£5000 budget for full frame kit ?

Started Apr 24, 2014 | Questions thread
Alphoid Veteran Member • Posts: 5,333
Re: £5000 budget for full frame kit ?

If it were me, I'd consider getting the camera, the 50mm, and a gift certificate so the rest doesn't go to beer.

If not, I'd also consider less, better glass. I shoot with a 24mm and an 85mm prime. Nothing else. I'd pass on the overlapping Tamron 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 50mm f/1.7, and Nikon 16-35. I'd probably get just a Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 and a 70-200mm f/4. 1 stop isn't enough to merit a 50mm f/1.8 prime. At full frame, f/2.8 is also plenty for most purposes.

Actually, even more likely, I'd pass on the 70-200mm f/4 for an 85mm f/1.4 prime. 70-85mm is crops from the 24-70, and the 85mm will give better low-light than an f/4 cropped all the way up to 240mm.

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