Adjusting the lens collection

Started Feb 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Landsandgrooves Regular Member • Posts: 176
Adjusting the lens collection

Through a lot of years I've ended up with a nice handful of Nikon lenses.  Some got away from me as I switched from the Nikon F to Olympus OM to a full Pentax system, to the Leica SLRs, and back to Nikon digital.

Clearly there is needless duplication here.   Currently, for bodies, I have a D200 (never use now--never liked it), D700, D7000, and D800.  I got the D7000 only for shooting video.  Now we use Nikon lenses on the Sony NEX FS700 video camera, so I don't really shoot serious video with the Nikons.

Here's the lineup.

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 (used on the Sony video camera)

Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye

Nikon 16mm Fisheye

Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8

Nikon 20mm f/2.8

Nikon 28-85 f/3.5-4.5

Nikon 50mm f/1.4

Nikon 55mm f/1.2 (early model, may not be Ai)

Nikon 70-210 f/4 (early model)

Nikon 70-180mm f/2.8 Micro

Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR

Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6

Nikon 135mm DC F/2

Nikon 200mm F/2 VR

Nikon 300mm f/4

Nikon 45mm PC-E F/2.8

Nikon TC-14E teleconverter

Nikon TC-20E teleconverter

Now that I'm shooting the D800 mostly, and the D700 the rest of the time, it's clear that some of these lenses fall way short.  The 50mm and 20mm are pre-D lenses.  The 55mm f/1.2 is really old.  Just picked it up.  I don't think it is AI.

Any thoughts on consolidating this group and/or replacing some with newer (Nikon) lenses is appreciated.

 Landsandgrooves's gear list:Landsandgrooves's gear list
Nikon D7000 Nikon D800 NEX5R Nikon D810 Sony Alpha 7 II +23 more
Nikon D200 Nikon D700 Nikon D7000 Nikon D800
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