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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Its All About the Girth?

So if you, like me, has began a lens acquisition streak for the last six months, we should share a similar common goal. I am pretty sure its also a well calculated decision each time you buy and not some mindless stunts you pull to satisfy your ego. In fact, for my approach, its primarily about the breadth of subjects you can now intercept...confidently.

With a budget of slightly over two grand for lenses, I can now shoot on the following scenario:

Landscape (18-105mm F/3.5-5.6 or 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6)
Portraits (50mm F/1.8D or 60mm F/2.8D)
Wildlife/Nature (18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 or 70-300mm F/4-5.6)
Macro (60mm F/2.8D)
Urban/Indoor (35mm F/1.8G)
Low Light (35mm F/1.8G or 50mm F/1.8D)

In Nikon's terminology, I now own five of the eight available categories of their lenses, giving me the very basic coverage for shooting flexibility. This sure beat getting one Nikkor 17-55mm F/2.8G and one Nikkor 70-300 F/4.5-5.6G for the above budget?

Hmm...maybe? Maybe not?

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