Wide landscape & astro: Z 14-24, or combo of Z 14-30 and prime for astro?

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Lettermanian
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Re: Wide landscape & astro: Z 14-24, or combo of Z 14-30 and prime for astro?

lardo wrote:

Thanks much for all your responses, it’s been very helpful.

After reading these responses as well as other articles & lens reviews, I’m planning to do as you’ve recommended and get the combo, with the Z 14-30 and a separate lens for astro.

All the positives of the Z 14-30 that have been mentioned, including better filter options, larger focal range making it more general purpose, seldom using f/2.8 other than astro but paying the penalty of the additional cost, weight, & size, etc..

I need to do more research for the astro lens...

I think it's a good choice. Consider too that there are reviews and examples online of using the 14-30 for astro as well, so there's no harm in trying it for yourself to see if you absolutely need a faster lens.

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