A&P Buying Nikon D70 Setup - Need Comments!

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by ThePopinjay, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. ThePopinjay

    ThePopinjay Guest

    I have a budget of $1800 for all this. I am going to be using the cam for all types of pics, but specifically sports photography (soccer/basketball). Here's what I'm getting:

    Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera Body Set [without lens]
    $1000
    http://www.17photo.com/product.asp?id=25212

    Tamron AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di SLR Lens -67mm- f/Nikon
    $330
    http://www.17photo.com/product.asp?id=AF09N700

    NIKON AUTO FOCUS - ZOOM LENSES
    80-200 F4.5-5.6 D (52) 35MM SLR AUTO FOCUS ZOOM TELEPHOTO LENS
    $94
    Link to Lens

    Hoya HMC Multi Coated UV Filter 52 52mm
    $16
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=67353&item=3839054581

    Hoya HMC Multi Coated UV Filter 67 67mm
    $28
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=67353&item=3839982168

    Hoya HMC Multi-Coated Circular Polarizing Filter 67mm
    $67
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=67353&item=3839074705

    52mm-67mm Step-Up Ring
    $7
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=30040&item=3840405834&rd=1

    Sandisk 1GB Ultra II Compact Flash Card
    $105
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-171-046&depa=7

    EN-EL3 ENEL3 Li-Ion Battery for Nikon D100 D70 (2)
    $17
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3830063938&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

    This comes to a total of $1664, I don't need a tripod at this time for my purposes, but I do need a bag. I would preferably like a small bag that I could fit both those lenses (or maybe just one at a time, but both fit separately) and then also fit into a backpack, or sports bag.

    Please give me critiques, opinions, comments. Thank you.
     
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  2. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    you pay for what you get in lenses, and it looks like the 80-200 is gonna be pretty slow, especially without a tripod. I'm also not a big hoya filter fan. A tripod or monopod or both, is the best investment there is.
     
  3. frinky23

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    If you are mainly using it for sports, then it sounds like you will likely want faster lenses.

    I don't know if you will be close enough, but with the crop factor of 1.5 on the D70, that Nikkor 85mm/1.8 lens will be very fast and have an effective zoom of about 128mm.

    Also, why would you get the same filters in different sizes? Get all your filters in one size and get stepup rings for all your lenses so any single filter will fit any lens you own. Much easier, and you won't ever find yourself in the situation where you want to use a filter you own, but can't because you didn't buy two of them.
     

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