Primes or zooms for my d5200 and d7100

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Chips Pringle
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Primes or zooms for my d5200 and d7100
Sep 2, 2014

I find that I am like most photo buffs in that I use zooms almost always, except when shooting portraits. My question is: I want the best images, great bokeh, and not spend a ton of money. So the obvious conclusion may be to use primes. I have a f1.8 50mm FX, a f1.8 85mm FX, and a f4.5-5.6 70-300 IF ED FX VR Zoom. I've been wanting a wide angle zoom like the f2.8 17-55 DX, or the f3.5-5.6 16-85, but wonder if I'd be better off with a fixed 24 or 28mm instead. Again I want the best images and bokeh without regret. Help me in my dilemma. I'm attempting to sell my full frame body to stick with DX.

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 Chips Pringle's gear list:Chips Pringle's gear list
Nikon D800 Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G +2 more
Nikon D5200 Nikon D7100
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