View Poll Results: Which options should I choose ?

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  • No need to buy and sell anything

    7 33.33%
  • Sell D90 + kit lens. Buy new lens : 24-70 f/2.8

    5 23.81%
  • Sell D90 + kit lens. Buy new lenses 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8

    4 19.05%
  • Sell 85mm f/1.4. Buy new lens : 24-70 f/2.8

    3 14.29%
  • Sell 85mm f/1.4. Buy new lenses : 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8

    2 9.52%
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Thread: Need help of choosing gears

  1. #21

    Default Re: Need help of choosing gears

    Quote Originally Posted by luntut View Post
    i will never get this lens, unless i got $$$ to spare. cos its not my style of shooting. Yet. so what its a cream machine.



    so now you know what you are missing out on doing. you can probably try to think further into the situation, then juz the gears around his neck and shoulders. everyone can match gear, not everyone can match skills and experience.



    you are in the equipment chase. there is nothing more obvious then this.

    go get the above 3 lens, and you are set for a complete range of fast lenses. maybe a 200-400 f/4. get nothing less. cos nothing else will suffice for an equipment junkie like you.
    Don't understand why you are speaking with such aggression when the TS is simply asking for advice on a gear swap... You sound biased to me.

    Furthermore your solution for "equipment junkies" only satisfy zoom lens junkies.

  2. #22

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    If the trinity zoom lenses are :
    14-24 f/2.8, 24-70/f2.8, 70-200 f/2.8, plus 200-400 f/4

    For prime lens, that should be : (if shooting in groups which there is space limitation)

    In DX
    35 mm f/2 = full body
    50 mm f/1.4G = half body
    85 mm f/1.4 = head only

    In FX
    50 mm f/2 = full body
    85 mm f/2 = half body
    135 mm f/2 = head only

    But I don't have ability to buy everythings, need to sell before can buy.
    That's why I need advice
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

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    Hi there... i get an impression that you need all your current equipments... so I guess if you have no urgency to use the 'new equipments' just stick with it... SO in the future, if you have some needs that can not be 'satisfied' with your current equipment, then see your budget again. Just my opinion...

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    Default Re: Need help of choosing gears

    Quote Originally Posted by surrephoto View Post
    Don't understand why you are speaking with such aggression when the TS is simply asking for advice on a gear swap... You sound biased to me.

    Furthermore your solution for "equipment junkies" only satisfy zoom lens junkies.
    there is no aggression in the way i speak. I am just straight to the point.

    In your wisedom, am I supposed to put a smiley face behind every single line so as to make myself less "aggressive" in your eyes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuguKYM View Post
    Hi there... i get an impression that you need all your current equipments... so I guess if you have no urgency to use the 'new equipments' just stick with it... SO in the future, if you have some needs that can not be 'satisfied' with your current equipment, then see your budget again. Just my opinion...
    Yeah, that's true. If I was a Richie Rich, I would buy all.
    Cheers mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    That's true. No need to keep the DX lenses.
    That's why I slowly offload my DX lenses. I mean to sell with reasonable price. Not selling too cheap to a merchant.
    And save DX body and kit lens for the last.

    No professional photog use D700 (FX) and D90 (DX) together ?
    Or D3 (FX) and D300 (DX) together ?
    Hmm

    I am saying "usually". Especially for those who are sponsored by their companies or by a camera manufacturer. It is all about convenience.

    But there is no perfect secret formula. Professionals do mix and match, especially those who are more limited by budget or who buy their own equipment. But they seldom have lenses to cover all focal lengths on both DX and FX. In fact, I've seen hardcore photographers buy multiple bodies to put on each lens. Especially those sports and wildlife photographers with their bazookas.

    It is kind of funny though, to see that you have only a 85mm F1.4 for your D700. Too specific, don't you think? And, you did not even really venture into the DX world as well, just having the kit lens. By getting the D700, you are missing out on what DX have to offer due to opportunity cost. Pity.
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    Default Re: Need help of choosing gears

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    If the trinity zoom lenses are :
    14-24 f/2.8, 24-70/f2.8, 70-200 f/2.8, plus 200-400 f/4
    .......
    But I don't have ability to buy everythings, need to sell before can buy.
    That's why I need advice
    Hmm, with a limited budget, you should just get rid of the D90+kit. Why? Having 2 bodies (DX or FX) with no proper lenses is worse than just having a single body with more and better lenses.

