[D7000] 17-50 + 70-300 good setup?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by allan_martin, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Hello!
    Im looking for a couple advices on my set of lenses.
    Right now I have a 35mm, a 18-105 and a 70-300.
    Im planning on getting a 17-50 sigma and leave it with the 70-300 as my 2 main lenses. 99% of the time I wont be able to take more than 2 lenses with me so that's why this is a tough decision for me.
    Is the 17-50 + 70-300 a nice set for most cases? I cant tell if Ill be missing those 20mm in range really...
    Was hoping you guys could enlighten me a little bit!
    Thank you!
     
  2. You will be fine, tho I do like the 85-100mm (FX equivalent) range for portraiture. Just make do, frame differently, maybe move around, crop in pp etc...Whether the combo works or not, you'd have to decide for yourself after awhile.
     
  3. Oh I have a 85mm for portraits too but thats so specific that I didnt include it in the post.
    I asked about the 17-50 + 70-300 for general use, especially when travelling, as I like landscapes, nature, urban areas, architecture and general use.
     
  4. That sounds like a good travel kit. Unless it's for something particular like portraits I don't think that gap is a big problem. Though when I had that camera I did like the 18-105 as a travel lens for versatility.
     
  5. I have a D90 (same crop factor as D7000, I believe) and my main two lenses are the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 and the Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR. I shoot a lot of landscapes, abstracts, cityscapes, some street, etc. I very, very rarely find myself needing those 20mm in the middle.
     
  6. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    I doubt that the little gap between 50mm and 70mm will be an issue.
     
  7. i have that same setup. you wont notice the 20mm gap.
     
  8. Thank you a lot guys! Feel more comfortable now. Cya.
     
  9. My usual travel kit is a Nikon 17-55mm f2.8 and a Nikon 80-400mm VR. I have never missed not having the 55-80mm covered.
    Kent in SD
     
  10. As others, I don't think you'll find yourself missing a whole lot. But if you want to make sure for yourself (as we all have a different style and preferences), it's fairly easy to do so: EXIF data of your existing images, or use the 18-105 to see what you'd be missing.
     
  11. Sigma makes a 17-70mm f2.8-4 w/OS and HSM lens that covers that range. I have it and like it much more than the kit lens. have seen it for about 400.00,US
     

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