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Old Posted Aug 17, 2011, 7:02 PM
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^^a versatile kit, only one slow lens in the bunch, nice!

My updated equipment list.


Nikon D90
Nikon D50


Nikkor AF-S 16-85mm f/3-5-5.6G ED VR DX:
Sharp, versatile, an awesome lens as long as you have daylight.

Tokina AT-X Pro SD 12-24mm F4 (IF) DX:
Zooms in enough that it's useful to walk around with this and a couple longer primes.

Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF DX VR:
Actually a fine lens, but I never use it because it feels like crap compared to my other lenses.

Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8 G DX:
No complaints.

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S:
Super fast, super sharp. I installed a cpu chip in this lens so all the automatic functions of the camera would work with it.

Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.8 D:
No complaints

Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 Ai-S:
One of the all time greats. Swapped the Ai version for the newer Ai-S and added a cpu chip. Better control of CAs, smaller and has a built-in lens hood.

Nikkor 200mm f/4 Ai-S:
Not that fast, but faster than telephoto zooms and sharp at f4. The strong point about this lens is its very small size for such a long lens. I added a cpu chip to this one too.

Induro tripod
Polarizing filter (unfortunately doesn't fit on my 16-85 or 12-24)
Cheap Chinese extension tubes
Reversing ring
Remote shutter release

I'm loving the primes and have almost everything I want. Maybe a dedicated macro lens or a wide angle prime. Or a full frame camera with big bright viewfinder and high ISO capability, perhaps.
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