Lenses for D600 and Southwest Trip

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP jabber54 Forum Member • Posts: 88
Re: Lenses for D600 and Southwest Trip

jfk wrote:

jabber54 wrote:

jfk wrote:

I would forgo the 24 2.8 and get the 18-35G.  It's an amazing light weight WA lens on the D600 that will also fill in quite nicely for a 24/28/35 prime lens, unless you absolutely need the low light capability.

As said, and I agree, the 24-85vr is ok, but soft along the edges.  I'm not sure the 24-120vr is much better.

I'm thinking a nice kit would consist of the 18-35G, 50 1.8G, along with the 70-200 f4.  This would give you excellant image quality in a nice light kit well within your budget.

Whatever your decision, I would definetly include the 18-35 in your kit.


I hadn't considered the 70-200 F4.  If I include it I would need to choose between the 28mm 2.8D or the Vixen Polarie to be within budget.  I was only considering the 24mm because it was 2.8 and would be better for astrophotography.  Thanks for your reply.

D600 body = $2000

18-35        = $750

50 1.8G     = $250

70-200f4    = $1400

Total         = $4400

This gives you a very good kit with excellant image quality.

18-35 can be used for astrophotography as well.  I would be willing to bet it's as sharp, if not sharper than the 24 2.8!  It's that good. Read what people are saying about it.  

Thanks again - I actually went with your recommendation but also added the 85 1.8G because I read some great reviews of how good it is, went a little over budget but should be ok.

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