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    Default Lenses decision time. Help!

    hello.. lenses decision time.

    my plan is get the following:

    17-35
    28-70
    70-200

    Which brand for each range should i get? Must be budget! best is all 3 add up to ard 1k.

    aperture size try try to have constant 2.8 for all except 17-35. reason being i'm very used to using f2.8 - f4..

    Btw, Nikon system.

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    I don't think you can get all three f2.8 lenses around 1K, my friend.

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    louispang is right. Cant get those lenses at below 1K, even second hand also difficult.
    Just to give you a price idea:

    Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4, HSM EX about S$850
    Tokina 28-70 mm F2.8 was offer at S$468 somethime ago
    70-200 mm F2.8 Sigma above 1K, Nikon VR F2.8 about 3K retail.

    Rgds,

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    Sigma 17-35 EX (non HSM 82mm model) $300 2nd hand price in CS
    Tokina 28-70 ATX Pro $330 2nd hand price in CS
    Tokina 80-200 ATX (Red ring version) $350 2nd hand price in CS

    Just nice, under 1K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerstorer
    Sigma 17-35 EX (non HSM 82mm model) $300 2nd hand price in CS
    Tokina 28-70 ATX Pro $330 2nd hand price in CS
    Tokina 80-200 ATX (Red ring version) $350 2nd hand price in CS

    Just nice, under 1K.


    Haha! The sum of that comes to $980! Use the extra $20 and go out and have a nice meal!
    The equipment can only bring you so far - the rest of the photographic journey is done by you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerstorer
    Sigma 17-35 EX (non HSM 82mm model) $300 2nd hand price in CS
    Tokina 28-70 ATX Pro $330 2nd hand price in CS
    Tokina 80-200 ATX (Red ring version) $350 2nd hand price in CS

    Just nice, under 1K.
    Rather he use the money to buy a Tokina 19-35mm (77mm filter) and that way, he can saves some money to buy 77mm filters for all the lenses since all are 77mm

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    Hi behyx, if you are talking about Canon, any one of the above 3 mentioned lens could easily hit 1k. You might need to add in more $Mojo, unless as 3rd party lens as stated by the rest of CSers

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    On your budget, I suggest buying primes. Good zoom lens are expensive. Good primes are more reasonably priced.

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    Thanks guys!

    i'm in fact looking for 2nd hand, 3rd party lenses. couldn't afford 1st hand.

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    You might want to take a look at the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8. Brand new one costs about $600 plus. Highly rated lens and it's performing very well for me.

    http://www.popphoto.com/article.asp?...&page_number=1

    Hope this helps.

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