I find myself in a bit of a predicament - and the wealth of knowledge here I think can help steer me in the right direction.
I am currently accumulating a range of Full Frame compatible lenses so that when I make the jump to FX - all I need is to buy a body. I currently have a 50mm 1.8G, and a few DX lenses - of which I will be selling off. I will also be purchasing the 16-35 f/4 from Nikon as my wide lens - being that I like to use filters for my landscapes. I will need something on the telephoto end - and my budget is about $1,500 for this lens. The lenses I am considering are:
- Nikon 70-300 VR - Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRI (which I have found a recently serviced version on Craigslist locally for $1,300) - Nikon 70-200 VRIII f/4 - Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS HSM (about $1,300 online)
For now - I do not do any indoor sports, so not sure that the extra stop in aperture is really necessary. I mainly will use it for landscape and portraits as well. Though, I will not rule out doing some low light work with this lens in the future. I am currently a hobbyist who occasionally will take some shots for friends and referrals for minimal fees.