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| p.1 #1 · Fast lenses without regard to resolution |
I have an unusual "which lenses should I buy" conundrum. I might regret asking this here, but I'll try it anyway
I rarely display high-resolution images. I rarely print at all. So resolution isn't a huge concern for me, I don't think. I frequently read lens reviews that say "this lens is soft" and wonder if I'm actually going to care. So, you ask, why don't I just get a point-and-shoot? Because even the best ones are totally inflexible and have slow AF and aren't particularly responsive. I enjoy shooting with an SLR, and I can afford it, so why not? Also, I'm a bit of a bokeh fiend, and it's a lot easier to get subject separation with a larger sensor. I am in the process of switching to Nikon from Micro Four Thirds because of the smaller sensor and because I missed having an optical viewfinder. I thought about going full-frame, but realized I couldn't quite swing it, so I have a D7000.
The question is, can my lack of care about resolution save me a lot of money? I've got a Sigma 17-50 OS that I'm quite happy with...I am looking for an ultrawide of some sort, a telephoto lens that can get me to 400mm (teleconverters are ok if AF is maintained), and possibly a macro lens or a fast 100mm-ish prime. I'm looking to spend another $1500 or so on top of what I already have. I buy almost all of my lenses used. Below are representative images of the kind of shots I like to take. Given all of this, any thinking-out-of-the-box ideas for lenses I should look into? I know what I think I want, but I could be wrong.