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$6,000 to spend. D300 + What?

Shmithers

North Vancouver, CA
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Shmithers Registered since 23rd Feb 2007
Sun 17-Aug-08 08:06 PM | edited Sun 17-Aug-08 09:43 PM by Shmithers

Hello all, I am an aspiring photographer (hope to be a pro one day) I have spent the summer working to save up to upgrade my gear and computer. I think I know what I want, but I just want to see if anyone has a different opinion. Here is what I am planning to photograph:

Sports (outdoor and indoor)
Events (weddings, parties, plays, etc)
Nature (wildlife, landscapes)
News (hard news ex: natural disasters, fires, riots etc)

Here is the gear I am planning on purchasing:

BODY: D300
GRIP: MB-D10
TELE ZOOM: 70 - 200 F/2.8 VR AFS
TELE PRIME: 85mm 1.8
TELE CONVERTER: 1.7X converter
FLASH: SB-800
CF Cards: 2 * Sandisk 4GB extreme VI Cards
MONOPOD: not sure which one yet.
BAG: -- Not sure which one. Thinking of Toploader 75 AW, or a Stealth Reporter bag.
WEATHER COVER: KATA E-702 (previously stolen)




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INFO
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CURRENT GEAR (Before Purchase)

CAMERAS (primary)
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2003 - 2005 Cheap P&S Canon
2005 - 2006 Canon S3 IS
2007 - 2008 Nikon D70s

LENSES CURRENTLY OWNED
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50mm F1.8 AF
18 - 55 AF DX
70 - 300 F3.5 - 5.6 (I think)


Other gear (** indicates I carry this regularly)
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Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod with crappy pan tilt head
Lowepro Nova 2 AW**
Cokin P Series filter set (3 or so filters with rings and holder)
Arctic Butterfly cleaning kit
1 Gig CF card**
2 Gig CF Card**
Surefure 6P Flashlight**
Swiss Victorinox Multitool (Swisstool)**
EEE PC 900
CF Card reader
2.5" External HDD
Wallet**
Cell Phone**
Daytimer (6" X 4")**



Thank you so much for helping,

-Nathan

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