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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgdevilzz

    Well, it depends on who is really buying it. For me i think that i will save alot more if i just get a lens that can be used for DX and FX. I do not know about TS but it all boils down the the buyer.
    Exactly. Not a win win for everyone across the board. Especially for those who shoot mostly with primes and only need a zoom once in a while, or a dx shooter who shoots a lot of landscapes.
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    Default Re: 24-70 f2.8 on D7k ... is it waste of money?

    I got the 24-70 last mth after much comparison with 17-55(price/quality/weight)
    No regrets at all and paired it with D300s.....
    *Simba* loves D700 + 24-70

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    Default Re: 24-70 f2.8 on D7k ... is it waste of money?

    i was quoted $2550 w/gst cash for 24-70 f2.8 ... is it reasonable?

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    From where? Sounds like a grey set price.
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    Default Re: 24-70 f2.8 on D7k ... is it waste of money?

    Quote Originally Posted by bethpapa74 View Post
    i was quoted $2550 w/gst cash for 24-70 f2.8 ... is it reasonable?
    It's there abouts, according to the CS price list - didn't you check it against those? Lowest is 2499 not too far off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bethpapa74
    i was quoted $2550 w/gst cash for 24-70 f2.8 ... is it reasonable?
    Good deal,just ensure its warranty set from nikon...
    *Simba* loves D700 + 24-70

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    Default Re: 24-70 f2.8 on D7k ... is it waste of money?

    John316 quoted ... they have limited set only.
    *hehe... i kinda of only trust them only for now*

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    Quote Originally Posted by bethpapa74 View Post
    John316 quoted ... they have limited set only.
    *hehe... i kinda of only trust them only for now*
    dont think just hoot, but take care of it, it has known problem with its barrel.. once got prob... set aside half the amount u pay to get the barrel replace....

    hehehehehehe.....
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    can afford, just buy, dont need to think so much...

    Quote Originally Posted by bethpapa74 View Post
    Harlo all bros,
    do you think it is waste of green to buy a such a high-end mid range on a crop body?

    Dun think will go FX in 5yrs time, most likely will switch to d400 when it is out.
    Does it give better images than a $500 kit lens?

    Care to advise?
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    Default Re: 24-70 f2.8 on D7k ... is it waste of money?

    Quote Originally Posted by akerue View Post
    dont think just hoot, but take care of it, it has known problem with its barrel.. once got prob... set aside half the amount u pay to get the barrel replace....

    hehehehehehe.....
    That's my biggest worry... that's why not keen... hehehe....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    That's my biggest worry... that's why not keen... hehehe....
    If it's not for some paid shoot... I rather stick to primes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by twisted illusion View Post
    can afford, just buy, dont need to think so much...
    cannot just hoot la ... these premium lenses cost more than the body, need more justifications

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    Quote Originally Posted by akerue View Post
    dont think just hoot, but take care of it, it has known problem with its barrel.. once got prob... set aside half the amount u pay to get the barrel replace....

    hehehehehehe.....
    isit the barrel kena stuck issue?? wah ... so is it heng suay kinda of problem or sure will kena it one?

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    Default Re: 24-70 f2.8 on D7k ... is it waste of money?

    I rented and tried 17-55mm, 24-70mm and 16-35mm with my D300s body. Actually, 17-55mm is good enough for me. But its overpriced. I like 24-70mm the most and no issue. 16-35mm also quite solid. I don't mind getting 24-70 and 16-35 as I will get FF in future. So different people, different taste and requirement. Conclusion, I will not get 17-55mm.

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    I only know it has a light leak problem. But that shouldn't be an issue at all for most of us.

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    I just checked for prices from DD-electronics and artworkfoto, their shop warranty 24-70mm is like > 2.5k. If J3:16 quote you $2550, you should not wait any longer, enjoy their holy bro service and buy the lens.

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    Default Re: 24-70 f2.8 on D7k ... is it waste of money?

    Errr...what do you think of Nikkor 16-85VR? I always believe that the trinity for DX is Tokina 11-16, Nikkor 16-85VR and Nikkor 80-400VR. They cover the range from 11mm to 400mm (equivalent of 16.5mm to 600mm for FX format) with 3 lenses. Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bethpapa74 View Post
    isit the barrel kena stuck issue?? wah ... so is it heng suay kinda of problem or sure will kena it one?
    heng suay... happen to a friend of mine..... so just keep that in mind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by akerue View Post
    heng suay... happen to a friend of mine..... so just keep that in mind...
    Thanks ... i will think about it carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChef View Post
    Errr...what do you think of Nikkor 16-85VR? I always believe that the trinity for DX is Tokina 11-16, Nikkor 16-85VR and Nikkor 80-400VR. They cover the range from 11mm to 400mm (equivalent of 16.5mm to 600mm for FX format) with 3 lenses. Awesome.
    80-400VR is not a DX lens. Having the 70-300mm is a better choice for telephoto. Although you lost out the extra 100mm at the end, IQ and VR wise it's better. Still it's an FX, the best DX telephoto is the 55-300 or 55-200.
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