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Feb 29, 2016 23:08 |  #16

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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.

Looking at a couple of the better priced white market stores in my area the 58G is over 4 times the price of the 50/1.4G (e.g. $2.2+k vs $500+). Makes it a much harder value question IMO. I have no problem with anyone buying the lens though


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Jul 19, 2016 20:30 |  #17

for the wide zoom, I will go with Tamron 15-30mm VC, and save money maybe for 1.8 primes.




  
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Jul 20, 2016 11:15 |  #18

Sounds a LOT like my bag. I would suggest to possibly add the 70-200 2.8 to complete the set. I chose the Tamron and really like it .

For real estate, landscapes and just walking through nature I use the 16-35 and 70-200 (and sometimes the lighter 70-300).

For portrait sessions - the 85mm 1.8G and the 70-200 get the job done (really want the 85 1.4, someday...)

For the occasional wedding and events - the 28mm 1.8G goes on full frame body, and the 70-200 goes on another.

I also have an old film-days 50mm 1.8 that is there just to be there, but sometimes gets the shot when on rare occasion one of the others cannot.

I like them all for their different purposes, but the 70-200 excels for me for almost any occasion.




  
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Jul 20, 2016 12:31 |  #19

this is a really old thread
when I wrote it, I was brand new to nikon

the result is -I have a huge kit.

20 1.8g
28 1.8g
58 1.4g
85 1.4g
70-200 f4 vr
16-35 f4 vr

d810
d750

the nikkor 28 1.8 is an AWESOME lens, very light/small, amazing glass for the price.

what nikon glass did I own during the past year, and traded out of?:

35 sigma art 1.4, clinically great.
no soul to it tho. that's not saying it's not an amazing tool.
pretty large and heavy for what it is, a 35mm.

35 nikon 1.4, again heavy, horrible performance for the price.

24-70 nikon 2.8. great zoom, just not a zoom guy

d610, excellent body. just wanted to move into the newer d750. love the wifi. love the low light performance. love the size/weight!

50 1.8g - ok lens for the price!


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Jul 20, 2016 16:02 |  #20

That's a pretty nice line up there. Any plans on further gear or happy with where you are now?


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Jul 20, 2016 19:09 |  #21

smythie wrote in post #18072793 (external link)
That's a pretty nice line up there. Any plans on further gear or happy with where you are now?

content overall
I could imagine letting go of the 85, this is so strange....
I KNOW that it's the best lens in my bag...
but I always seem to go 28/58 on two bodies.
the 58 is so much more versatile, it's a GREAT FL on FF.
which is why I'm using 28 over 35.
28 and 58 are perfect together.
and 28 or 58 with the 70-200 is nice
so the 85 is not necessary.
unless I am doing headshots, I guess.

what are you thinking?


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Jul 20, 2016 19:25 |  #22

About your gear or mine? :lol:

Re: the 85, if you can afford to hold onto it, do so even if you don't use it much. It's a great lens. It's right at the top of my wish list


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Jul 20, 2016 19:34 |  #23

smythie wrote in post #18072930 (external link)
About your gear or mine? :lol:

Re: the 85, if you can afford to hold onto it, do so even if you don't use it much. It's a great lens. It's right at the top of my wish list


good advice.
I have no need to sell it. sometimes I just don't like owning $10-12k in gear when I only need $6k. but you're right, that lens is so good. I would probably miss it.


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Apr 21, 2017 20:26 |  #24

How about 70-200?




  
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