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  1. #1
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    Lens recommendations

    Hello, all!

    New to the forum. Ist high end camera. Starting a blog on travel...novel idea, right...lol. Well, mode will be via motorcycle mainly. Have space for 2 lens...people. places of interest, wildlife and fauna. Some video??? Which all around lens would be recommended?

    I know it is a broad question, but any and all input is welcome and greatly appreciated!!

    Kind regards,

    C Bruce


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  2. #2
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    Re: Lens recommendations

    Welcome! What camera are you using? Zoom or prime? Cost a consideration?

  3. #3
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    Re: Lens recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBruce View Post
    Hello, all!

    New to the forum. Ist high end camera. Starting a blog on travel...novel idea, right...lol. Well, mode will be via motorcycle mainly. Have space for 2 lens...people. places of interest, wildlife and fauna. Some video??? Which all around lens would be recommended?

    I know it is a broad question, but any and all input is welcome and greatly appreciated!!

    Kind regards,

    C Bruce
    Which camera are you talking about? Depending if it's a FX or a DX and which model it is, you could have quite different choices. Also to consider is how much are you willing to spend to complement this "high end" camera?
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  4. #4
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    Re: Lens recommendations

    Hi C Bruce. Welcome to the forum!
    Without knowing what camera, etc. I would go with a wide zoom and a telephoto zoom. Im going to assume you have a crop sensor camera. I know they're kit lenses, but 18-55 & 70-300 lenses cover most applications. If you go with the AF-P lenses with the newer pulse motor which is super quiet and superior for video, make sure your camera is compatible. I would suggest looking for VR lenses (especially for video on both lenses but needed for the telephoto even for photos) unless you're shooting from a tripod or in direct sunlight with very high shutter speeds rendering the VR useless. If you shoot in low light and if you have space, consider a 3rd lens, 35mm 1.8g or instead grab a 18-300 and the 35mm prime to stick with your 2 lens requirement.
    Camera- D800, D7500, D40x
    Zoom Lenses-
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5

  5. #5
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    Re: Lens recommendations

    All:

    My bda....it is a D850. As it will travel in a Pelican case custom fitted, space is a consideration. It will be secured on the passenger pillion on the bike. Camera, 2 lens, assorted minimum accessories must also be included. Thank you all!!

    Photos/some videos: rallies (people bikes/cars/airplanes), old churches, wildlife, old cemeteries and battlefields, etc.

    Warm regards,

    Bruce

  6. #6
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    Re: Lens recommendations

    Do you ride??? Thanks!

    Bruce

  7. #7
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    Re: Lens recommendations

    Lens recommendations
    If you aren't looking to carry too much weight, I would suggest the Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR lens which is a kit lens for the FX bodies. It's quite good. That should cover you for people and places of interest.

    I don't think the other lens I want to suggest is being made anymore. It's the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR. Here is a link to Nikon's site that supposedly has it for sale. Please note this ISN'T the AF-P lens. It is an AF-S lens. You might be able to find a nice pre-owned copy.

    https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-pr....6g-if-ed.html

    I decided to purchase one several years ago after watching this video by Moose Peterson. But if you want something longer than 300mm, my suggestion would be the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 VR. It's very heavy and you might need a tripod or monopod if using it for extended lengths of time. Or if you don't want the reach, the Nikon 70-200mm f/4 VR is also very good. And when coupled with a Nikon 1.4x teleconverter, it will become a 98-280mm f/5.6 VR equivalent - and VERY sharp, too.

    Last edited by hark; 08-05-2020 at 09:28 PM.
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  8. #8
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    Re: Lens recommendations

    Well, that changes things a bit!

    Cheap but really good:
    Nikon 18-35 f3.5-4.5g and Nikon 70-300 af-p f4.5-5.6e VR (ultra light weight combo)

    Lil bit more money and great:
    Nikon 16-35 f4 VR and Nikon 70-200 f4 VR (moderate weight)

    Money is no object, only the best will do:
    Nikon 24-70 f2.8 VR and Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR (heavy)

    Also consider the Nikon 28-300 f3.5-5.6 VR do it all lens and a fast prime like a 50 f1.8g


    I used to ride, til life threw a curve ball at me and I had to get rid of my bike. Some day again, I hope!
    Camera- D800, D7500, D40x
    Zoom Lenses-
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5

  9. #9
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    Re: Lens recommendations

    The Nikon 24-120mm f4 is a great all around lens. A 24-70mm with a 70-200mm would be hard to beat if you're wanting two lenses.

    Welcome to the forum!
    Last edited by Andy W; 08-05-2020 at 10:34 PM.

  10. #10
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    Re: Lens recommendations

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.
    The previous posters pretty well covered what I would suggest.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800





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