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

Michael Siemon wrote:

jabber54 wrote:


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.

Interesting. I am also planning a Grand Canyon/Utah (Bryce/Zion) trip, and have just bought the 18-35 as a substitute for my 16-35 (which I have never loved and is rather heavy...) I will also be taking my 70-200 f/4 and the 85 f/1.8. I am dithering about the 50 f/1.8 -- if I use the DX crop on my D800 I get an "effective" 50mm from the long end of the 18-35, and I mostly don't shoot at that FL: I'm mostly below 35mm and from 90 to about 150. I'm still dithering about longer telephoto, should I find I want that in the circumstances. I'll bring my 1.4x teleconverter for the 70-200; but I may also decide to pack the (Tamron) 70-300. Decisions, decisions...

I was considering the purchase of the Tamron 70-300 because it was rated better than the Nikon 70-300.  I decided on the 70-200 F4 because from what I read it gave superb results.  My budget didn't allow for me to get both.  I was thinking that I would mostly be using the 18-35mm for my trip and wouldn't need the 200-300mm range.

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