Lenses for D600 and Southwest Trip

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

I just got back for Death Valley - which is a bit similar.

Definitely take an 18-35G - a quality lens, and good for wide astrophotography (18-24 range) too. The 24-85 is a good general purpose, if stopped down to F8 (the 18-35 is much better at 24mm). If you want a brighter lens for for the sky, consider the 85 1.8G (though you have to keep exposures short to avoid blur).

Watch out for the 70-300vr.  It is susceptible  to getting sand and dirt in the zoom, as it extends a lot. the new 70-200f4 is much better optically and does not extend when zoomed (but it might be out of your budget).

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Nikon D300 Nikon D5100 Nikon D800 Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G +5 more
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