Now the question is....

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Phillip Ino, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Do I join the dark side (Uncle Frank and his Cronies :tongue:)  and get the 35/2 prime or do I get the 35-70, a.k.a Baby Beast, as I had somewhat intended on doing, for my D700? What do you think?
     
  2. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    35/2
    without a doubt

    or both
     
  3. On a D700 ? none of the above.
     
  4. You're switching to FX, right? If you're looking for a replacement for your Sig 30, a 50mm will be a close match to the lens you are losing. So I'd go with the 35-70 lens.
     
  5. panda81

    panda81

    Feb 7, 2008
    Texas
    i vote for the 35/2, or 50/1.4 since you're FF now. didn't you mention you have another Beast at your disposal? also, you might want a mid-range zoom wider than 35mm for your upcoming wedding.
     
  6. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    I like the way you think, Frank :wink:
     
  7. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    I do intend on getting a 50mm to replace the Dirty Thirty, but I'm waiting till the Sig 50/1.4 comes out.
     
  8. I like the 35 f/2, I have one but since you have the D700 I'd just get the 35-70 and get the added flexibility!
     
  9. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Well there is no doubt I will get a 50/1.4, but I gotta wait for the Sig. I don't have another beast, but I do have the 20-35/2.8 which will be adequate for the wedding, I think.
     
  10. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Well I don't have the D700 yet...it's being ordered today....argh, the torture of waiting!! You may be right about the flexibility and it would be a good continuation where my 20-35/2.8 ends.....hmmmm....
     
  11. panda81

    panda81

    Feb 7, 2008
    Texas
    will the wedding be indoors or outdoors? i took some photos for a friend's indoor wedding earlier this year, and sometimes i felt like my 24mm wasn't wide enough for a zoom. it might be a huge pain for you to constantly switch in between the two lenses (20-35 and 35-70) if you'll be zooming in and out quite frequently.
     
  12. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Well, your 24mm was, in actuality, 36mm. So my 20-35 should definitely be wide enough. The ceremony is outdoors and the reception is indoors. As for switching lenses, I can eliminate that by using my D80 with whatever lens I might feel I'd need to switch to.
     
  13. panda81

    panda81

    Feb 7, 2008
    Texas
    oh good point, i forgot you had a second body, and the crop factor thing on my end :frown:
     
  14. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Hehe:tongue:. I think grt_napa in the FS forum is strategically posting that Sig 24/1.8 for me. I just know it's aimed at me:confused: :wink:
     
  15. panda81

    panda81

    Feb 7, 2008
    Texas
    just slap a Nikon 24-70/2.8 on your new D700 and be done with it! :wink:
     
  16. timkoo

    timkoo

    304
    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago
    but leifw's 35/2 is there too
    :biggrin:
    good luck with your lens choices!
     
  17. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    That one is part of my long term plan :wink:
     
  18. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin

    Yeah, that one's been on my mind for days :tongue: I ended up going for the Sigma 24/1.8 since it's a little wider and a little faster :biggrin:
     
  19. Hey Francis
    Time to change your signature :smile:

    when you get your 24 please post pics.

    Thanks
     
  20. I have both and use the 35-70 alot more.......build and sharpness are great
     
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