What would be a good basic lens collection?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP GreenMountainGirl Contributing Member • Posts: 684
Re: What would be a good basic lens collection?

joejack951 wrote:

My simple reasoning is that unless you need to go to 1:1 (which most flower pictures don't require), the extra working distance of the 105 becomes more of a pain that an advantage (different story for bugs). Indoors, the 105VR is next to impossible to use for people photos unless all you want is a single head in the shot. Like 85mm lenses on DX, I just find it way too long.

Thank you for the suggestion.  Problem is, I DO want to go 1:1, taking pictures of bugs as well as flowers.  That is why I seriously consider the 105mm.  OP have said it is a great portrait lens, so perhaps if I get a chance to go to NYC and visit the B&H superstore, I can get a feel for it first before buying.  Perhaps in the end, I will have to buy a different lens for portraits...  Not having a camera store close to where I live hurts when trying to make these kinds of decisions!


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