In Contention

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Exactly which lenses/camera bodies comprise the ‘perfect’ kit?

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In an effort to keep costs down, and to reduce the number of items to only those that matter, I’m trying to work out what exactly I need.

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So, I have the two D800 bodies, and the two Tamron zooms. All good.

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But what, if anything else, might I need?

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I reckon I can safely say that a Macro is not necesary, as I’ve teased various lenses for their  near macro abilities, and in terms of ring shots etc, the 70-200mm does a good job at the long end, with the 36mpx of the D800 giving room to crop.

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But, what about primes? Zooms have a max aperture of F2.8, which isn’t bad, but might make all the difference in dimly lit spaces. And I swear that anything indoors, outside of british summertime (all three weeks of it), is low light!

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I question how much use apertures between F1.4 and F2.8 get during weddings etc. For portrait yes, but for the majority of the day, no.

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So whether I may need a 50mm F1.4 or an 85mm F1.8 (or both) is something that will occur to me as the year goes on. I mentioned to a friend just today that the difference in quality between a Fuji 35mm F1.4 on an XE2 and a Sigma 50mm F1.4 ART on a D800 would be vast, and her interesting reply was along the lines of….’noticeable to who, and by how much at ordinary viewing sizes?

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Very good point.

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🙂

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