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17-55/2.8 with D700


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f4ier Registered since 19th Nov 2006
Thu 02-Oct-08 11:17 AM


I was wondering if owners of both would be kind enough to post sample shots in both FX and DX capture mode. Links to full-size shots would be much appreciated.



Bit of background:

I had decided to purchase the following in this order:

1. 24-70/2.8
2. 14-24/2.8
3. D700 successor

one at a time so as not to give my credit card a coronary. An FX body is last on my upgrade list because I want a denser sensor (for more cropping headroom) and HD movie recording.

I'll be visiting some friends overseas and one of them wants to buy my only camera, a D80, and this presents a dilema. If he were any other buyer then I'd turn down the offer, but he's a good friend of mine that I'd like to help out because he's very budget-limited.

Here's where I'm stuck... I don't want to replace mine with a D90 because it's got the same number of AF points (I want more). I'd rather not "waste" AU$2100 (US$1650) on a D300 that I know I'll replace with a D700 successor. I only get 5MP through my 17-55/2.8, and no HD video, if I go for the much more expensive D700. Decisions, decisions!