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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:21 pm 
Hi Experts,

If you had to pick top 5 lenses for D7000 or D300s what would that be??


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:19 pm 
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I'd go:

10-24mm (as I couldn't say anything else after your previous post), otherwise sub with the 14-24mm f2.8
24-70mm f2.8
70-200mm f2.8
20-400mm f4
a t/c to sub for the 5th lens (I've spent enough there already!)
Oh, go on then - chuck a 200mm f2 in as well

Or primes:

21mm f2.8 Carl Zeiss
35mm f2 Carl Zeiss
50mm f2 MP Carl Zeiss
100mm f2 MP Carl Zeiss
200mm f2 VR Nikkor

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:19 pm 
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Depends on what you're shooting.

My pick:

Sigma 10mm F/2.8 fisheye
Nikon 70-200 F/2.8 VRII
Nikon 17-55 F/2.8
Nikon 85mm F/1.4
Nikon 35mm F/1.8

Then again I generally shoot concerts. Most people here would probably almost never use the fisheye. Regardless of what you shoot, the Nikon 35 1.8 is a brilliant lens and very inexpensive.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 5:25 pm 
18-200 - For General use
10-24mm - For Landscapes
35mm f1.8 - For low light
70-200mm - For Portraits and Sports
200mm f2 - For Self Defence


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 6:49 pm 
My picks, well more like my wish list,

Price is not a concern:

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 Ultra Wide
Nikon 35mm f1.8 Low light, - General use
Nikon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 VR - General use
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR II - Telephoto, Portraits
Nikon 105mm f2.8 VR Macro if you're into macros

To save cost you can get an earlier version of the 70-200 or even the 80-200mm f2.8D. Tokina 100mm f2.8 macro is fantastic macro lens.

I also don't know what I'd do without my strobe. At least one SB-600, 700, 800 or 900 with a gel kit and diffuser is a must.


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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 2:47 am 
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Assuming that price is no issue, here's my selections:

Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 AF DX Fisheye (Or sub for a 12-24 or 10-24 Nikkor)
Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 AF-S VR II
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-S
Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro
Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 AF-S DX

Those are my picks, you may want to throw in a super-telephoto or perhaps a 200mm f/2.

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 3:55 am 
Wow,

70-200m 2.8 must be really good.

I must get one !!! :)

Thank you for your replies. It is fantastic!


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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:08 am 
Yes its good but it depends what you are shooting.

The thing weighs a ton, which is why I ended up getting rid of mine. Im a landscape shooter mainly, and was getting the same quality out of my 18-200 stopped down, and never really used the f2.8.


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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:00 am 
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Adn I'm on completely the opposite side of Jeremy. I love my 70-200 (Sigma), but I can't use it for concerts because even F/2.8 isn't fast enough.

Like I said before, it all depends on what you shoot ;)

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:11 am 
nikon 35mm F/1.8 or F/1.4 (depends), nikon 85mm F/1.4 AF-S version, nikon 70-200mm F/2.8 II, tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 & maybe the Sigma 150mm F/2.8 (best macro lens I know,with great range too)


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 4:39 am 
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Well I just bought a D7000 last week and these are the two lenses I have bought so far.

AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Just need to research what my other 3 would/should be.
I can see already that this is going to get expensive.

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You may want to look at a wide angle, 28mm on a DX is already equivalent to about 42mm, which is as wide as you can get with your kit. Perhaps you should consider something like a 10-24 or 12-24 Nikkor, perhaps even a 10.5mm fisheye.

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Hi Dete,

May I wish you a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forum.

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Thank you sir!

I have been reading up a storm on here for the last month trying to wrap my head around all this camera stuff.

Finally joined after I bought my camera.

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