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D600 - should I trade my DX lenses and my D300?

BGD600

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"RE: D600 - should I trade my DX lenses and my D300?"

BGD600 Registered since 19th Sep 2012
Wed 31-Oct-12 01:40 PM

>My situation is very similar to yours. I have a D7000, the
>17-55mm and the 12-24mm. When the D600 was announced I thought
>I would sell my D7000 and DX lenses to buy a D600. Today on
>Craigslist, where I live(Mpls/St.Paul), there are 12 D7000s
>for sale. So it may not be very easy to sell the camera. There
>are also two 17-55mms for sale. They are asking about $750 -
>$800 for the D7000 body only and about $900 for a 17-55mm.
>Assuming the 12-24mm is worth about $600, selling both lenses
>and my D7000 would bring about $2300 ... not quite enough to
>pay for a D600 and a kit lens. I am also worried that I would
>not be happy with the 24-85mm kit lens since the 17-55mm is my
>favorite lens. I think I would really miss the constant 2.8
>aperture. If I bought the D600 body and a 24-70mm F/2.8, I
>would need to spend about $3800.00. So right now, as much as I
>would love a D600, I just can't justify the expense.

Have you considered the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8? It's a great lens (IMO) and a lot cheaper than the Nikon 24-70 - in the UK it is around £350

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