Would you have made this trade?
I traded a Tokina 100mm Macro for a Tokina 12-24mm f4
I had the equipment listed here:
55-200 Nikon VR
100mm Tokina Macro
A Set of Extension Tubes
My 18-70 broke when it fell down the stairs along with my SB600 (The Pain)...
My 50mm was destroyed by my brother in law (The horror)
Now all I had left were the 100mm Tokina Macro which I absolutely adore... and the 55-200VR which I enjoy from time to time........
But I have been so confined I can barely take pictures of my kids indoors and have to step back pretty far for group pictures. I had to rent an 18-200VR & a SB900 for a Sweet 16 which ended up being a horror after returning it to Adorama.
So I ended up trading the 100mm for the 12-24... My decision based strongly on the fact that I have the Kenko tubes and really needed the wider view points. But now with this D200 and it's low light issues i REALLY need my SB600/900!!
Here are some pics I took of recently with my 100mm...
Now I have this 12-24mm Lens and I took two or three test pictures of my kids and took a few pictures on my way home from downtown brooklyn... They look incredibly sharp on my cameras LCD i'll upload them shortly and post some...
When I was taking some test shots and realized Macro and Wide angle are TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT REALMS!!!
Anyway, what are your thoughts
Nikon 50mm 1.8 (reverse ring for Macro)
Nikon AF 70-300mm
New Tripod with a pistol grip