Which lens to keep and which lens to sell for my new D750. Need suggestions

SK11SK11 Posts: 2Member
edited June 2015 in Nikon Lenses
Hi All
I am new in this forum. I am desperately looking for some advise on lens choices for my D750. I need to decide urgently as few of these lenses I am planning to buy used, and the stock is limited. Please help.
I mostly shoot street, landscapes ( travel), and sometimes portraits, and candid. Never shoot birds, wildlife, studio or sports. I was using D7000 with ( 18-200 ED, 35mm 1.8 G, 50mm 1.8 D, Tokina 11-16). Now moved to D750.
Here are the lenses I have
24 mm 1.8D
50mm 1.4 D
85mm 1.8 D
35mm 1.8 D : Ordered but haven't paid for it yet ( can be cancelled/replaced)

Now my question is :
I have an option of selling 85mm 1.8 D and replace it with 80-200 2.8 ED. Will that be a good move?
OR should I keep the 85mm and also buy 80-200, instead of 35mm 1.8 ?
Or to put it in other words if I have to drop 1 lens from the above list and replace it with 80-200 which one should let go?


The other question is : would 24mm be enough for landscapes? Or do I have to add another prime 20mm 1.8 or a zoom ?
I am having a problem of plenty,and getting terribly confused. Any suggestion from this forum will be of great help. As I need to make a decision in next 1-2 days
regards
SK
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  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited June 2015

    I have an option of selling 85mm 1.8 D and replace it with 80-200 2.8 ED.
    there are several different versions of this
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/80-200mm-history.htm
    which one are you thinking of ?

    The other question is : would 24mm be enough for landscapes? Or do I have to add another prime 20mm 1.8 or a zoom

    There are so many different styles and types of Landscapes only you know the answer to this
    The AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR will cover most things
    here is an example @16mm on my D800

    image
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  • SK11SK11 Posts: 2Member
    Thanks for the response. regarding 80-200 I mean the new 80-200 which has rotating zoom ( not the old push and pull)
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    Do mean the Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-S ?
    It has no VR but would be more flexible but not quite as sharp as the 85mm 1.8 D
    How much can you get for your? 85 what is the 80 -200 going to cost ?
  • kanuckkanuck Posts: 1,300Member
    To be honest you had a better setup when you were shooting DX. You should have waited a bit longer and invested in some better glass. The 80-200 is good but its a pig and super heavy at 1300g! I'd keep the 85mm or spring for the exceptional 70-200 F4. The 70-200mm VR F4 is really something else for portraits and landscapes. The DX glass you currently have were/are very good. Always invest in the glass first and get the body last. The 70-200 F4 for example, will be around for years and will continue cranking out beautiful images for you. Don't worry though I made the same mistake as you back in 2007 switching from a D300 to a D700. Get the lenses you deserve. 16-35mm F4 and 70-200 F4 annnnnnnnd done deal! ;)
  • SportsSports Posts: 365Member
    Looks like the 85 sort of "replaces" your old 50 f/1.8, so you should probably keep the 85.
    In a year, you'll probably see more clearly if you actually use the 85. Maybe, one of the other primes will have ended up being unused .... in which case you cn sell it.

    It's understandable that you also want some kind of tele zoom. Also, if you used the Tokina a lot, I think that you'll want something wider than the 24 to use on the D750.

    I agree when some other posters hint that you should be a little more patient, and then get "the right stuff" rather than rush into something which is not quite what you really wanted for your excellent 750.
    D300, J1
    Sigma 70-200/2.8, 105/2.8
    Nikon 50/1.4G, 18-200, 80-400G
    1 10-30, 30-110
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,098Member
    edited June 2015
    I think you have a good set of lenses already. Stick with what you've got/ordered and see how things go. Those old AF lenses are kind of underrated IMO. Yes they don't stack up compared to modern versions, but for the price and the weight/size savings alone you have a great setup.

    If you need anything wider than 24mm (16mm DX), then you could pick up the 20mm F2.8D, it would be a good fit with what you have now.

    As for the 80-200mm, I'd say hold off unless you really need it. You might be better off saving and picking up a Tamron 70-200mm VC, for just a little bit more. In my experience a F2.8 lens really cannot replace a lens with a faster aperture.
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    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • kanuckkanuck Posts: 1,300Member
    I think you have a good set of lenses already. Stick with what you've got/ordered and see how things go. Those old AF lenses are kind of underrated IMO. Yes they don't stack up compared to modern versions, but for the price and the weight/size savings alone you have a great setup.

    If you need anything wider than 24mm (16mm DX), then you could pick up the 20mm F2.8D, it would be a good fit with what you have now.

    As for the 80-200mm, I'd say hold off unless you really need it. You might be better off saving and picking up a Tamron 70-200mm VC, for just a little bit more. In my experience a F2.8 lens really cannot replace a lens with a faster aperture.

    All good suggestions +1

    ;)
  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 2,005Member
    edited June 2015
    Samyang 14mm f2.8 ..None of your DX lenses were very wide ie no sigma 10-20mm in your kit so do you need wide?
    Are you happy carrying lots of primes ?? when I go out its one lens per camera ..no bag so I prefer zooms
    Perhaps a 14-24 Nikon and a 24-120 as well as a 70-2/300
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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    In any lens purchase decision I would suggest getting the best lens one can purchase, within reason..... I think I would rather have one exceptional lens, e.g., a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art rather than a 24 or 28mm plus a 50mm. Or an 85mm f/1.8G Nikkor over a 50mm plus 100/105mm.

    Of course, in reality I have a lot of lenses, but as I like primes, I could live with having these three lenses....Nikkor or Sigma 24mm f/1.4 , 35mm f/1.4 Sigma, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII Nikkor. Maybe a teleconverter would be useful as well.
    Msmoto, mod
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