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Old 13th February 2014, 12:15   #12496
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The 24-70 is a f/2.8 and the 24-120 is a f/4. The former lens weighs 900g and latter 670g. Choose any one of them. To quote:
Thanks. After some read, I somehow inclined more towards 24-70 f/2.8. Need to work on my budget and plan.
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Canon has launched 1200 D which replaces the entry level 1100 D model.

The 1200D uses an 18 megapixel CMOS APS-C sensor and DIGIC-4 processor. It has an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) and a nine-point auto focus system. You can shoot images in burst mode at 3fps or a 1080p video at 30fps.

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Canon has launched 1200 D which replaces the entry level 1100 D model. The 1200D uses an 18 megapixel CMOS APS-C sensor
It's 2014 and I am still hoping Canon goes beyond their standard/default 18MP sensors. <snicker>

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Thanks. After some read, I somehow inclined more towards 24-70 f/2.8. Need to work on my budget and plan.
Whoa! Not so fast. It IS a better & faster lens but believe me it is heavy. Do consider the weight because this lens is slightly heavier than the D610 (which is ~850g) and lighter than a 1Kg D800. May not seem like much but a 900g lens hanging off the front of the camera can get painful if you are not used to the weight.

Gosh! Nikon has hiked prices yet again. Wow! To think a D800/E were 160K/175K in early 2012, these bodies are now 190K/205K respectively.
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Guys, how would you recommend picking up a used 5D mkII as against a new 6D? From the deals I have been seeing - a used 5D is atleast 40% cheaper. The saved moolah can be invested in a glass.

My reason for upgrade is I am trying to break ice in the professional circuit. No assignments right now - just an intern.
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I have a Nikon D3100 paired with 70-300 VR. I am planning to get the AF-S 300 F4. Can anybody provide some feedback on if I go for the 300 F4 will the 70-300 become redundant?

I mostly shoot family(Have the Tammy 28-75 F2.8), birds on outings and just general places of interest(Kit lens).

Also any recommendations on other lenses will be appreciated.
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Guys, how would you recommend picking up a used 5D mkII as against a new 6D?
If your proposed/planned assignments demand better performance in low light situations, go for a new camera body 6D.
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I have a Nikon D3100 paired with 70-300 VR. I am planning to get the AF-S 300 F4. Can anybody provide some feedback on if I go for the 300 F4 will the 70-300 become redundant?

I mostly shoot family(Have the Tammy 28-75 F2.8), birds on outings and just general places of interest(Kit lens).

Also any recommendations on other lenses will be appreciated.
The 300mmF4 is an excellent lense, sharp wide open. Coupled with TC1.4 it makes an excellent 420mmF5.6 lens. It is ideal for birding in reasonable light as at high speeds there is no need for VR.
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Whoa! Not so fast. It IS a better & faster lens but believe me it is heavy. Do consider the weight because this lens is slightly heavier than the D610 (which is ~850g) and lighter than a 1Kg D800. May not seem like much but a 900g lens hanging off the front of the camera can get painful if you are not used to the weight.
I am kind of fine with the weight of this lens. After some negotiations, I got the quote of Rs. 93k for the 24-70. What do you think?
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I am kind of fine with the weight of this lens. After some negotiations, I got the quote of Rs. 93k for the 24-70. What do you think?
93k?! That's an excellent price. BTW who is this dealer? Just make sure the lens is brand new (sealed box) & the dealer is authorised.

You wont go wrong with this lens.
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93k?! That's an excellent price. BTW who is this dealer? Just make sure the lens is brand new (sealed box) & the dealer is authorised.

You wont go wrong with this lens.
They are Nikon Authorized dealer. They will open the box in front of me to test and they will provide clean bill and the Nikon India warranty card.
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They are Nikon Authorized dealer. They will open the box in front of me to test and they will provide clean bill and the Nikon India warranty card.
Fair enough.

Have fun shooting with the lens!
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Thanks. After some read, I somehow inclined more towards 24-70 f/2.8. Need to work on my budget and plan.
I am not too sure if you mean the Canon 24-70. The original "brick" (as it is fondly called) has been discontinued since 2012. It weighs 950 gm. The new Mk II comes with IS and better optics and weight. But it costs around Rs 1.5 lakh.

I got this used copy of the older version very recently. Very nice lens, to say the least. It's now mated for good to my non-birding body. I don't mind the absence of IS. My 400 F 5.6 L is also without IS and so is my Tamron 90.

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I am not too sure if you mean the Canon 24-70. The original "brick" (as it is fondly called) has been discontinued since 2012. It weighs 950 gm. The new Mk II comes with IS and better optics and weight. But it costs around Rs 1.5 lakh.

I think he is talking 24-70 Nikon and not Canon. Regards to Canon, you are right. The new one is much better. And so is the cost !
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I am not too sure if you mean the Canon 24-70. The original "brick" (as it is fondly called) has been discontinued since 2012. It weighs 950 gm. The new Mk II comes with IS and better optics and weight. But it costs around Rs 1.5 lakh.

I got this used copy of the older version very recently. Very nice lens, to say the least. It's now mated for good to my non-birding body. I don't mind the absence of IS. My 400 F 5.6 L is also without IS and so is my Tamron 90.
Correction : Canon 24-70 f2.8 II doesn't come with image stabilization. Only lens in that same category with IS is the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC, which is also an awesome lens.

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I stand corrected on the IS point. Regarding Tamron's 24-70, I believe it has got excellent reviews from experts for its IQ.
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