Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Nikon Lenses 
Thread started 24 Aug 2015 (Monday) 13:20
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

New to Nikon, need help selecting a lens for FF setup

 
Dj ­ R
Goldmember
Avatar
2,970 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 116
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Philaburbia
Post edited over 2 years ago by Dj R. (9 edits in all)
     
Aug 24, 2015 13:20 |  #1

Thx for reading. I am transitioning to Nikon this week.

The main question in play regards my Real Estate Interior work.
I use a Canon 5DmIII and Canon 16-35L f4 IS for this, formerly the 16-35L f2.8 II.

Price isn't a factor. T/S isn't either, b/c I must have AF.

Nikon 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF DX edit- crop lens, can't go there
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II

I thought this was a slam dunk for the 2.8, but then I realized, sure it's the best lens available.
But I couldn't use filters on it.

Eventually, D810/D750 combo. For now, just a D810.
I basically only shoot houses, portrait, event....
I am thinking of this lineup:

14-24 2.8 or ______ - real estate and car shows
35 1.4 Art - portrait / event
85 1.4 Nikon - portrait

MAYBE long term, I'd get a 24-70 for when I want extreme versatility, I'd rock the 85 on one body, and the zoom on the other.

Any thoughts will be appreciated!
Thank you!


BAG Reviews, master list!
Sony A9 & A7Riii, 12-24 G f4, Batis 25 f2 Distagon, 35 f1.4 Distagon ZA, 50 f1.4 Planar ZA, 55 f1.8 Sonnar ZA, 85 f1.4 GM, 70-200 f2.8 GM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
liupublic
Goldmember
1,114 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Tempe AZ
     
Aug 24, 2015 15:00 |  #2

How wide do you shoot with 5d3 + 16-35L?

If mostly toward 16, go for 14-24.

If mostly toward 35, go for 16-35.


Still learning
Nikon D750, Sigma 24-105OS, 105mm 2.8g micro VR, Tamron 70-300VC

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Dj ­ R
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,970 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 116
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Philaburbia
Post edited over 2 years ago by Dj R. (2 edits in all)
     
Aug 25, 2015 16:28 |  #3

got the 16-35, arrives tomorrow
35 art and 85 nikon 1.4 for now.

IMAGE: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/657/20879564335_65e40ea29f_c.jpg
New Era Begins

BAG Reviews, master list!
Sony A9 & A7Riii, 12-24 G f4, Batis 25 f2 Distagon, 35 f1.4 Distagon ZA, 50 f1.4 Planar ZA, 55 f1.8 Sonnar ZA, 85 f1.4 GM, 70-200 f2.8 GM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
smythie
I wasn't even trying
3,615 posts
Gallery: 30 photos
Likes: 576
Joined Jun 2009
Location: Sydney - Australia
     
Aug 25, 2015 22:55 |  #4

Enjoy. That's a great kit you've got there


Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ptcanon3ti
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
7,627 posts
Gallery: 316 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 3255
Joined Sep 2012
Location: Gloucester Co. NJ
     
Aug 26, 2015 18:06 |  #5

Sweet set up. I love my 16-35!


Paul
https://www.flickr.com​/photos/petshots/ (external link)
Body - Nikon D750
Lenses - Nikon 20 f1.8 / Nikon 16-35 f4 / Sigma 105 OS Macro / Sigma 24-105 f4 Art / Tamron 70-200 2.8 Di VC / Sigma 150-600 "S"

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Dj ­ R
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,970 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 116
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Philaburbia
     
Aug 26, 2015 22:24 |  #6

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17684142 (external link)
Sweet set up. I love my 16-35!

thx
and you love the 20 1.8 as well?
get much use?


BAG Reviews, master list!
Sony A9 & A7Riii, 12-24 G f4, Batis 25 f2 Distagon, 35 f1.4 Distagon ZA, 50 f1.4 Planar ZA, 55 f1.8 Sonnar ZA, 85 f1.4 GM, 70-200 f2.8 GM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ptcanon3ti
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
7,627 posts
Gallery: 316 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 3255
Joined Sep 2012
Location: Gloucester Co. NJ
     
Aug 26, 2015 22:33 |  #7

Dj R wrote in post #17684393 (external link)
thx
and you love the 20 1.8 as well?
get much use?

Its great lens. I'm not really a prime lens guy. But I got it for night sky and star shots and it works great. Yah I love it. :)


Paul
https://www.flickr.com​/photos/petshots/ (external link)
Body - Nikon D750
Lenses - Nikon 20 f1.8 / Nikon 16-35 f4 / Sigma 105 OS Macro / Sigma 24-105 f4 Art / Tamron 70-200 2.8 Di VC / Sigma 150-600 "S"

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TheBigDog
Goldmember
2,041 posts
Gallery: 33 photos
Likes: 464
Joined Jul 2009
Location: Sicklerville, NJ, USA
     
Aug 28, 2015 03:53 |  #8

How you liking the 85 1.4?
I considering it for portraits
Currently have the sigma 50 art and the Nikon 135.
While I still LOVE the sigma art, Sadly I'm a bit disappointed in the 135 (no where near the 135L in my opinion)


