A&P What are YOU buying with your tax refund?

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  1. Snowballer

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    ibsomeone says you shouldn't get refund money since that is giving the government a free loan. :blah:


    Anyways, I have been dying for a prime indoor lens and a wide angle.

    I currently own a D60 which means it does not have the AF motor in the body.

    Should I get the 50mm 1.4 that's pretty darn cheap or is it worth it to splurge the extra couple hundred dollars because of my bad eyesight and get the AF-S version?

    Besides the price difference what is the difference between the Nikon 12-24 and the 14-24?

    I need help deciding on both lens, kthnx. I lubb you, bye bye! :mamoru:
     
  2. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    upgrade the body
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    Going on a vacation and trying to convince my wife into getting the 70-200.
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    nothing. :wtc:
     
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    if you get the 1.4D it will only manual focus, so you'll probably want the 50 1.4G

    the 12-24 is an f/4 lens and made for DX cameras (like the D60)

    The 14-24 is a f/2.8 lens and made for FX cameras (but also works and autofocuses on the D60).

    The 14-24 is probably twice the price so you'd probably want to go for the 12-24. Also, look into the tokina 11-16, it is a great lens as well and is f/2.8 and under $600
     
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    Hehe wife and I got a kid this time around so we might actually break even.
     
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    Hmm ... interesting. I'll have to look into the Tokina reviews, I'm always a little weary of glass that is not Nikon since I had a Sigma once that was meh.

    Thank you for the info...:)
     
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    Oh yeah... some of you are business owners. :mamoru:
     
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    First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit FTMFW :bigok:

    I'm gonna refi and pay off some student loans. :wiggle:
     
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    it's a coin flip for me:

    heads I get the 24-70L
    tails I pay off the credit cards and get out of debt...then buy the lens and go immediately back into debt...

    decisions decisions....:sad2:
     
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    what am i not buying because i have to pay the federal gov't crew signing in....

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    If I get a refund it will be used to pay off the 5dmk2 lol
     
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