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Am I crazy??

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Donzo98, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    I am thinking of selling my 24-70... and using only the Nikon 50mm 1.4 AF-S :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    Have I lost my mind?? :confused: :confused: :confused: 
     
  2. lovD300

    lovD300

    517
    Feb 25, 2008
    Canada
    no, and think of what you can buy with all the extra money you will have :biggrin:
     
  3. Yes. I've decided to go in the other direction and am considering selling my only two primes.
     
  4. Julien

    Julien

    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    Crazy yes. Not for selling the 24-70 but for buying the 50 AF-S instead of the previous model :tongue:
     
  5. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    No way!!! The AFS version is insanely sharp... I am very happy with the quality of the images.
     
  6. ubetcha

    ubetcha

    Nov 12, 2006
    San Diego, Ca
    Don, My humble recommendation..... especially if you don't need the ca$h for another NAS attack, is to put the 24-70 away for awhile and just pretend you sold it. Seriously! You'll soon find out if you really need it or not.... it seems that I always need the item I got rid of, almost immediately.
     
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  7. gilbo

    gilbo

    367
    Feb 10, 2007
    Texas

    yep yep yep :m58:
     
  8. You're insane. I hate my 50mm f1.4, and want a 24-70mm so bad after using a friends copy.
     
  9. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    Crazy?

    No, not certifiable.

    But I surely would not do it! My 50 /1.4 barely gets out of the case; the 24-70 is "glued too tightly to remove" from the D3.
     
  10. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
    Yes you are :biggrin:.

    To tell the truth: I absolutely love my 24-70, and normally I would never let it go.
     
  11. Come on Doc you don't really want to sell that 24-70, so why do you ask? :m03:
     
  12. Keep the zoom and just pick up a 50/1.8. Then you'll get the best of both worlds!
     
  13. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    OK... you guys are right!! I'm keeping it...
     

  14. I sold my 24-70 and my 70-200 and don't miss them at all. Way to big and heavy. I use my 20mm and 50mm and love it.
     
  15. Jonathan

    Jonathan

    676
    Jun 11, 2005
    Southern Maine
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    Ed, that chart is full of great information. I have not tried the 50mm AF-S, but thought the 60mm af-s was extremely sharp. According to the chart the 50 is even sharper. It must be a really sharp lens. Those photos are great.
     
  16. I wouldn't ever give up my 24-70. Especially not for the AF-S 50.
     
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