Chris
http://www.cegphotogra​phy.com/ (external link)
Flickr (external link) * Facebook (external link)
Nikon D5 * D850 * 24-70 f/2.8 * Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art * 105mm f/2.8 * 70-200 f/2.8 * 80-400mm * Sigma Sport 150-600mm

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Dj ­ R
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,970 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 116
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Philaburbia
     
Aug 28, 2015 06:47 |  #9

TheBigDog wrote in post #17686032 (external link)
How you liking the 85 1.4?
I considering it for portraits
Currently have the sigma 50 art and the Nikon 135.
While I still LOVE the sigma art, Sadly I'm a bit disappointed in the 135 (no where near the 135L in my opinion)


I heard that about the Nikon 135.

The 85 1.4 is dynamite. And not as heavy as the 85L. AF is faster and more reliable.

The 58 1.4 deserves a look too. It's rendering is more like the 50L.

20 1.8 is within reach. Working out a trade now.


BAG Reviews, master list!
Sony A9 & A7Riii, 12-24 G f4, Batis 25 f2 Distagon, 35 f1.4 Distagon ZA, 50 f1.4 Planar ZA, 55 f1.8 Sonnar ZA, 85 f1.4 GM, 70-200 f2.8 GM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tdlavigne
Senior Member
Avatar
329 posts
Likes: 99
Joined Mar 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
     
Sep 09, 2015 00:38 |  #10

A bit late to the party, but just in case anyone else saw this thread: you can use filters on the 14-24mm with 3rd party accessories. Last I saw there were at least 2 options and a 3rd in development (that was about 2 years ago when I considered going back to Nikon).




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Dj ­ R
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,970 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 116
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Philaburbia
     
Sep 09, 2015 11:06 |  #11

tdlavigne wrote in post #17700390 (external link)
A bit late to the party, but just in case anyone else saw this thread: you can use filters on the 14-24mm with 3rd party accessories. Last I saw there were at least 2 options and a 3rd in development (that was about 2 years ago when I considered going back to Nikon).

already got the 16-35, but thx, good to know.


BAG Reviews, master list!
Sony A9 & A7Riii, 12-24 G f4, Batis 25 f2 Distagon, 35 f1.4 Distagon ZA, 50 f1.4 Planar ZA, 55 f1.8 Sonnar ZA, 85 f1.4 GM, 70-200 f2.8 GM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sonofjesse
Senior Member
Avatar
687 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Aug 2006
     
Oct 28, 2015 14:53 |  #12

Don't over look these goodies:

20mm ART
24mm ART
15-30mm tamron

Good luck and I hope you enjoyr your new combo!


FeedBack
Feedback 2
Feedback 3
Feedback 4
Feedback 5

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Mark ­ K
Senior Member
Avatar
299 posts
Gallery: 145 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 531
Joined Jun 2013
     
Jan 03, 2016 08:51 as a reply to  @ Dj R's post |  #13

How embarrassing, 35 f1.4 art and 85f1.4G are the best primes on my D800.


Canon, Nikon, Sony, Minolta, Fujifilm, Sigma, Tamron & Tokina

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Dj ­ R
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,970 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 116
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Philaburbia
     
Feb 29, 2016 14:35 |  #14

current lineup:
16-35 VR use for real estate
20 1.8 G ED
35 1.4 A
50 1.8 G
85 1.4 G
24-70 2.8 G ED - not getting any use. prime addict.

thinking about selling off my 50 and 24-70 and adding the 58.
I carry two bodies for weddings

thinking:
20/35 for tight/reception
35/58 for getting ready
58/85 for formals


BAG Reviews, master list!
Sony A9 & A7Riii, 12-24 G f4, Batis 25 f2 Distagon, 35 f1.4 Distagon ZA, 50 f1.4 Planar ZA, 55 f1.8 Sonnar ZA, 85 f1.4 GM, 70-200 f2.8 GM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Tony_Stark
Shellhead
Avatar
4,287 posts
Likes: 339
Joined May 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
     
Feb 29, 2016 21:47 |  #15

I'd like to toss in my vote for the 58 1.4 as well, coming as a former 50L owner. I just got the lens 2 days ago and its really a beautiful lens. Despite reviews and thoughts on price, its really a great replacement for my beloved 50L. Feels the same as when I was shooting with the 50L, but I must say it feels sharper wide-open, contrary to what most reviews saying the opposite. Its a very niche lens and most won't see the value in spending $1K over the 50 1.4, but if you know why you'r getting it, then its worth every penny. The 85 1.4 is definitely next on my list. I tried it out in the store when I went to buy the 58 and was really impressed with the sharpness wide open and the bokeh was very smooth.


Nikon D810 | 24-70/2.8G | 58/1.4G
EOS M | 22 f/2 STM

Website (external link) | flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

7,079 views & 1 like for this thread
New to Nikon, need help selecting a lens for FF setup
FORUMS Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Nikon Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is thisisntme
776 guests, 301 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.