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Thoughts on lenses to keep or go..

s2sailorlis_nikon

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s2sailorlis_nikon Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Jun 2012
Wed 06-Mar-13 02:05 AM

Today I received a nice, used 300mm f/4 af-s...(and waiting for my TC-14e to arrive Thursday...) being a happy man i mention this to my wife who summarily states "you have a closet full of stuff...is this getting out of hand..

Giving this some further thought...i find myself with:
Nikkor 18-55 3.5-5.6
Nikkor 28 2.8 AI
Nikkor 28-200 3.5-5.6 D
Nikkor 28-70 3.5-5.6 (2nd gen)
Nikkor 55 3.5 Micro with ext tube
Nikkor 70-300 3.5-5.6 VR
Nikkor 300mm 4.5 AI
Nikkor 300mm f/4 AF-S
Sigma 28-70 2.8
Tokina 2x MC
Nikkor TC-14e

Some of this glass was sourced from some estate sale/eBay re-selling I did over the past few years...in 2011 I hit some mother lode equipment and made enough to pay for 60% of what I have today. Some items I kept because I was already ahead of the game...

I find myself doing mostly landscape, birding and flora, and want to try some industrial subjects.

I have a D200, D50 and F3 HP (i may sell the latter..)

So now I am thinking what to keep. My thought is to sell the 28, 28-200, and the 300 AI. The D50 is my "beater" camera for daily abuse. The Sigma produces nice jpeg pictures out of the D50, so I am thinking of keeping that.

The 28-70 woyld be my "ready to go" on the D200. And the rest for special use. I really need to get a decent wide as I use the cheap kit lens (18-55) but it takes nice shots...or at least it did when I went to Death Valley last Fall..But maybe I should sell that too and use all those proceeds for a decent wide (can be manual focus..)

Appreciate any PoV....and of course I didn't tell the wife about the new Markins ball head....jeesh...


excuse typos..

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