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  1. #21
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    Slipperman's Avatar

    Re: prime or zoom?

    awesome.. just got my reimbursement check from SquareTrade - got all $549 back. should come in handy for buying a new lens whichever one that might be.

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    Nikon D750, D5100
    Nikkor 50mm 1.8g prime lens
    Nikkor 24-85mm f3.5-4.5
    Tamron 70-300mm Di LD Macro
    Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM
    Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro
    Nikkor 18-140mm zoom lens (DX)
    meFOTO Globetrotter Aluminum Tripod (Red)
    3 32GB, 4 16GB, 1 64GB SDHC cards
    UV, ND and CP filters of various sizes

  2. #22
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    Re: prime or zoom?

    I use wide lenses a lot, but I do mainly time lapses, so possibility of use of filter is a must, also image stabilisation also a must (in London tripods are off limit in most places), finally I don't need a fast lens on my D850 for wide angle.
    So I went for the Nikkor 16-35 F4 and I really like the results I am getting.
    Maybe later on I will get a prime 14mm (of course they don't take filters) just for those special shots

  3. #23
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    Re: prime or zoom?

    Yes I've been in the market for a wide-angle full frame lens for some time. It's a tough one for me because I work in a lot of low-light venues, so f/1.4 or f/1.8 primes make a big difference over the f/4 or f/2.8 zooms. But then, with primes I find I'm too far away from the stage (or whatever) and wish I had the versatility of a zoom to get more pixels on the subject. And then I have filters for everything in 77mm so I'd prefer that, and so on.

    If it's any help, here's a partial list of options I made. Maybe there's something you haven't looked at. I think they are sorted from high to low price, about $1200 at the top to $400 for the Tokina 17-35, but haven't been that careful with making the list.

    Tamron 15-30/2.8 VC
    Tamron G2 24-70/2.8
    Nikon 12-24/4 G DX
    Nikon 24-120/4
    Sigma 24-35/2
    Nikon 24/1.4 or 35/1.4 or 24-70/2.8G used
    Nikon 16-35/4
    Nikon 10-24/3.5-4.5 G DX
    Nikon 20mm/1.8
    Nikon 18-35/3.5-4.5
    Tamron 28-300
    Tamron 35/1.8
    Tokina 16-28/2.8
    Nikon 24-85/3.5-4.5
    Tokina 17-35/4

  4. #24
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    Re: prime or zoom?

    This is the one I have. It is chipped so that when manually focusing it will indicate focus (little green ball lower left of view finder).


    That one you shared is more than twice the price and a tad bit faster. I would suggest doing some research on reviews and see what all that extra money gets you. I did some reading and did not come away with strong enough findings to justify the price difference and would probably still go with the original that I linked.
    D5100, D7100, D600, D750, Df
    Lenses: Nikon DX 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 55-300mm, Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD & 200-500mm
    Prime: Nikon 35mm, 50mm, & 85mm f/1.8G, 300mm f/4
    Wide Angle: Tokina AT-X116 Pro DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8, Rokinon f/2.8 14mm (chipped)
    Macro: Nikon 40mm, Tamron 90mm
    ​Flash: Nissin MARK II Di622
    Stuff: Expodisc Neutral & Portrait
    ​Editing: CS6, CC, Nik Tools, Portrait Pro 12, Topaz
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

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