A&P D700 or D300

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  1. aCab

    aCab New Member

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    Should I buy the D300 and some nicer lenses

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    The D700 and one or two cheaper primes?
     
  2. ericande

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    What do you usually shoot?
     
  3. GlobeGuy

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    D700 + Tamron 28-75 2.8. :o
     
  4. MSTRBKR

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    Everyone always says glass over body right?

    The two cams aren't that different so I'd take the nicer glass myself.
     
  5. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    D300 and nicer lenses. Glass > Body
     
  6. johan

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    Is what you REALLY want, the D700 plus some nicer lenses?

    Then find a way to do that.

    Although the bodies are fairly similar, so I'd take D300 plus more lenses if I had to choose.
    Lenses really make the shot, I can't see the diff between the D300 and D700 being that significant most of the time.
     
  7. adamlewis88

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    Id get the 700 and primes. Mostly because I really dont like the 300 though.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    300 + nice glass.
     
  11. 1992 240SX

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    Depends on what you shoot and what your plans with photography are. I would have gone with the D300+glass but since I'm at school for photography and I can rent lenses/equipment for free I knew my 50 and 85 1.8's would hold me over til I could get lenses of my own (for the 700). Worst case scenario I put my 18-70 on it but 5.--MP FTL.


    Not to thread hijack but 12-24 Tokina FS: make me an offer through PM
     
  12. Tedrzz

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    :werd:my d200 + 70-200 will take better pictures than your d700 + 18-55 kit lens.
     
  13. Girth

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    Shit, I'm not sure I can afford to switch to Nikon now. Shit is so much more expensive. :ugh:
     
  15. Tedrzz

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    whatchu looking at getting? i bet i can find it for cheaper
     
  16. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Switching platforms is never easy. :)
     
  17. aCab

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    D300.
     
  18. aCab

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    Esp. at the moment. I've got a new car on the way and will have to pay for it. Maybe I should just keep the 30d and sell the 24-70 for some cheaper primes. God, I suck at life.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    there are millions that have it worse. Like adamlewis88... he lives in KENTUCKY. :ugh:
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    and Girth.. he's half Bigfoot
     
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    Why not just scale the whole thing back to start off with...

    d90 $1k

    80-200 2.8 ~$800

    17-50 2.8 $420

    sb600 - $180
     
  23. Girth

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    or Whitey... he's a troll. :hsugh:
     
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    On the plus side, you will retain your e-cool status on OTAP by sticking with Canon.
     
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    wtf
     

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