So a little background real quick...I had a D800 with Nikon 24-120 F4 (2010) and Nikon 50mm F1.8G previously (2013-2018). I had sold it and early this year acquired a Nikon D300S with Tamron 17-50 F2.8 Di (non VC).
I've been using the D300S but since my last camera was a D800, feel the D300S just can't keep up with me in these times even with the F2.8 lens.
Now....I recently went to Korea and got a D750 for a good price. I am looking for a lens or two for my D750. I've been looking at the following lenses for an all-around lens:
Nikon 24-85 F3.5-4.5 VR ($350)
Nikon 24-120 F4 ($580) same lens I had before
Nikon 28-300 F3.5-5.6G ($800)
I know these lens aren't the greatest quality but my last 24-120 was more disappointing than people made it out to be. Maybe I had a bad copy. I would prefer a single lens that can get me most of the focal range while providing decent quality images.
I am also looking for a prime lens. I want one that isn't super expensive but will give me good quality pictures as apposed to the all around lens above. I want one that has good sharpness wide open. I have been looking at the following:
Nikon 24mm F1.8G ($600) [Probably can't buy any other lens if I buy this]
Nikon 35mm F1.8G ($460)
Nikon 35mm F2D ($325)
Nikon 50mm F1.8D ($99)
Nikon 50mm F1.8G ($181)
Nikon 50mm F1.4D ($271)
Nikon 50mm F1.4G ($400)
I have also been eyeing the Nikon 70-300 F4.5-5.6e ($600) because I have seen very good reviews on it and was thinking of 24-85 + 70-300 but then no prime lens. I do believe that lens is very good from what I've seen but again I am trying not to switch out lens all the time.
I looked at my Korea trip pics and randomly selected like 60 pics and found the average focal length to be 28mm (17mm being most used & 50mm being second place).
As of right now I'm leaning towards 24-120 F4 & 35mm F2D.
I will be borrowing my old D800 + 24-120 + 50mm next week from my friend, whom I sold to, and see how it is.
I am open to suggestions, if you've made it this far, thank you for reading.
D800, D50, M18XR2, i7 870, 16GB, TITAN