UWA rediculousness

Started Mar 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
Catallaxy Veteran Member • Posts: 3,724
Renting is an option

Rent the lens.

You are about to buy two D4 bodies, so you obviously have the cash. Rent the 16-35 f/4 VR for about two or three weeks to see if you like it.

Either that, or buy it outright, use it for a month or two and sell it. They are in high demand and you should lose no more than 20-30% of the purchase price. If fleabay is too much bother, Keh.com, Adorama and B&H will buy it from you for about 60-70% of the retail value.

I am not a UWA shooter, so I cannot give you any specific advice on the lenses (IQ, etc.). For me, the 24mm on my 24-70 is my WA.

I use the 24-70 and 70-200 VRII for events. Occasionally I will bring out my 55 f/3.5 (AI'ed) for closeups or my 105 f/2.5 AI for a posed portrait, but the two lens combo does well for me. AF speed and AF reliability mean a lot to me for events and those two lenses have it in spades.

Good luck!

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