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Aug 09, 2016 11:41 |  #1

An update to my kit!
Looking at weights, it's CRAZY how light my primes are,
until the beast arrives.
the new 105E is a bear.
filter sizes, wish it was easier :)

Why 28mm?
35 is too close to my 58
24 can be wonky for humans
28 is perfect for humans
Since I shoot humans more than anything else, 28mm makes sense!
I decided this last year, forgot it. Got some help from friends and now I'm on the right road again.
I did try the 24 1.8G, which is an EXCELLENT lens. I will be selling it soon.

I feel strongly that the 24 1.4 and 35 1.4, while amazing, they are really a waste of money and grams.
If you shoot people, put more money into your 58 or 85 or a 105, portrait FL.
For wide angle primes, the 20, 24, 28G 1.8 lenses are "good enough for a pro". I would skip the 35 1.8G though.

If I had to rate the 20, 24, 28G 1.8 lenses,
I'd say 28 has the fastest AF, then the 20, then the 24. But they are all good.
If I had to pick one for sharpest at 1.8 in the middle, 24G, then the 20, then the 28, later two are very close, they are all close.
The 24 is sharpest at 1.8 though, very contrasty, and good colors. 2.2, crazy sharp!
They are all so light, and so capable.
I really don't see much difference in the bokeh on these. But you don't buy a wide for bokeh, I know.
28->24 is a nice little jump, you notice it.
The lower you get, the more drastic the perspective...
So the 20, while so close to 24, seems CRAZY wide!
If you have a 35, get a 20 or 24. If you have a 50, get a 20 or 24.
If you have a 58, get a 20 and 28!
I hope this helps in some way.

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Aug 09, 2016 16:16 |  #2

Is the D750 really that light? Wow


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Aug 09, 2016 22:15 |  #3

smythie wrote in post #18090952 (external link)
Is the D750 really that light? Wow

I was wrong.
it's not insanely light.
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body only:
675 d7200
750 d750
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Aug 09, 2016 22:30 |  #4

LOL at someone else using excel to track things like this. I remeber doing this just a few months ago with tools trying to decide what brand I was going to go with and the power output of each setup.

I would like to try out some of the wide angle primes, but I just don't use them enough to buy any of them.


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Aug 09, 2016 22:43 as a reply to Myboostedgst's post |  #5

I deserve the LOL for sure!


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Aug 09, 2016 22:52 |  #6

Dj R wrote in post #18091237 (external link)
I was wrong.
it's not insanely light.
will update the image tomorrow.

body only:
675 d7200
750 d750
880 d810

Ah that makes more sense to my little brain. Thanks


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Aug 09, 2016 22:55 |  #7

Also, hopefully my insurance comes in soon so I can pick up another D750. I only got a chance to shoot it on two shoots before it was stolen.


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Aug 10, 2016 11:37 |  #8

smythie wrote in post #18091257 (external link)
Ah that makes more sense to my little brain. Thanks

fixed the weight, thx man


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Apr 11, 2017 21:05 |  #9

20 1.8 is the next lens im going to get




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Apr 14, 2017 07:23 |  #10

Boringjay wrote in post #18325588 (external link)
20 1.8 is the next lens im going to get

It is a great lens, very lightweight and very nice IQ. I was amazed at how sharp it is.


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Apr 16, 2017 20:12 |  #11

I revised my kit several months ago

three bodies
three primes
three zooms

810/750/500

24 1.8G ED
58 1.4G
105 1.4E

15-30 tamron
70-200 2.8II VR
24-70 2.8E VR

I usually have a bag with three bodies, all attached to whatever I wanted to leave the house with.
I don't change lenses in the field.

I also have a 50 1.8G that I got, to let my assistant use.
But I've been using it since getting it, for anything I'm not getting paid for!
feels great on my D750.


