Low budget FX lens setup (suggestions & alternatives)

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Flat view
KGP Forum Member • Posts: 92
Low budget FX lens setup (suggestions & alternatives)

Hi everybody!
Im planing to jump on the FX train in the next days. My pick for the camera it was very easy (D600), but trying to find the right lenses it's a different story. Im in a low budget, so "holy trinity", "zeiss", etc is out of the question. I'm not interrested in tele mm, i dont need AF, and i don't like weightlifting & zooms, that's why i do my search in MF primes territory, ending with the follow setup:

>Samyang 14mm f/2.8

because i do like starscapes, milky way and night photography.

>Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AI-s (or AF-D)

as a general use wide lens, im also have a hitech filter holder & a lot of ND, GND, reverseND Filters, so i need a thread.

>Samyang 35mm f/1.4

24mm on DX (35mm equivelant) was and still is, my favorite focal length!

>Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D (or AF-S / G)

just filling the gap between 35mm & 85mm

>I've already have Samyang 85mm f/1.4 wich is a fantastic lens!

So this is my setup based on my needs, covering 14mm to 85mm in a cheapo way (but not in terms of IQ i guess).

Any suggestions & alternatives to the above?

Thank yoy in advanced,


p.s. Sorry for my english.

 KGP's gear list:KGP's gear list
Sigma DP1 Nikon D600 Fujifilm X-M1 +1 more
Flat view
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow