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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Tue 06-Mar-12 01:11 PM

Welcome to Nikonians!

You've got several questions and each may get a better response in the dedicated forums for Tripods and Lenses.

I've got the Sigma 150 and Nikon 105 f/2.8 VR for macro. The Nikon 105 is a very nice focal length for portraits and street photography, and the VR is a nice plus in that role. It also works with Nikon teleconverters so you can create effective focal lengths of 105mm, 150mm, 175mm, and 210mm. The Sigma is a very nice lens with OS and a tripod foot - nice for macro but a bit heavier and bulkier for street and portraits.

On your tripod, you might consider the Q20 over the Q10. It is a little bigger and provides more certainly if you add long lenses or lenses that do not have a tripod foot. The Q10 will hold everything you are considering but the Q20 or RRS BH-55 future proofs you a bit. I use the BH-55 with the lever release and RRS L-brackets.

I have the 16-35 f/4 VR for my wide lens. You may be giving up a bit in the corners, but VR has been a real plus for use on the water or other situations where tripods are not allowed or effective. The 16-35 also has filter threads - a nice plus allowing use with a CP or my Vari-N-Duo filter.

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