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Offline alan1572

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Re: payment at last
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2010, 08:05:44 PM »
As to which ones to get then suggest the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 but might be a bit expensive at just under £1,200. Greys of Westminister have a 35-70mm F2.8 secondhand at £395.

the 2nd hand price is fine, it'll be quite the investment, just need to pluck up the courage to buy them
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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2010, 08:10:51 PM »
As to which ones to get then suggest the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 but might be a bit expensive at just under £1,200. Greys of Westminister have a 35-70mm F2.8 secondhand at £395.

the 2nd hand price is fine, it'll be quite the investment, just need to pluck up the courage to buy them

I know, that's why I suggested secondhand AIS lenses. Also, check out Mifsuds.  :tup:

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Re: payment at last
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2010, 09:11:42 AM »
what about these?
Nikon Nikkor 24-85mm F2.8/4 AF-D IF
Sigma lens AF 17-70mm 2.8-4.0 DC
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Re: payment at last
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2010, 12:24:19 PM »
Glad the payment has been sorted out for you Alan.

Nikon have just announced a new 24-120 f/4, designed as a general purpose carry-round lens for the D700. It is expensive and won't be ine the shops for a few weeks, but may be worth considering. When I first bought my D700 there wasn't a good value standard zoom available and I thought the new 24-70 both very expenive and a bit of a beast of a lens for a standard zoom so I bought an older Sigma (28-70mm) and a 24mm prime. The prime lens was fine but the Sigma, designed as a film lens, vignettes very badly at its widest on the D700 and has cost me a few pictures. So I'd caution against investing in an older 2nd hand lens unless you can try it in the shop to be sure that you're happy with it.

As for plucking up the courage to buy - I understand where you're coming from but the D700 is a wonderful camera. Even if you're not into taking pictures in dimly-lit interiors, being able to have an extra stop or two of latitude can make the difference between getting that macro or other outdoor image or a blurry miss.

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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2010, 03:18:11 PM »
Even if you're not into taking pictures in dimly-lit interiors, being able to have an extra stop or two of latitude can make the difference between getting that macro or other outdoor image or a blurry miss.
          I'll second that, I'm quite happy to use 800 or even 1600 as my "Walk about" setting.
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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2010, 05:36:15 PM »
What Eileen said.

Nobody's seen it yet and it may look very dull on paper but I bet that new 24-120 will be loverly on the D700.

Boring but lovely ;)

@Graham - 4 digit ISO?  Wuss.
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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2010, 06:05:55 PM »
   Jonathan. I am not a wuss! I'm just careful! ;)
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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2010, 06:41:52 PM »
   Jonathan. I am not a wuss! I'm just careful! ;)

consider your d300 sold...pm sent :)
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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2010, 07:00:02 PM »
   Jonathan. I am not a wuss! I'm just careful! ;)

consider your d300 sold...pm sent :)
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