'snobby' lenses

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Who knows what I'm talking about? I'm finding myself wanting more and more 'snobby' lenses than normal ones.

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How about a Nikkor AF-S 28 f1.4 for starters.. not many around! But, pretty cool piece.
I want a 500 or 600 /4 VR. So I can really play.
 
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For example, I have a Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 and a Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG AF.

Which one is more snobby?

In the end it is not the collection of glass that sets you apart from other photographers, it is the images you create that makes your mark on the photography world.

One of the best photographs of 2007 was taken with a 18-200mm VR lens. A kit lens.
 
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I had a 18-200 VR and it was an awesome lense for a DX format. I wished they made a FX lens that would cover that range with good f#, even if it was quite large in size. I would sell my zooms that cover that range.
 
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For example, I have a Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 and a Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG AF.

Which one is more snobby?

In the end it is not the collection of glass that sets you apart from other photographers, it is the images you create that makes your mark on the photography world.

One of the best photographs of 2007 was taken with a 18-200mm VR lens. A kit lens.
Right on!

Things are only snobby to those who don't have 'em---perhaps!
 
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In the end it is not the collection of glass that sets you apart from other photographers, it is the images you create that makes your mark on the photography world.

Nonsense. This is about being snobby. Get with the program. We don't care if you take pictures or not. This is about having the best toys when you die.
 
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Then there is also the 300 f/2
The AIS 200-400/4 used to be just as snobby since they were made in similar numbers (around 450), but since the AFS 200-400 came out the AIS version has lost some of its snob appeal.

Another contender for snobby lenses is the 10mm OP (orthographic projection) lens. According to Nikon it was the world's first SLR lens with an aspheric lens, it requires true mirror lockup to use (Nikon F, F2, F3, Nikkormat), the images are weird even for a fisheye, and it's rare (approx 700 made).
 
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anything better than a kit lens is prolly snobby...so guess i'ma snob ..lol
 
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My one venture into what might be considered "snob lenses" is the AI-S 135/2. But it only cost a couple of hundred (although I seem them listed by dealers at nearly twice that). Does that mean mine wasn't expensive enough to be a true "snob" lens? :cool:
 
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. For the general public, bigger is snobbier. :smile:
Agreed with the proviso that girth impresses as much or more than length.:biggrin:

If I wanna' look snobby I hang my 300f2.8 AI-S over my shoulder on my old D2h and shoot with whatever lens I really need on my D3. The thickness impresses/intimidates the commoners.
 
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