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04-06-2008, 06:23 AM   #1
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My meandering lens roadmap...some ideas

After looking at some of my own and other people's images made with the kit lens, I'm beginning to wonder about the wisdom of keeping both the kit lens and the Sigma 17-70. I have an idea for a revamped kit:

DA18-55 (I already have)
(if I find that I need more than 200, I may see about trading the 50-200 for a DA55-300 later on)

FA 31
FA 43 (I already have)
FA 77
DFA 100/2.8 macro or Sigma 105/2.8 macro
(if I find that I need anything wider than 31, I may pick up another prime in the 14-20 range later on)

As convenient as zooms are, I just can't get my mind off of the FA 31 and 77. In a way, it seems crazy to put that much money into lenses, but there's just something special about both of them that I haven't seen in other lenses. If I were to go this route, the money I would get for the 17-70 would go towards one of the primes.

Anybody got a kit similar to this?


04-06-2008, 07:00 AM   #2
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Have the 31 and 77. Would rarely use the zoom. Once blessed with the limited look all else pales. Do use the 16-45 for the 16 end (love 24 eq lenses). You might shoot the zoom in conditions that the limiteds would rather avoid - rain, snow, etc.

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