16-28 Tokina FX lens+ 50 mm 1.8 G + 70-300 VR2, does it cover a reasonable ground

Started Jul 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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HVenkat Forum Member • Posts: 55
16-28 Tokina FX lens+ 50 mm 1.8 G + 70-300 VR2, does it cover a reasonable ground


I have been using 16-85 & 70-300 on D 7000, thus more or less covering the larger gamut of focal lengths being used for most types of photography, except macro, fish eye etc. The issue of course is that they are slow lenses but generally give me a good range to work with as I have just got into this business of SLR photography.

However, I don't seem to be quite satisfied with the 16-85 and would like to replace it with a set of primes and a wide angle zoom

  • Tokina 16-28 mm FX lens = 24 - 42 mm FX (so meets my current lens wrt wide angle)

  • Nikor 50 mm 1.8 G = 75 mm

And for higher focal lengths, at best i can add a 85 mm 1.8 g or rely on my 70 -300 zoom.

I do realise that I will miss out on the 42 - 75 mm range , but can I live with it ?

The above combination is approx $ 1000 and i can perhaps exchange my 16-85 and get about $ 400 or so hence cost would be around $ 600 approx.

I am not into any specific type of photography but would like to use better glass that gives me more options.

The other option is to buy the 24 - 70 2.8 Nikkor which is a lot more expensive, is slower than the 50 mm and I will miss the wider angle provided by the Tokina.

Comments are welcome

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