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post #5101 of 5720

I'm kicking myself because on my local CL there was a 14-24 for sale for around $1350 but it seems someone snatched it up real quick so I missed out.
 

post #5102 of 5720
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post

I'm kicking myself because on my local CL there was a 14-24 for sale for around $1350 but it seems someone snatched it up real quick so I missed out.
 

 

 

Same here, both 14-24 and 16-35 goes very fast when priced right.  Some crazy people sell them for $100-$150 less than retails, at that price I will go for new.

post #5103 of 5720

I have the D800 and 16-35, very happy. Was also debating between this and the 14-24 and chose the 16-35 because it takes common filters (77), is more travel friendly, and had a more usable range for me. Also got a good deal on a used copy. Would love to also try the 14-24 someday.
 

post #5104 of 5720
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Originally Posted by third_eye View Post

I have the D800 and 16-35, very happy. Was also debating between this and the 14-24 and chose the 16-35 because it takes common filters (77), is more travel friendly, and had a more usable range for me. Also got a good deal on a used copy. Would love to also try the 14-24 someday.
 

 

Good to know.  Thanks

post #5105 of 5720
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If you have a full frame main body, don't get a DX crop second body. None of your midrange zooms will make sense with it. You'll need a few extra lenses that way. Unless you're doing birding with super long telephotos, there's no advantage to having a DX as a backup to your FX camera.

 

an FX camera is a rich man's toy and a professional's bread and butter. For a hobbiest, it really doesn't make a lot of sense, because the lenses cost a fortune and there isn't a lot of point to putting second rate lenses on them because the sensor just shows up all the flaws. Also, camera bodies go obsolete so fast, it's a big mistake to sink a lot of money in them. It's great if you're rich though.

 

most people end up buying way more camera than they need and chintz out on the lenses. That is totally backwards.

 

The quality of shots I've gotten with the d600 are way greater than what I got out of the d7000; for me could see better results immediately in-camera and was very happy with the bump.  I'm getting more stuff in-focus with noticeably better low-light capability.  I know this runs contrary to what I've read on these boards in the past.  I'm also a prime shooter IE midrange zooms go unused for me. 

 

My original point being; the UWA options for FX seem to have so many compromises and much higher expense; if I want an UWA shot it would be more economical to have a backup DX body for those shots - FWIW the 11-16 should also work to some degree on an FX body at 16mm from the information I have read on the interwebs.  Not that I'd want to use it that way.

 

Also keep in mind at this point in time the backup DX body is literally just for me to use right now because my d600 is in for fixing and I'm a nutbag.


I'm blown away by the quality as well. AF in very low light seems fine.  I'm using old AF non-D 50mm 1.8 and 85mm 1.8, both of which I got today :D

post #5106 of 5720
So.... the d300 may focus better but it certainly isn't on par with even the d7k in higher iso!
post #5107 of 5720

If you can't shoot great pictures that print big from a D50, you're doing something wrong.

post #5108 of 5720

I just listed my D5100 with an 18-55mm lens and second battery craigs  list for 450.00 It virtually new. Since I bought the d7000 I have not been using the d5100 much. If anyone interested shoot me a PM. 

post #5109 of 5720
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I just listed my D5100 with an 18-55mm lens and second battery craigs  list for 450.00 It virtually new. Since I bought the d7000 I have not been using the d5100 much. If anyone interested shoot me a PM. 

 

If only I didn't have to take care of other stuff first :/ Best of luck on the sale.

post #5110 of 5720
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If you can't shoot great pictures that print big from a D50, you're doing something wrong.

I must be doing it wrong wink.gif
post #5111 of 5720

It's all about creativity and technique. If you have that, the equipment is secondary. You can shoot with anything.  Cameras just snap pictures. Photographers make them.

 

All bodies are about the same nowadays. This interesting shot was posted at a photography forum I hang out at...

 

http://forums.dpreview.com/files/t/d8c2360944ad4a1b875cf78050d17870

 

One of these was taken with a D600, one with the D5200 and the other was taken with a D7000. They all look the same to me.


Edited by bigshot - 2/2/13 at 11:55am
post #5112 of 5720

Camera sold I have an extra battery and lens hood I would sell for 35,00 shipped if anyone want it fir their set up The battery is 50.00 new and 18-55 lens hood is 17.00 I will sell them for 35.00 if anyone is interested.

post #5113 of 5720

Anyone here looking for a Really Right Stuff L-bracket for a D700?  I sold my D700. I have both the L-bracket for the body only and the L-bracket that fits the d700 plus battery grip.  PM me if interested.  

post #5114 of 5720

My first shots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #5115 of 5720

I'm looking at a Nikon D5100 - Would you guys keep the 18-55 zoom kit lens or sell it and buy a prime one? If so which prime would you get?

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