Upload & Sell: On
I appreciate everything you have to say Rafael. I'm delighted that you've chosen to become more involved in this thread precisely because of the history you bring to these conversations. My limit initially was $300 and I was able to accumulate quite a few lenses keeping the price in that region. In fact, I believe eight of my lenses have cost less than a hundred dollars and a great many less than two hundred. It was only when I sold the last five of my Canon L lenses that I stepped up and paid the then market price for the...Show more →
Unbelievable committment to Nikon manual focus!
Being both very new to Nikon and Nikon manual focus (although in digital photography since around 2000, mostly with Canon,) being retired and of limited means (money and time) and being realistic about my level of commitment and talent, I am embarking on a different approach:
I will get the best lenses (for my needs) available and try to get the best out of them. Thus I am selling some MF lenses where the AF is better, for example the 28 2.8 AI-s for the 28 1.8G, the 85 2 AI-s for the 85 1.8G, etc. And I am acquiring lenses that have no equal, for example the 135 2 AI-s, the 105 2.8G VR, and, you will laugh, the Tamron 70-300 4-5.6 DI VC. Also, many on your list look good to me!
In some cases image quality, taste, and fun shooting will prevail, as in preferring the 25-50 4 and 50-135 3.5 AI-s to the 24-70 2.8G. In some cases experience makes the choice: a trip to the zoo where I struggled to focus with the 180 2.8ED AI-s made me get the Tamron.
In any case, my lens lineup will never match yours, or probably most of the participants here, but I have learned more here than any forum out there, and have enjoyed the photography and talent on display!