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Old 23rd March 2009, 00:59   #586
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Here it is.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post1224750 (The Official non-auto Image thread)


I guess the 450D scores well on the price/performance card. What do you say?.
450D is available at around $670 (brand new) on ebay and B&H photo
Yes I agree with you. Thanks for the thread. Lovely photographs in there.

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This is the system I got:
D700 body
MB D-10 Battery pack
Nikon 50mm f1.8 D - my B&B lens
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR with a 2x teleconverter
Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 AFS
Nikon SB900 strobe
Weatherproof bag
Manfrotto monopod
8gig Memory flash card
That's a really really fantastic kit. I envy the 14-24 very much. It's a fab lens.

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Old 23rd March 2009, 07:46   #587
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Thanks for the thread. Lovely photographs in there.
There is also the auto-image thread considering we are an automotive community.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shift...ge-thread.html
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I'm still recovering.... - it might even appreciate like the 28/1.4 did after it was discontinued.

The only thing I would have changed is to get the new 50/1.4 AF-S instead of the 50/1.8 (since breaking the bank was an option ).
I agree.
Nikon sorely needs the 28/1.4 for a APS-C DSLR segment but since the D700 is fullframe the 35/2, 50/1.4 and 85/1.4 would cover most settings. TG, try KEH.com and see if they have a 28/1.4 on sale there and get it.

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I envy the 14-24 very much. It's a fab lens.
Nikon has almost always had fab glass. but I see a hole between the 14-24 and 70-200. the 24-70/2.8 would fill that nicely. Funny why Nikon does not provide VR for it's 24-70 (or 17-55).
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This is the system I got:
D700 body
MB D-10 Battery pack
Nikon 50mm f1.8 D - my B&B lens
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR with a 2x teleconverter
Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 AFS
Nikon SB900 strobe
Weatherproof bag
Manfrotto monopod
8gig Memory flash card
And here is the link to my first ever DSLR click. Do check it out(I hope its ok to post a flickr link here, If not please delete this off.)
Entering DSLR territory. on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Regards,
TG.


Damn!! Thats some equipment. Congrats.

Now i guess you would start your own exclusive auto and non-auto image threads ...

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Old 23rd March 2009, 11:05   #590
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Congrats for the FX camera. Oh boy, do I love it? The body itself costs a lakh and ten in the grey market here. I sorely need a 2nd body and also a big glass - something similar to the Bigma.

Will have to rob a bank to fund my desire...

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@Samurai
Well decided to go for the Nikon D700. Already tied the knot, now getting to know her..she need to build a rapport with me now I am trying as much time as I cud with her! Haha! Totally loving the new experience.
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BTW, TG, mind sharing which bank have you robbed? Just kidding, don't mind ;-). But that's seriously some serious money involved. And yes, we are sure that you'll do justice to the equipment bought. Please keep in mind that the mantra is to keep on clicking (and sharing too).

And so here is one pic from my side,
Tiger tiger burning bright-
Nice picture. Where was this taken?
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That's some hardware dear. Wish you had added the famous 24-70 to this kit as well...

And yes, I'm still trying to get up after the fall....

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This is the system I got:
D700 body
MB D-10 Battery pack
Nikon 50mm f1.8 D - my B&B lens
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR with a 2x teleconverter
Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 AFS
Nikon SB900 strobe
Weatherproof bag
Manfrotto monopod
8gig Memory flash card

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Fantastic Choice TG, Not we just need to wait and watch the magic in the non auto image thread..
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D700 body
MB D-10 Battery pack
Nikon 50mm f1.8 D - my B&B lens
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR with a 2x teleconverter
Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 AFS
Nikon SB900 strobe
Weatherproof bag
Manfrotto monopod..
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Full Frame Sensor, Congrats and Enjoy!
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Nikon has almost always had fab glass. but I see a hole between the 14-24 and 70-200. the 24-70/2.8 would fill that nicely. Funny why Nikon does not provide VR for it's 24-70 (or 17-55).
They've always been a strange company. The 80-400 VR is the longest consumer VR lens you can get from them but its AF is sloooooooow. Its been in their line up for ages and needs an AF-S upgrade sorely. No luck.

Same with the 24-70 - VR is an inexplicable omission. Then out of nowhere they introduce groundbreaking glass like the 18-200 DX VR. And the sub-$200 APS-C normal prime - 35mm/1.8 DX AF-S. It's one quirky company for sure. Is Canon as erratic?
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Thanks friends, I am now getting into a whole new ball game, and I can really feel the suffocation! Hoping to get a lot of input from all of you guys!

@Starscream
Thanks for that, well I went for the 50 1.8 as I had seen a lot of work people had done with it. I was very impressed, especially since its a very cheap buy. And haha, breaking the bank wasnt an option! I just wanted some equipment that would help me do justice to the time and effort I put into photography. Hoping for some substantial returns too. I totally agree with your lens gyan, theonly reason i didnt go for the 80-400 is the slow autofocus, still I think its an incredible glass.

@Navin
Yeah there is a definite hole in the 24-70. I am checking out a sigma 24-70 f 2.8, thought of researching a bit and then going for it. Any clue on the performance? I liked the fact that its an f 2.8 and way less expensive than Nikon. Any input on this will be extremely helpful guys.

@NomadVagaBond
Thanks for that buddy. Yeah 14-24 made me fall off, not yet recovered.

@TSEA
Well, time flies so quick! Thanks!

@kpzen
No. No plans to start my own auto threads! Haha!

@gd1418
Thanks buddy.

@Redrage
Thanks man.
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Guys got my 50D today!!! Yippieeeee!! Gosh I love the ISO performance. Shot my fiancee' today with it and man it rocks!!! At ISO 1600 it was rocking.
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Congrats Nomad! Enjoy clicking!

Do post a brief review of 50D after you take some shots.
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Guys got my 50D today!!! Yippieeeee!! Gosh I love the ISO performance. Shot my fiancee' today with it and man it rocks!!! At ISO 1600 it was rocking.
Let's know the cost and shop details.
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Congrats Anirban....Happy clicking and what you "shot" your fiancee? 50D induces violence, I didn't know...

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