First Post - D800 soon, Please Advise: Which first two lenses?

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
joejack951
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Re: First Post - D800 soon, Please Advise: Which first two lenses?
In reply to r0gue, Apr 22, 2013

r0gue wrote:

(I think) I want a nice prime for faces, family, friends. Thinking of a 50 or 85.  Either in a 1.4 or 1.8.

Budget? Tons of options here all over the map price-wise. From your basic description, I see no reason to stick with 50 or 85, other than a restricted budget. If you want something with some extra "wow", there are better options.

And (I think) I want a nice ll around zoom lens.

Budget? By "all around" do you mean wide to super-telephoto (28-300), ultra-wide to telephoto (24-120) or ultra-wide to slight telephoto (24-70 or 24-85) or none of the above? Note that if you don't like the prices for the Nikkors with those ranges, there are some third party options. As far as I know, Nikon has the only 24-120 (f/4 or otherwise) on the market, though.

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