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peterm80

Sydney, AU
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peterm80 Registered since 03rd Oct 2007
Sat 05-Jul-08 03:41 AM

Hi,

I have a few questions regarding a new lens to buy to go with the D700. I currently own D80, Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye, 20mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6, some flashes and umbrellas. Mainly shoot concerts and am now getting into portraits and a wedding in September.

After buying the D700, also with a 35mm f/2, I will more than likely sell the D80, 18-135mm and am undecided about the 10.5mm fisheye. I am then stuck with deciding which lens to buy with that money. I am stuck on 2 choices;

1. Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8
2. Nikkor 85mm f/1.4

Which would you recommend buying and why? And would you keep or sell the fisheye?

Thanks for your help.

Peter.

Drbee

Naperville, US
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#1. "RE: D700 upgrade" | In response to Reply # 0

Drbee Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Aug 2004
Sat 05-Jul-08 02:41 AM

Peter,

I'd go with the Nikkor 85mm for your portraiture and some of the concerts (if you are close enough). I'd keep the D80 and try out a 70-200mm f/2.8 AFS VR lens on the D700. If you are happy with the performance of that lens on the FF body the by all means add that lens for additional concert and wedding use. If the 200mm is long enough on your D700 for your preferred usage, then sell the D80 - else keep the D80 for more effective reach from that lens.

Best Regards,

Roger
It is still ISO, aperture and shutter speed, right?

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#2. "RE: D700 upgrade" | In response to Reply # 0

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sat 05-Jul-08 07:04 AM | edited Sat 05-Jul-08 07:05 AM by briantilley


You'll find that questions like this one will get more response if posted over in our Nikkor Lenses Forum

Brian
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peterm80

Sydney, AU
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#3. "RE: D700 upgrade" | In response to Reply # 2

peterm80 Registered since 03rd Oct 2007
Sun 06-Jul-08 06:49 AM

Thanks for that, I'll move it over now.

G