Trinity vs. Primes? What would you do?

Started Jan 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
NikonManSoCal
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Re: Do you shoot at all those focal lengths?
In reply to Joe Porto, Jan 9, 2013

Joe Porto wrote:

NikonManSoCal wrote:

Between these two lists:

Primes:

14mm f2.8 Nikkor

24mm f1.4 Nikkor

35mm f1.4 Nikkor

50mm f1.4 Nikkor

85mm f1.4 Nikkor -> to here is ~$6700 US

200mm f2.0 Nikkor + ~$5800 US

Zooms:

14-24mm f2.8 Nikkor

24-70mm f2.8 Nikkor

70-200mm f2.8 Nikkor -> to here is ~$6300 US

All comments welcome!

As some have suggested, you should look at your portfolio and check the EXIF data to see what focal lengths you use most.

I don't even own an SLR lens between 25mm and 69mm right now. I recently sold my 24-70mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4 and even my 85mm f/1.8.

Currently shooting a 14-24mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, and 400mm f/2.8 VR. All I shoot in the 24-70mm is snapshots anyway, which I use my Canon G15 for.

If I did need to cover that middle range, I'd just add a 35mm f/1.4mm, which would also give just over 50mm in DX mode.

That's actually not a bad idea -  although for me I would need a good landscape prime between 20-24 mm - the 14-24 just isn't gonna do it for me with the flare and lack of threads (although I am sure its magnificent).

I am thinking the Nikkor 24 1.4 OR the Zeiss 21 2.8 ZF2

50mm 1.4 (already own this)

24-120 for "light travel" etc.

70 -200 VRII

300 or 400 f2.8 (maybe 300 w/ TC1.4 and 2.0)

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