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    i still love it with the 135mm f2 DC or 70-200 vr2

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    Don't be discouraged for the responses, for this is the mood of the forum. Enjoy your photography and fact is for a lot of people acquiring new gear is often a tremendously enjoyable part of the hobby, whether people admit it or not. Most people done the same, just never say openly only.
    If you see joy in just acquiring gear for the sake of having it, my condolences.

    Some of us are excited with new gear because of the possibilities those new gear can give us, and the doors the new hardware can open.

    We do not enjoy saying all these things. Believe it or not, we are trying to help. If we aren't, we wouldn't be bothered, but will be happier instead, camping out in BnS for more and more 2nd hand gear available for the rest of us. Some of us has gone down this road before. Just sharing. If you all prefer we do not be that wet blanket, sorry, we will still say it, because there will be other newbies reading this, and they need to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumiere View Post
    i still love it with the 135mm f2 DC or 70-200 vr2
    Yeah bryan, 135 DC is truly god send
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    If you see joy in just acquiring gear for the sake of having it, my condolences.

    Some of us are excited with new gear because of the possibilities those new gear can give us, and the doors the new hardware can open.

    We do not enjoy saying all these things. Believe it or not, we are trying to help. If we aren't, we wouldn't be bothered, but will be happier instead, camping out in BnS for more and more 2nd hand gear available for the rest of us. Some of us has gone down this road before. Just sharing. If you all prefer we do not be that wet blanket, sorry, we will still say it, because there will be other newbies reading this, and they need to know.
    taking into account the point you made (about new gear opening up new possibilities), I'm curious if the TS has seen any dramatic improvement in his photography since switching from D90 to D700....
    Exploring! :)

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    Dramatic improvement? I don't think so unless I'm a genius I still need time to learn and get used to it. Like what I mentioned earlier, I switched from D90 to D700 because I prefer full frame format. Just like some people like to drive auto cars rather than manual cars but their driving skill is just so so only. That's it. We shouldn't align a hobbyist's photography skill with the price of gears he/she uses. However, the hobbyist should live within his/her means in order to keep the hobby going, otherwise he/she has to sell all the gears to raise cash for paying debts.
    I've tried the 85mm f1.8 with my D700 last weekend for shooting head and half-body portraits. Yeah, I think the bokeh, saturation and contrast are better than the 50mm f1.4G with D90 I used before. Will need more time to adjust to get better compositions. 85mm f1.8 is a good lens at its price.
    Yes, I'll start to buy some photography books to read or even take some photography courses if my time allows. It's a very long road to go indeed. Image quality wise is subjective and I don't really care to compare with others, but I'm really enjoying every moment of shooting. As long as I see some improvement everytime I shoot, be it slow or fast improvement, I will be satisfied.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    taking into account the point you made (about new gear opening up new possibilities), I'm curious if the TS has seen any dramatic improvement in his photography since switching from D90 to D700....
    Last edited by kentwong81; 12th October 2010 at 01:56 PM.
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    Ok cool
    You sound like you've thought this through. Good for you. The worst thing is to endlessly chase new gear instead of improving oneself.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kentwong81 View Post
    Dramatic improvement? I don't think so unless I'm a genius I still need time to learn and get used to it. Like what I mentioned earlier, I switched from D90 to D700 because I prefer full frame format. Just like some people like to drive auto cars rather than manual cars but their driving skill is just so so only. That's it. We shouldn't align a hobbyist's photography skill with the price of gears he/she uses. However, the hobbyist should live within his/her means in order to keep the hobby going, otherwise he/she has to sell all the gears to raise cash for paying debts.
    I've tried the 85mm f1.8 with my D700 last weekend for shooting head and half-body portraits. Yeah, I think the bokeh, saturation and contrast are better than the 50mm f1.4G with D90 I used before. Will need more time to adjust to get better compositions. 85mm f1.8 is a good lens at its price.
    Yes, I'll start to buy some photography books to read or even take some photography courses if my time allows. It's a very long road to go indeed. Image quality wise is subjective and I don't really care to compare with others, but I'm really enjoying every moment of shooting. As long as I see some improvement everytime I shoot, be it slow or fast improvement, I will be satisfied.
    No. No one will gauge your skill level with the gear you use. Skill level is gauged from the results, ie. the pictures.

    Whatever rocks your boat buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Numnumball View Post
    Yeah bryan, 135 DC is truly god send
    agreed!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kentwong81 View Post
    I will be satisfied.
    That is important for any hobby

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    if best portrait lens means get the most"blur and dreamy"background, then it shall be 85mm 1.4(D or AFS).Otherwise, like some CS already mentioned, it is quite hard to define the term "best".

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    If you see joy in just acquiring gear for the sake of having it, my condolences.
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    Thanks for sharing your views here.
    I've gotten enough information for what I need in portraits lenses. Thread closed.
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