Julian Posted May 4, 2013 Share Posted May 4, 2013 What kind of photography do you do? If I were you I'd pick up a nice versatile modern zoom for photography. Could be a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC (image stabilisation) for example. It will also work for video, but changing aperture is cumbersome and manual focus isn't perfect. Image stabilisation is a big plus though for handheld work. If you do a lot of extreme wide angle photograhy, a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 is very nice. Also for video. Changing focus and aperture are less of a big deal with extreme wide angle anyway. You could combine this with some cheap manual focus AI lenses for video. All lenses you mention are available as earlier versions, the non autofocus lenses go much cheaper on eBay. I wouldn't buy everything at once. Just start with a few lenses, see what you like and dislike, discover what you are missing.. (if you get a 17-50mm zoom you can figure out which focal length you like the most, maybe you love 35mm, so it's worth to invest in a Samyang 35mm 1.4 or a Nikkor AI 35mm 1.4 for example.. etc. Same for rigs etc. Probably you have a tripod or monopod already... start with those. If you have a stabilized lens try using that for hand held shooting. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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