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    Dear all, been lurKing around on & off since 2006 and has now finally decided to take the plunge.

    Neither own nor use the dslr and ain't sure what type of photography interest me. so will want to explore widest possible type of photography. After some research, i have come out with the following list of camera and lens for my budget. I will be getting everything on this list from hongkong.

    So I hope the cs community/expert can help evaluate my list & provide me some advice. Tia. *price in hkd$

    Nikon D7000 body $9,200
    Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX $4,600
    AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II (2.9x) $16,500
    Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] (Model B005) $3,950
    Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro $2,700
    Tripod, Flash,Dry cabi,bag
    Last edited by ju4n; 20th November 2010 at 01:53 AM.

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    well u already covered the average focal length..

    from 11-200 so i think u are ready...
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    Looks like you already have a good plan in mind.

    Since you are alright to use 3rd party lenses, you are quite free to choose any brand.
    A Pentax K5 or Sony A580 may be other bodies to look at as they give the added advantage of on-camera shake reduction which all lenses will then benefit from.

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    Decent plan. You won't regret the tokina or nikkor 70-200 VR2

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    I guess through these years, you have already done your homework and did planning for your lens setup. Good luck in your purchase !
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    that a really good body + lens selection, i wish i got the money to get those enjoy ur buy, u won't go wrong with that, wish all newbie done their homework like u

    PS: maybe u want to add up SB800 or SB900 on the list
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    Bro frankly speaking even though u have e budget, my suggestion is buy slowly and really know what area interest you. No point buying the whole range of equipment and later realise you are not gonna use it. Worse 2 months down the road u realise u'r not into photography.

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    Dont forget batteries and cards.

    And a good bag to hold them all.

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    You know what you want... just BBB and start shooting.

    PS... try not to buy everything at one go. start with the camera body and the standard zoom frist (Tam 17-50)
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    Default Re: Lurking newbie with 7k budget - suggestion?

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    You know what you want... just BBB and start shooting.

    PS... try not to buy everything at one go. start with the camera body and the standard zoom frist (Tam 17-50)
    yeah, I concur


    TS,
    Not necessary to go the 'whole nine yards' at the beginning. Set aside the budget and get started slowly. Build your arsenal as you go along. With too many lenses to choose from at the beginning, it can be a bad thing as you become too equipment-focused, instead of concentrating on capturing good photos.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by akerue View Post
    well u already covered the average focal length..

    from 11-200 so i think u are ready...
    I think he is missing something there...... where are the focal length from 50-70?? and 300?
    Last edited by coolthought; 20th November 2010 at 11:26 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    yeah, I concur


    TS,
    Not necessary to go the 'whole nine yards' at the beginning. Set aside the budget and get started slowly. Build your arsenal as you go along. With too many lenses to choose from at the beginning, it can be a bad thing as you become too equipment-focused, instead of concentrating on capturing good photos.
    I think this is a hk purchasing trip and this is why he is making a big one shot purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ju4n View Post
    So I hope the cs community/expert can help evaluate my list & provide me some advice. Tia. *price in hkd$

    Nikon D7000 body $9,200
    Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX $4,600
    AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II (2.9x) $16,500
    Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] (Model B005) $3,950
    Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro $2,700
    Tripod, Flash,Dry cabi,bag
    On a serious note
    Maybe except for the dry cabinet. You will want to seriously consider a good tripod and flash.
    Last edited by coolthought; 20th November 2010 at 11:26 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    I think this is a hk purchasing trip and this is why he is making a big one shot purchase.
    If it is a BBB trip to HK, then it is not the smart thing to do...

    Nikon D7000 body $9,200
    Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX $4,600
    AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II (2.9x) $16,500
    Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] (Model B005) $3,950
    Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro $2,700
    Tripod, Flash,Dry cabi,bag
    Of all the things listed, if buy in HK, only the 70-200/2.8 he will get full international warranty.

    The Tamron 17-50 and 90mm he can only get 1 year warranty (if he get international warranty set) while the local sets enjoy 3 years warranty.

