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New D-700, or keep D-300 and get 14-24, or...

trailmaster

Newport, US
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trailmaster Basic Member
Tue 23-Sep-08 11:42 PM

Hello to all. I am just about paralyzed with all the choices out there right now for camera/lens combos. Talk about decisions, decisions! At presently I have a D-300 to which I attach Nikon's new 24-70nano, as well as a 70-200VR and 50/1.8; having recently sold my Nikon 12-24mm in anticipation of a fast and wide lens for FX. I am wondering if it would be best to wait till D-700 gets "upgrades" (possibly HDV, or with >DX mp's), and while waiting get the 14-24mm nano, and/or wide primes; AND/OR 85 1.4, 105VR macro, 300mm+, and maybe even selling my beloved 70-200mm in the interim since it doesn't perform as impeccably on FX as it does on DX? Would it be better to forgo the 14-24mm lens since it does not allow for use of filters, and possibly get primes or even the 17-35mm f/2.8 that do accept filters? Would the new wide angle 24mm tilt/shift work well in this lineup for wide angle panoramas, portraiture? So much to think about.

Does it seem likely that Nikon would introduce better/higher quality DX mode of the D-700 to enable further reach with my present lenses, (keeping the combination modes of FX/DX instead of FX/HDV)? And then if Nikon did improve DX I wonder just how much I would actually use the DX mode, (probably more so for wildlife as far as focal reach goes), once I got a taste of FX quality? Or would it be better to wait for a dedicated FX camera in D-700 style, and invest in glass during the interim that can be used on both, (my D-300 now and next generation FX)?

The announcement of the new 50/1.4 portends of good things to come...

Help..., anyone?

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