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Apr 17, 2017 18:07 |  #12

That's a pretty nice kit. I don't think I could cope without a 35mm, though a 24mm might come close to covering it


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Apr 17, 2017 18:58 |  #13

smythie wrote in post #18330590 (external link)
That's a pretty nice kit. I don't think I could cope without a 35mm, though a 24mm might come close to covering it

thx for the reply. I know. nikon loaned me a 35 1.4. I did enjoy the FL. But I just can't fall in love with that lens. It's not spectacular enough for me, when considering the weight and price. money is no object to me. but at that FL, I don't think 1.4 vs 1.8, & the weight, & the extra money is worth it.

If nikon had a 50 1.4 that was on par with the 58 1.4, or the 105 1.4, then I'd be in heaven with the 24 / 50/ 105 primes. I LOVE 50mm.

the 24 1.8G is an incredible bargain.
It's small, it's light, it's not a grand.
it's both N and ED. can't say the same for either 35mm fx prime (the 1.4G and the 1.8G), or the 50 1.8G, or the 85 1.8G.
24 is more versatile, I put it on my d810 and I can always crop. the shorter FL is appreciated inside and for social events.


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Apr 17, 2017 19:42 as a reply to Dj R's post |  #14

^I recently purchased the 58mm f/1.4G and very happy with that lens after being on the fence for so long on that one. It was hard to justify for its price, but it would be the last lens I would sell after using it a few weeks. It is really perfect for outdoor pics of couples, children or families when I don't want to use a heavier or longer lens. And OMG the rendering is sooooo nice. I plan to keep this on my D750 most of the time.

However, I really love the 35 focal length for indoor events where space is a bit tight. I used the 35 f/1.8G ED for a while, but I wanted better rendering and something with a better build quality. I tried two Sigma 35 Art lenses, but both had inconsistent focus issues. I briefly tried the 35 f/1.4G, but it just didn't seem to be worth an extra $1K over the f/1.8 version. I ended up with the Tamron 35 f/1.8 VC, which has great IQ, accurate AF, nice rendering, VC, close focus, fairly lightweight with great build quality for about the same price as the Nikon 35 f/1.8G.

I have wondered if the 28G would be a better fit between the 20 and 58, but considering I mostly shoot pics of people, the 35 is a better fit for me considering that I rarely wish it were wider.

For my purposes (events, family, portraits) the 20, 35, 58 and 70-200 make a nice versatile kit (and all fairly lightweight except the 70-200, but it covers a nice range). I keep the 24-120 around for an all rounder.


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Apr 18, 2017 14:46 |  #15

jrscls wrote in post #18330669 (external link)
^I recently purchased the 58mm f/1.4G and very happy with that lens after being on the fence for so long on that one. It was hard to justify for its price, but it would be the last lens I would sell after using it a few weeks. It is really perfect for outdoor pics of couples, children or families when I don't want to use a heavier or longer lens. And OMG the rendering is sooooo nice. I plan to keep this on my D750 most of the time.

However, I really love the 35 focal length for indoor events where space is a bit tight. I used the 35 f/1.8G ED for a while, but I wanted better rendering and something with a better build quality. I tried two Sigma 35 Art lenses, but both had inconsistent focus issues. I briefly tried the 35 f/1.4G, but it just didn't seem to be worth an extra $1K over the f/1.8 version. I ended up with the Tamron 35 f/1.8 VC, which has great IQ, accurate AF, nice rendering, VC, close focus, fairly lightweight with great build quality for about the same price as the Nikon 35 f/1.8G.

I have wondered if the 28G would be a better fit between the 20 and 58, but considering I mostly shoot pics of people, the 35 is a better fit for me considering that I rarely wish it were wider.

For my purposes (events, family, portraits) the 20, 35, 58 and 70-200 make a nice versatile kit (and all fairly lightweight except the 70-200, but it covers a nice range). I keep the 24-120 around for an all rounder.


the 35 1.8G is ED? but not N, so weird.
I had the 28mm 1.8G, it's perfectly ok for people. the 24 could get wonky. but the 28 rarely did. it's not a specular lens, but it's good.
I am now thinking about a shakeup!

trade my tamron 15-30, and my nikon 24mm 1.8G ED N.
get 20 1.8G, and 35 1.8G.


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