4G? I have the AI version and manual focus is slow; subject moves out of DOF at 1.4 too fast.

24-120 f4 VRII (general use/travel - can only have 1 lens situations)

300mm f2.8 (birding)

If you are rich enough to buy this lens, may be the 200 f/2 would be a better choice? You can use it for knockout portraits and with TC20 it would be 400 f/4. Seems more versitile, but 300 f/2.8 may be critical f-stop for you...

TC1.4 and TC2.0 for the 300

I would have a gap between 120 to 300, where the 200mm f2.0 could live, however, the new VRII is ~$6K US - ouch.

Tha is about what 300f/2.8 will run ya

Anyone used the 14mm 2.8 prime vs. the 14-24mm and have comments?

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