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So right now I shoot a D80 and also have a D60 in my bag, but I can't find a reason to keep two bodies in my bag. I also have a 18-200, 18-55, 55-200 and a 50 1.8. I'm thinking of selling off the D60 and all my lenses except the 50. I'll probably buy a Sigma 70-200 2.8 with the money I get, or Tamron, depending on any recommendations. So in my bag I would have my gripped D80, the 50 and 70-200. I shoot a huge array of things, mostly shows, sports, landscapes and city life. Anybody have any suggestions on what else to get? I was thinking maybe a 35 1.8? Not sure.

Anyway, suggest me lenses!
 
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Nikon 80-200 AFS. Had the Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 and wasn't impressed (soft wide open, so/so focus speed). Found a Nikon 80-200 Push/Pull. Impressed, but was slow to focus on auto racing (the keepers, however were absolutely stunning even wide open). Found an 80-200 AFS and will not be getting rid of it unless someone gifts me a 70-200 VR (which is HIGHLY unlikely).
 
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So right now I shoot a D80 and also have a D60 in my bag, but I can't find a reason to keep two bodies in my bag. I also have a 18-200, 18-55, 55-200 and a 50 1.8. I'm thinking of selling off the D60 and all my lenses except the 50. I'll probably buy a Sigma 70-200 2.8 with the money I get, or Tamron, depending on any recommendations. So in my bag I would have my gripped D80, the 50 and 70-200. I shoot a huge array of things, mostly shows, sports, landscapes and city life. Anybody have any suggestions on what else to get? I was thinking maybe a 35 1.8? Not sure.

Anyway, suggest me lenses!

I think it's always good to have more then one body. I for one use my D700 with a 20mm and 50mm or 60mm and my D300 with a telephoto 300mm f/4 or 80-400mm. This way you don't have to change lenses if you only have the one camera.


For your set up I would get this.

D60 with 35mm f/1.8
D80 with a 70-200mm or 80-200mm
I here the Tamron is very good, but very slow to focus
Nikon 2 ring AFD is great and a little faster to focus then the Tamron, plus has a limit switch.
 
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Been super busy lately, thanks for the suggestions. I'm pretty solid on selling everything except the D80 and 50mm since I don't shoot too much, although I really do like having two bodies in my bag. I figure with everything I'm selling I could get around $1000-1100, maybe? Does that sound about right?

I'm definitely getting the 80-200 AFS, looked into it and it seems perfect for my price range. Now the toss up is between the Nikkor 35 1.8 or 28 2.8. I like having a wide angle, will the 35 be good enough? After these, I plan on moving up the the 85. I'm mostly trying to stick to primes.
 
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Been super busy lately, thanks for the suggestions. I'm pretty solid on selling everything except the D80 and 50mm since I don't shoot too much, although I really do like having two bodies in my bag. I figure with everything I'm selling I could get around $1000-1100, maybe? Does that sound about right?

I'm definitely getting the 80-200 AFS, looked into it and it seems perfect for my price range. Now the toss up is between the Nikkor 35 1.8 or 28 2.8. I like having a wide angle, will the 35 be good enough? After these, I plan on moving up the the 85. I'm mostly trying to stick to primes.
Sell your 50 and pickup a wideangle.
 
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I would sell the 50, but there's something about it I just love.

And I agree that the 35 isn't very wide, but in my price range I'm not sure what else to look at. Spend a little more and get the 24 possibly?
 
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I hate being so indecisive. I'm now thinking of holding off on the wide angle and just have the 80-200 and 50, and saving my cash up for the Tokina 11-16.
 
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Would be a good one also although you might want to get on a waiting list while you save cause there a pain to get.
 
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Maybe Tokina finally got some shipped it has been a crazy wait for people I know last I looked.
 
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So I somehow managed to get $800 for my D60, 18-55, 55-200 and a couple of accessories, I lucked out like crazy. Now just to sell the 18-200, and I think I might just got out and actually buy a 70-200 VR once the prices drop. Speaking of which, what happened to cause the 80-200 to go up to the same price!? I would of just gotten that and a wide angle, but at this point, why not get the better lens?
 

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