Lenses for D600 and Southwest Trip

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Lenses for D600 and Southwest Trip
In reply to jabber54, Apr 19, 2013

Wow, you will make a very nice trip!

For those fantastic southwest landscapes, a wide angle lens is a must.

The first lens I would consider is the 18-35G. I just got it three days ago for my D600, it's totally amazing : sharp wide open and tack sharp across the frame when stopped down. There's a fair bit of distortion but nothing to worry about for landscapes. And the exellent part is that it handles flare very good! It's an amazing UWA zoom.

As I'm new to D600 too, the two other lenses that I have are the 50mm 1.8G and the 24-85VR- The 50 is great lens, super sharp from wide open with a good bokeh. The 24-85 isn't that great. Center sharpness is good, but the corners are soft, so it's not a great landscape lens. It's an ok lens for general photography, but the southwest landscapes are so beautiful that they deserve a great lens, and, IMHO, it's the 18-35G!

Have a nice trip!

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