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which camera body to buy?

retfeg

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retfeg Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Fri 25-Jun-10 01:24 PM

I am new here and thought I would ask for an advice.
I am switching from Canon system to Nikon.

I am looking to buy a camera body and am just torn between the choices.
The budget is under $2000 or so, give or take. But I am trying to spend less if I can find a way that meets my needs.

I have already acquired the following lenses: Tokina 28-70 2.8; Nikkor 50 1.8, and older Nikkor 70-210 3,5-5.6

I would love to get the D700, but it is on the more expensive side of my range and I am not sure I would enjoy carrying it, as it is quite weighty and substantial. I am also looking forward to the future as to possibly upgrading any body I buy now. As an investment value, I do not want to loose a lot on the resale a year or two down the road.

I have large hands and therefore, find small grips very uncomfortable.

I could just buy a DX camera, but do not want to loose the wide angle with the DX camera, even though I am open to investing into another lens that would give me the equivalent of 28mm. unless I find a cheap lens that is a great value due to its optical quality. I know Ken Rockwell raves about the cheap 18-55.

I have a 4 year old kid that I shot a lot of photos of, and he is constantly on the move. I also liker portraits, and do occasional nature shots.

Any recommendations on what I should do? Which body would suit my needs with smallest expense?

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