You can only have one camera and one prime lens—your choice?

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Stan Disbrow Veteran Member • Posts: 4,809
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Hi,

I had one of these as well. Bought used with a pile of lenses after I had scrimped and saved for that FE. I eventually picked my keeper lenses and sold the rest off. This, after getting an FA.

So, yes, the F2 is good for a keeper even though I let mine go. Somewhat regrettably, too, as the FA wasn't really all that reliable. Kept lunching shutter curtains....

Stan

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Mole Delta
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Df & Nikkor 35mm f1.8G.

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vantje Junior Member • Posts: 25
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Nikon D850 & 35 f1.8 G. Light & underrated.

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Raticus
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vantje wrote:

Nikon D850 & 35 f1.8 G. Light & underrated.

I agree about the 35 f/1.8G.  I really liked that lens, but I'm a 50mm guy so I sold it and bought the 28mm 1.8G, which I pair with my 58mm 1.4G, which means I hardly ever use the 28mm, and probably should just have stuck with one camera one lens on my D750, lol.

I find myself using my iPhone for 28mm-e snapshots....(uh oh, watch out now! haha!)

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Paddler213 Contributing Member • Posts: 893
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anotherMike wrote:

NIkon D850 and a Zeiss 25/1.4 if I was doing landscape

Nikon D850 and a Sigma 40/1.4 Art if I was doing studio.

So, Mike, why the 25/1.4 rather than, say, the 18mm, or 21mm, or something else?

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camerosity Senior Member • Posts: 2,172
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Edenhurst wrote:

I’d choose the Df and the 58mm f/1.4G. These two really complement each other well, and the weight distribution is just right. Such an incredible combo. I wish I had gotten a Df a long time ago, it’s been such an incredible camera. I like it so much, I got TWO.

Good choice. I'd choose the Nikon Df and the Nikon 24-120mm f4 VR (a lens I bought just last week and so far am enjoying it a lot).

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Michigan Sandman
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If I could have only one camera and lens, I think it would be a Df and a Voightlander or 28mm, 40mm, or a Zeiss 50mm Makro.

These are the two I own, with Voightlander lenses.

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JasonTheBirder
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D500 + 500pf

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Nikon Z50 + FTZ Adapter + AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G

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jimdelves
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D850 and 50mm 1.4, the D, G, or Art versions. I almost said the Tokina 100mm 2.8 macro though

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D850 + micro 60mm f2.8D (Swiss army knife lens...can be used for tons of things.)

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anotherMike Forum Pro • Posts: 10,113
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I think the 25/1.4 Milvus is, by far, the best 24/25mm lens from anyone.

The 18/2.8 Milvus is nice but has a bit more field curvature/astigmatism than I'm always happy with, but in F mount, there really isn't any sane choices besides it - probably the 19PCE is better, but it's too big for me to carry along with the other stuff. The 18 Milvus ain't in the same league as the 25/1.4 Milvus, 35/1.4 Milvus, or 40/1.4 Art.

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anotherMike Forum Pro • Posts: 10,113
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1) 24mm is my favorite focal length for landscape, so 25 is close enough.

2) I've owned the 21/2.8 Zeiss and sold it, and own the 18/2.8; neither lens is anywhere as good as the Zeiss 25/1.4 Milvus and 35/1.4 Milvus designs - those two in particular are really, really nice.

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Paddler213 Contributing Member • Posts: 893
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anotherMike wrote:

1) 24mm is my favorite focal length for landscape, so 25 is close enough.

2) I've owned the 21/2.8 Zeiss and sold it, and own the 18/2.8; neither lens is anywhere as good as the Zeiss 25/1.4 Milvus and 35/1.4 Milvus designs - those two in particular are really, really nice.

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Thanks, Mike.   I actually posed a question on the Z forum asking whether I should buy the Milvus to use on my D850 or buy a Z body and the 24/1.8S.  But I read a couple more reviews and placed an order for the Milvus a short time ago.  I figure I saved some money by not needing a Z body and the 24/1.8S and will have much better quality in the bargain.  Also, it's on sale.:-)  Excited to see how it performs.  Thanks very much for your input, I really appreciate your expertise.

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Hilifer
Hilifer Senior Member • Posts: 1,156
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From my current kit:

Z7 + VM 21/1.4 Nokton (street, landscape, architecture)

or...

D850 + Voigtlander 125/2.5 APO Lanthar (macro, people, landscape)

(Mike has me itching now to upgrade my 2/25 ZF.2 to the 1.4/25 Milvus.)

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RickRick New Member • Posts: 4
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Of course you will!   That wonderful AS light meter won't run otherwise 

Timotis77
Timotis77 Contributing Member • Posts: 563
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One camera and one prime?

D850 - 500mm PF

But I have 3 camera bodies - for each I'd choose

Nikon D500 - 500mm PF/300mm 2.8 VR prime

Nikon D850 - Nikon 16-35

Nikon d810 - Sigma 105 1.4 ART

..........................

Actually I need another body as the 500mm PF/300mm 2.8 VR goes nicely on the D850...

Hmmmmm...

fpapp
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RickRick wrote:

Of course you will! That wonderful AS light meter won't run otherwise

True, but if the batteries in the DP-12 run out, or I decide to use the plain non-metered DE-1 prism, I can just estimate my exposure settings (sunny 16) and no batteries needed!

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RBFresno
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Hi!

We all have different photographic equipment needs.

Since I'm not a pro, I would consider a D5 and 200 VR (or possibly the 70-200 f/2.8E Fl).

The 200VR takes a 2x TC well so I have a decent f/4, 400mm for wildlife.

However, since I acquired the 70-200 f/2.8E Fl, I might go with that for the extra flexibility and give up the better IQ and AF of the 200VR.

What about the shorter focal lengths?

Well, my iPhone is doing OK in a pinch....

Best regards,

RB

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