    You can:
    1.Sell your D90+kit, get the 24-70/f2.8, 70-200 f/2.8 (I think you will prefer this option)
    2. Sell your D700, and get the 17-55/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8

    For now, you do not need to cover the UWA range. And you did not mention that you are going to shoot birds. So, hold off 200-400/4 for now too. Take it easy. Buy the lenses only when you need it.

  8. #28

    Smile Re: Need help of choosing gears

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    I don't like to buy 17-55 f/2.8, it is DX lens, and I have plan to migrate to FX.
    The reason I keep my D90 just because I need a backup camera.

    24-70 f/2.8 from Tamron/Sigma/Tokina is not too bad right ?

    17-55mm 2.8 is covered abt the same range as 24-70 in FX. This will take care half body, full body shots.

    And your 85 1.4 will give u good bokeh half body/head shots. if you bring them together.. you can swap very fast .. and covered most portraiture shots.

    Of course if you willing to pay. You can upgrade all to FX la... (another D700+24-70).


    My flickr has many shots with this 2 lens. You can take a look.

  9. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    For now, you do not need to cover the UWA range. And you did not mention that you are going to shoot birds. So, hold off 200-400/4 for now too. Take it easy. Buy the lenses only when you need it.
    About 200-400 f/4, I just copy what Bro Luntut said.
    I never think to use it at all. It's a lens that only can be used for F1 or bird only.

    Well my interest is mainly portrait and fashion only.

    Occasionally doing event and pra-wedding.
    Have no interest in macro and bird photography.
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

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    Quote Originally Posted by acerpic View Post
    17-55mm 2.8 is covered abt the same range as 24-70 in FX. This will take care half body, full body shots.

    And your 85 1.4 will give u good bokeh half body/head shots. if you bring them together.. you can swap very fast .. and covered most portraiture shots.

    Of course if you willing to pay. You can upgrade all to FX la... (another D700+24-70).


    My flickr has many shots with this 2 lens. You can take a look.
    So you also own 24-70 mm and 85 mm f/1.4 ?
    I have already seen your flickr. I like them. Nice composition !

    For two D700.. hmm looks like a sweet dream for me
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

  11. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    It is kind of funny though, to see that you have only a 85mm F1.4 for your D700. Too specific, don't you think? And, you did not even really venture into the DX world as well, just having the kit lens. By getting the D700, you are missing out on what DX have to offer due to opportunity cost. Pity.
    That because every people say sweet words about 85mm f/1.4 that's why I just follow. Yeah it's very sweet lens, but a bit tough to get my composition due to limited space. For people who saw me in photoshoot, I only used that lens with D700. I had 50 mm f/1.8, but sold already.

    Not only kit lenses actually, I have some DX lenses. I don't like to give the details here, to avoid that irritating lowballers/merchants.
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

  12. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    So you also own 24-70 mm and 85 mm f/1.4 ?
    I have already seen your flickr. I like them. Nice composition !

    For two D700.. hmm looks like a sweet dream for me

    Not 24-70. it's 17-55 attached to my D300. And 85 1.4 w my D700.

    If u keen on ultra wide. U can consider 11-16 Tok also.

  13. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by acerpic View Post
    Not 24-70. it's 17-55 attached to my D300. And 85 1.4 w my D700.

    If u keen on ultra wide. U can consider 11-16 Tok also.
    Aha ! 17-55+D300 and 85+D700 !
    That's a nice combination !
    To capture wide, use 17-55+D300
    To capture half body, use 85+D700

    I think UWA lens is not suitable for portrait
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

  14. #34

    Cool Re: Need help of choosing gears

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    I think UWA lens is not suitable for portrait
    Not recommend for beginner, but some photogs use it very well...

  15. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by acerpic View Post
    Not recommend for beginner, but some photogs use it very well...
    I see that Bro Zackson use UWA lens for some of his shoot.
    UWA is quite difficult for me to use
    You use it for portrait also ?
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

  16. #36

    Smile Re: Need help of choosing gears

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    I see that Bro Zackson use UWA lens for some of his shoot.
    UWA is quite difficult for me to use
    You use it for portrait also ?

    Occasionally use it.
    http://picsque.com/knots/045.jpg

  17. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by acerpic View Post
    Wow a bit tricky, but you smartly put the main object on the right spot
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

  18. #38

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    For the sharpness and the speed, of course prime lens is the best.
    But prime lens is not always the best. I see that AFS 24-70 f/2.8 can give better bokeh comparing with the AFD 50 1.4 ?
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

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