A&P Help me decide on a new lens - v. Nikon Glass

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  1. ftslogger

    ftslogger OT Supporter

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    Okay - so I've been wanting a new lens for a while now...but I dunno which would be best..

    I've had my eyeball on the Sigma 30 1.4, 85 1.8, 300 4, a macro...or a fish eye.

    Price has to be under 500ish new or used.


    My current line up is...D300 and D50

    35-70 2.8
    12-24 4
    18-200 VR
    50 1.8
    70-200 2.8

    sb800, sb600

    Keep in mind I have most of my focal range covered...

    I shoot a lot of people, and landscapes. My photog money maker is weddings...so a fast prime would be awesome, I think.
     
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    85 f/1.8 is the clear choice.
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    Yeah, if youre shooting weddings, the 85 1.8 would prob. be the best choice there. I have it and I use it pretty regularly.
     
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    How bout some sort of Macro to incorporate some cute little macro ring/flower/table marker shots into the wedding stuff?

    Tamron 90mm 2.8?

    Doubles as a nice portrait lens...
     
  5. Girth

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    Tamron Macro 2.8 :o

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    I have it. I love it. I wouldn't trade it for the world. :o

    I have a decently close setup to what you have, and I think the Tamron is a very integral part of my lenses. Helps w/ portraits when I need it, does super close up of rings and other small objects also.

    My set up...

    D300, D80
    Sigma 10-20
    Nikon 50 f/1.4
    Nikon 28-70 f/2.8
    Nikon 70-200 VR
    Tamron Macro 90mm f/2.8

    Time to start saving up for serious prime lenses like the 85 f/1.4, 135 f/2, and maybe even the 200 f/2 :wackit:
     
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    80mm f1.8
     
  7. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Maybe its just me, but if there is the same lens for more and its better... I'm all about it. I debated on a 50 f/1.8 when I bought my 1.4, but I couldn't do it. I had to have the 1.4 because I knew it was the "top of the line" version of the one I wanted. If I was going to get a 85mm lens, it'd have to be the f/1.4. Just because if I bought the 1.8, I'd want the 1.4 anyway and force myself to buy it eventually. I'm just a nerd like that. :hs:
     
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    85 1.4
     

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