    And D7000 and Tokina 116 will not come with any international warranty.

    It will be different, of course, if he actually stays in HK.

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    of course, to stretch the budget, and get better stuffs for tripod and whats nots,

    i see some of the stuff TS can get it second hand, every little saving counts... for the next purchase...
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    Hey, a quick reply...cos now time to do some housework

    first I want to thank everyone for the valuable comments...and just to share my initial list committed was :
    D7000
    14-24 f2.8
    24-70 f2.8

    And the deposit was paid.

    And after thinking through I thought I would not know how wide is wide and the "correct" distance,size,etc with the 1.5x crop factor. So the decision to go for the cheaper lens for learning and to meet the original price.

    Yup, sounds impulse to just buy everything one shot but I thought if I do not like it sell,sell, sell.. eh..my guess is the camera and these lens should still be reasonable price at bns few months down the road. Well, I thought the depreciation is cheaper then other hobby ya

    Yup, am aware of warranty, peer work there and come Singapore frequently so no issue.

    Coolthought:you ride a carryme? I got mine recently btw, I thought I short of 50-105mm with the 70-200mm lens (or is it multiply 2.9x instead?)if I take crop factor into consideration? Or my understanding is wrong?
    Last edited by ju4n; 20th November 2010 at 02:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ju4n View Post
    Hey, a quick reply...cos now time to do some housework

    first I want to thank everyone for the valuable comments...and just to share my initial list committed was :
    D7000
    14-24 f2.8
    24-70 f2.8

    And the deposit was paid.

    And after thinking through I thought I would not know how wide is wide and the "correct" distance,size,etc with the 1.5x crop factor. So the decision to go for the cheaper lens for learning and to meet the original price.

    Yup, sounds impulse to just buy everything one shot but I thought if I do not like it sell,sell, sell.. eh..my guess is the camera and these lens should still be reasonable price at bns few months down the road. Well, I thought the depreciation is cheaper then other hobby ya

    Yup, am aware of warranty, peer work there and come Singapore frequently so no issue.

    Coolthought:you ride a carryme? I got mine recently btw, I thought I short of 50-105mm with the 70-200mm lens (or is it multiply 2.9x instead?)if I take crop factor into consideration? Or my understanding is wrong?
    Firstly, the 14-24 is not a smart buy for a D7000. You don't get enough wideness for the $ you pay.

    No doubt you can sell off the unwanted lens(es) later, but you should be a bit smart when buying first. I believe in buying lenses to fit one's budget/needs/style of shooting.


    And you've got your conversions wrong... Where did 2.9x come from anyway?
    Exploring! :)

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    Thanks dd123 for the detail warranty information. Even though I know I will have warranty issue but I did not research the details. Perhaps I should get the local hongkong warranty instead for the additional years. this is good info man. How about sigma?


    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    If it is a BBB trip to HK, then it is not the smart thing to do...



    Of all the things listed, if buy in HK, only the 70-200/2.8 he will get full international warranty.

    The Tamron 17-50 and 90mm he can only get 1 year warranty (if he get international warranty set) while the local sets enjoy 3 years warranty.

    And D7000 and Tokina 116 will not come with any international warranty.

    It will be different, of course, if he actually stays in HK.

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    Yup, agreed on 14-24.

    Ya, i also wasn't smart to pay deposit for the initial list..haa..so now I try to make the most of the committed amount. thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Firstly, the 14-24 is not a smart buy for a D7000. You don't get enough wideness for the $ you pay.

    No doubt you can sell off the unwanted lens(es) later, but you should be a bit smart when buying first. I believe in buying lenses to fit one's budget/needs/style of shooting.


    And you've got your conversions wrong... Where did 2.9x come from anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ju4n View Post
    Yup, agreed on 14-24.

    Ya, i also wasn't smart to pay deposit for the initial list..haa..so now I try to make the most of the committed amount. thanks
    Since you have put deposit for 14-24 and 24-70, why not get D700 instead?
    Exploring! :)

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