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Only two lenses ...

tl

Ames, US
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tl Basic Member
Thu 02-May-02 04:09 PM

If you could have only two lenses, what would they be for landscape/travel photography (vistas, parks/gardens, structures); and people photography (family events, fairs, festivals)? Sports, wildlife (unless in a zoo), or macro photography would be minimal. Most, but not all, photography events are outdoors; a tripod is not part of the ensemble. Neither weight nor cost (for new purchase if necessary) would be sole determinants, but as usual, less weight and lower cost are better. Image quality is paramount; yes, I know it’s the photographer, but I like to have equipment that challenges rather than limits me as my skills improve. Two lenses may not be forever, but for now it’s two.

I don’t make my living from photography, but I’ve been reevaluating my photo equipment in consideration of the type of photography I find that I most enjoy (noted above), from several rolls of film recently taken. This could be a ‘clean slate’ in terms of what I end up with, but that’s not my specific goal. I came back to SLR photography a year ago after several years in the point-and-shoot wilderness, and sometimes feel like I’m relearning all the things I thought I knew. I should mention I have an F100 that just came yesterday, that I’m also evaluating; and that I think those two lenses will be something in wide angle, and something in short telephoto. But, I’d like some input from the collective wisdom here before I go further.

Thanks in advance.

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