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RE: DOF Illustration

Go to the DxO Lens Database and see some measured data for the glass in question.
If the link goes thru correctly, you'll be on the page with both the Nikkor G 1.8 and the 1.4
You'll see that the 1.8 is pretty darn good and bests the 1.4 in a few areas......I'm massivelly impressed .
The new Z (or is is S) mount stuff for the Mirrorless is a littel MORE $$ but also is VERY good performing.

My goal is a 3-lens kit. I'm not interesting in Birding.....but WOULD like a good Macro. I tested the Nikkor 105 f2.8 on my camera (FTZ Adapter) and it was OK. Maybe I'll just be satisfied with some extension rings? For 40$? I don't see the downside for limitied close-up / macro style use.

The kit lens with the Mirrorless, a 24-70 f4 is really fine. Add to that the 70-200 f2.8 (not yet out) and a good prime, and I'm golden.

I carried around EOS 1 stuff for a decade and change and it just got TOO HEAVY. The 100-400 L lens was hardly used but weighted a TON.

Those Z-series bodies from Nikon are quite nice. Just be SURE to update to the latest Firmware, which last I looked was 3.0 and helps autofocus / tracking / eye lock.....
Too much is never enough

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