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Haha yeh right. Could you see yourself putting that massive filter on your 14-24mm?

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Nope, that is why I sold the 14-24 for 16-35, I have no regret, I don't shoot professional and does not need the pixel peeking sharpest.
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You can rest assured that you are well into the range of overkill already.

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Both 14-24 and 16-35 are great lenses. The 16-35 is a more useful range. The extra 2mms is not a big deal. The weight of the 14-24 alone is kinda heavy but that's what you will have to burden if you want the 2.8. One that you didnt mention is the 17-35. It is still a great lens and one of my all time favorites. I never really felt the need to go any wider but ymmv
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All taken with the old 85mm 1.8 AF lens.  Most of these are cropped quite a bit

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I wet cleaned my sensor over the weekend, completely dust free (for now).  :biggrin:

 

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A few same day edits of the wedding I shot this past weekend.  I have 3 weddings under my belt now with a 4th in a couple months.  Couldn't have asked for a better first summer of shooting 'professionally'.  Hopefully I'll be busier next year!

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I never shoot at high ISO before and it turns out pretty good at 6400.

 

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Recent cameras can shoot in the bottom of a coal mine at midnight.
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I'm impressed, the only light is on is about 20' away and about 30watts.
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I'm another person who should have found this thread much earlier.
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Originally Posted by musubi1000 View Post

Both 14-24 and 16-35 are great lenses. The 16-35 is a more useful range. The extra 2mms is not a big deal. The weight of the 14-24 alone is kinda heavy but that's what you will have to burden if you want the 2.8. One that you didnt mention is the 17-35. It is still a great lens and one of my all time favorites. I never really felt the need to go any wider but ymmv

 

Anakchan kindly lent me his 14-24 for a few months. It is a very fun lens. I was borrowing it before that to shoot pictures at the Tokyo shows. To be able to walk up to a table and shoot the entire thing standing right in front of it was very handy. Ken Rockwell approved this was not. ;)

 

I ended up buying the 16-35 for those very reasons though: I had been shooting at 35mm (f1:2D prime) for so long it made sense, especially in FX (I have a D800 now). Also the 14-24 starts to visibly distort objects below 16mm but doesn't really add anything for me. I use a flash indoors as well (SB-700) and wont be shooting more open than f4 -- very often much more closed and I usually shoot in Manual mode with auto-ISO.

 

I did have a lot of fun with the 14-24 though. My first experiments with it outside of the shows are in the "Fukuoka, Tenjin" set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/currawong1/sets/

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Actually, you ended up agreeing with Ken Rockwell there.

 

I've gone with the Tamron 17-50 2.8 for the midrange and the Tokina 11-16 2.8 for ultrawide. For fish, I have the Vivitar 7mm 3.5- a fantastic lens for pennies. I like the lighter weight of DX because I do a lot of street shooting.


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Actually, you ended up agreeing with Ken Rockwell there.

 

I've gone with the Tamron 17-50 2.8 for the midrange and the Tokina 11-16 2.8 for ultrawide. For fish, I have the Vivitar 7mm 3.5- a fantastic lens for pennies. I like the lighter weight of DX because I do a lot of street shooting.

 

Yes, ultimately I did read Ken Rockwell's ultra wide page both before, during and after I'd started paying attention to the lens properly and I get what he is saying. It encouraged me to get all the unnecessary crap out of my pictures.  

 
I also shoot RAW + JPEG basic and end up using the latter most often, which surprised me, but saves me a lot of time if I set the camera up right to begin with.  I bought the D800 as a kit with the 28-300, which covers most stuff outdoors.  What I'd like to get for my wife and daughter to use is the most basic Nikon DSLR (D40?), a 24mm prime for indoors (roughly equivalent to my 35mm on the D800) and the 55-300 for, say, sports carnivals and other outdoor events. They don't have to figure out the camera then beyond selecting a default program. 
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Anakchan kindly lent me his 14-24 for a few months. 

 

Where do I sign up? It's been a while since I held one in my hands...

 

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I ended up buying the 16-35 for those very reasons though: I had been shooting at 35mm (f1:2D prime) for so long it made sense, especially in FX (I have a D800 now). Also the 14-24 starts to visibly distort objects below 16mm but doesn't really add anything for me. I use a flash indoors as well (SB-700) and wont be shooting more open than f4 -- very often much more closed and I usually shoot in Manual mode with auto-ISO.

 

 
One of the reasons why I think the 14-24 is something I would enjoy....
 
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What I'd like to get for my wife and daughter to use is the most basic Nikon DSLR (D40?), a 24mm prime for indoors (roughly equivalent to my 35mm on the D800) and the 55-300 for, say, sports carnivals and other outdoor events. They don't have to figure out the camera then beyond selecting a default program. 

 

Funnily enough with the 700, I still have the D40 and a 35mm DX lens. I didn't realise there was a 24mm DX version, but I think it may be the FX prime lens you are talking about - the D40 would see an equivalent of a 36mm lens...I would buy a 35mm DX for the D40 for the wife/kids... Unless you already have a 24mm FX and you want to use it on the D800 also from time to time....

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