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Old 06-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #31
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Keep the D50 as a backup, and spend your money on the best glass you can afford. Take the glass and mount it on a Nikon body that may not be current such as a D300. The sensor is brilliant, handles extremely fast and is pro-grade tough. A fast 2.8 Nikon lenses on a nice handling body is awesome.

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Old 07-31-2013, 08:14 PM   #32
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Just picked up a D700 (6500 clicks) in like new condition from a manager where I work. Gonna get the 80-200 F2.8 next month.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:53 AM   #33
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Just picked up a D700 (6500 clicks) in like new condition from a manager where I work. Gonna get the 80-200 F2.8 next month.
Damn, that's basically brand new good luck with the new camera.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:18 PM   #34
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Damn, that's basically brand new good luck with the new camera.
Thanks, the guy who sold it also has a 70-200 2.8 VRII for sale ($1900). I just started looking into the 80-200 2.8 because it is cheaper ($1100 new) and has a great reputation. He then told me that he has a 70-300 which would be much cheaper and weigh less, he advised against getting a non-VR telephoto. I am gonna wait a few weeks to get the telephoto, do some more research. For now I want to get a pro-quality 28, 35 or 50 mm, not sure I want a short zoom.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:07 PM   #35
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Poke around a bit and find an early 80-200 2.8
Mine was only $500 on consignment from the local camera store. But it's a slower older screw AF lens.

But yea renting a lens or two for an event like that is the way to go.
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:00 PM   #36
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Just ordered a 50mm 1.2 (manual focus) from Adorama. It will give me a chance to focus (no pun intended) on the basics of picture taking.

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Old 08-03-2013, 03:29 PM   #37
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Just ordered a 50mm 1.2 (manual focus) from Adorama. It will give me a chance to focus (no pun intended) on the basics of picture taking.



That thing all the way to the left will become your best friend with that lens, it's the manual focus confirmation and is tied into whatever AF point you've selected.
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:39 PM   #38
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That thing all the way to the left will become your best friend with that lens, it's the manual focus confirmation and is tied into whatever AF point you've selected.
Thanks. I do not yet have an owners manual for the body.
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Thanks. I do not yet have an owners manual for the body.
Here you go:

http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/dslr/D700_en.pdf
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I just ordered the 80-200 2.8, should be here Thursday. The 70-200 2.8 will probably go on sale Friday.
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