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I know there are dozens of posts on the forums regarding best lenses and all that jazz, but I was hoping to get some feedback from those of you who have faced a similar issue as I am facing now.
I'm primarily a landscape, nature, and architecture photographer and occasionally dabble in event/sports photography such as marathons, cycling races, and conventions. Of the 10s of thousands of photos i take a year, i would estimate that 70% are landscape/nature/architecture.
I shoot with a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon D80 (which i'm hoping to replace wither another D7000 sooner than later). My lens/flash collection includes:
Nikon 135mm f/2.0 DC
Sigma 10-20mm wide lens
Nikon 35mm f/1.8
Nikon SB-600 flash (very rarely used)
I absolutely love shooting with my 135mm and my wide angle and can't imagine ever giving either one up, though I do recognize the Tokina wide angle is generally a better lens than the sigma. I typically hate shooting with my flash and would prefer buying a lens with a greater aperture to avoid having to use a flash. Also keep in mind that i prefer shooting from a distance and capturing people/things in their element (rather than posing). With that said, I've had a really tough time landing on the right lens combination to cover all of the types of photos I take. In particular, i'm looking for a zoom lens that will support indoor photography such as some sporting events or weddings.
I've considered purchasing a Nikon 80-200 f/2.8, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8, Nikon 24-70 f/2.8, or Nikon 24-120mm f/4. The 24-120mm is an interesting choice because I would have very little overlap with my existing lenses and would allow me to shoot from a distance if I chose to. But on the flipside, getting a 2.8 lens is really attractive due to the greater aperture. I have rented all of the lenses mentioned with the exception of the 24-120mm and they all product great images. The 70-200mm and 80-200mm (new version) were a bit heavy for my liking (shoot handheld often), but the range on those lenses are just phenomenal.
I'm curious, for those of you who faced a similar decision as me, was there something else that you considered or factored into making the choice?