A&P D700 or wait?

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  1. Heinzanova

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    I am going to europe in September... my D80 is A showing it's age technically, B. has a few issues (random stuck pixels, metering problems etc).

    Should I pick up a D700 or wait to see if the new one is out by mid september? or do we think used D700 prices will drop alot? Right now I can get a new D700 from amazon for around 2400 I think for the body... eh?
     
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    yeah I have seen that.

    What do you think of buying a refurb?


    What should be my first lens for the D700 ?

    I have a 70-200 so I was thinking the 12-24

    I probably wont be able to afford both the 12-24 and the 24-70.

    So I need to chose one before europe.
     
  4. Wobistdu

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    i hope the d90 doesnt get stuck pixels and metering problems. WTF is that shit? you've only had that camera for like 2 years right?

    did you buy it new?
     
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    I assume you mean the 14-24.
     
  6. Heinzanova

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    Yes, but at over 45,000 activations she is starting to show her age, not to mention the abuse it has seen. I throw it under the seat in the vespa and let it bounce around and it has seen more rain than any prosumer body ever should.

    :sadwavey:
     
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    yeah the 14-24

    which would be best, the 14-24 or the 24-70 as a first lens to go with my 70-200?

    Maybe get a nifty thrifty 50 for mid range?
     
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    I had the 14-24, 24-70, and 70-200, and sold the 24-70 for a 50 1.4.

    I find myself shooting either wide or tele more often, 90% of my midrange stuff I can cover with the 50mm.

    Now if Nikon would only come out with a decent 35mm lens for FX :squint:
     
  9. xenon supra

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    I've never purchased a refurb'd camera before, only a computer, which worked flawlessly.

    IMO If money is a concern, buy it, if not, pony up and get the new one.

    As far as lenses for Europe. I've been traveling Europe for the past 2.5 months, and about 60% of my photos came from my 24-70, about 30% from my 14-24, and 0.0001% from my 70-300. I didn't even bring my 80-200 2.8 because its so big and heavy, which I don't regret at all. It depends how long you are traveling and how important pics are to you. If you're going to go for a while and take a lot of pics, I'd sell the 70-200 and get the 14-24, 24-70

    If you're going for like a week, I'd just pick up the 24-70. Having only the 14-24 and 70-200 would have been an awful choice for me, maybe its just my shooting style. See my blog for pics if you want ;) http://euroblog.ceronephotography.com
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    i'm going with heinz.

    i own the 18-105 kit/55-200vr/50 1.8D

    i'll probably take them all. i see doing most shooting with the kit lens, which is a pretty decent lens.
     
  11. Wobistdu

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    although it might be nice to have something in the under 50 range or 20-70 range.
     
  12. UnNakedChef

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    This.

    Figure out what you like to shoot and how you normally shoot and what you plan to shoot while you are on this trip. Are you mostly documenting your trip, or are you trying to be creative/artistic? And as Xenon said, weight/size is certainly a concern.
     

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