Upgrade Lenses vs. Changing Systems

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Astrotripper Veteran Member • Posts: 6,873
Switching systems on a $1600 budget? Maybe not a good idea

Considering Sony when what you want is lens choice is not the best idea. Apart from EOS M, it's the poorest sub FF system in terms of lens selection. So unless current lens lineup for Sony has all that you will need, I would not go that route.

Realistically, there are only two sub FF systems with mature and constantly improving lens lineup. Micro 4/3 and Fuji X.

$1600 is not enough to go FF. In fact, if you want a few high quality lenses, it might not even be enough for Fuji X or Micro 4/3. So with your budget, the most cost effective choice would be to get some third party lenses for your Nikon. Switch that 18-55 for a Sigma 17-55mm f/2.8 or 17-70/2.8-4.0. Or go crazy with 18-35 or 50-100 f/1.8. Add a 70-200/2.8 on top of that for some sweet telephoto action. Tokina has some nice ultra wide lenses and Tamron has some nice zooms as well. A of this will be cheaper than switching to any new system.

So, what kind of lenses do you have in mind?

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