A&P What 3 lenses should you own?

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  1. threesixty

    threesixty OT Supporter

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    In order of most necessary?

    For general/vacation use.
     
  2. jared_IRL

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    nikon 14-24mm 2.8
    nikon 24-70mm 2.8
    nikon 70-200mm 2.8


    or go home.
     
  3. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    motherfuckin :werd:

    zooms are fantastic for general use.

    If you want to push the envelope of your creativity, primes are the way to go.
     
  4. Etherized

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    Yep.
     
  5. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i would go with a wide to standard zoom (24-70 on ff 17-55 on crop), a 70-200, and then a fast prime. right now i have a 17-50 and a 85 1.8, and once i can afford it i'm planning on adding a 70-200.
     
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    Nader_D HAHAHEHHUH ---- POOOHhHhHHCHhh! OT Supporter

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    that 70-200 2.8 has me so horny
     
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    :werd:

    14-24 and 24-70 are next on my list.
     
  8. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Crop sensor:
    Tokina 11-16
    Canon 50 1.4
    Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS

    FF Sensor:
    16-35 f2.8
    70-200 f2.8 L IS
    300 f2.8
     
  9. johan

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    a wide, a very fast aperture (1.8 ish) and some kind of standard-to-short tele zoom.
     
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    Don't tell us what camera body you have. We'll just pray for a sign to show us.
     
  11. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    35 prime
    50 prime
    11-16 OR 14-24
    70-200 if full frame
     
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    I would get 24-70 before the 12-24 if it's for general use

    these 3 lenses are def. top 3 if you have a Nikon DX frame
     
  13. Girth

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    'the trifecta' :bowdown:
     
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    Or considering the threadstarter, more appropriately known as the Holy Trinity.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    it is the trinity in my eyes.
     
  16. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    indeed. he's going to have to get them blessed before he uses them. God knows that Jesus hates people that spend a lot of money on useless things. :o
     
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    I think everyone should have at least 1 prime, so for Nikon I'd say:

    14-24
    50mm of choice
    70-200
     
  18. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    yep. if i couldnt afford the 24-70. this would be my setup. and often is when i want to get creative. For some reason the 24-70 zaps my creativity.
     
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    those are my weapons of choice. :bigthumb:
     
  20. Bloke

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    if i had just 3 lenses it would be
    15/4.5 ASPH Super Wide Heliar
    a 35mm and a 100mm

    i am not much of a tele person, wides are much more fun to me.
    teles feel more "serious" while wides feel whimsical
     
  21. Wobistdu

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    LOL... he's looking up these $2k lenses going FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
     
  22. Wobistdu

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    i personally sleep and make love to my 55-200VR. $225, and the lens is just outstanding. can't beat it for the price.
     
  23. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    you also can't beat a $30 hooker's price.

    but at the end of the day, you're still full of fail and aids.
     
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    i'll be good with a 24-70f2.8 and 70-200f2.8is combo
     
  25. haikii

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    Why do you say that?

    What advantages do the primes have over the zooms?

    But yes, my choice would be this but minus the 14-24 and + 16-35
     

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