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Thinking of setting a Nikon system or KM system (will post at KM thread) with the following:

a. D50
b. AF 85mm f/1.8D
c. AFS DX VR Zoom 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED (is it good for macro???)
d. Speedlite SB80DX

I like to shoot Potrait, scenery/building & Macro..... anything thing to add or replace???

No expensive lens for now because not enough $$$$....


Yes yes and bro espn will come.... MTL, BUY BUY BUY........ :bsmilie:
 

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SEXiao said:
Thinking of setting a Nikon system or KM system (will post at KM thread) with the following:

a. D50
b. AF 85mm f/1.8D
c. AFS DX VR Zoom 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED (is it good for macro???)
d. Speedlite SB80DX

I like to shoot Potrait, scenery/building & Macro..... anything thing to add or replace???

No expensive lens for now because not enough $$$$....


Yes yes and bro espn will come.... MTL, BUY BUY BUY........ :bsmilie:
I am not too sure if SB80DX is fully functional with the D50. The close-up capability of the 18-200VR is good to around 1:4.5 at 200mm.
 

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lsisaxon said:
I am not too sure if SB80DX is fully functional with the D50. The close-up capability of the 18-200VR is good to around 1:4.5 at 200mm.

Is that so, thank for the info... what will be a better match??
 

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Is that so, thank for the info... what will be a better match??
SB-800 or the SB-600.
 

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lsisaxon said:
SB-800 or the SB-600.

Oh thank bro... look through my e-quote again, actually CP quoted me the SB800, told me it is replacement for the SB80DX.......... phew...
 

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Very reasonable setup for the start...
You dont need the Speedlite immediately, use the D50 and wait for a few weeks then decide on the Speedlite.
 

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SEXiao said:
Thinking of setting a Nikon system or KM system (will post at KM thread) with the following:

a. D50
b. AF 85mm f/1.8D
c. AFS DX VR Zoom 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED (is it good for macro???)
d. Speedlite SB80DX

I like to shoot Potrait, scenery/building & Macro..... anything thing to add or replace???

No expensive lens for now because not enough $$$$....


Yes yes and bro espn will come.... MTL, BUY BUY BUY........ :bsmilie:
scrap the 18-200 and get the 12-24

85 for people
12-24 for cityscapes and landscapes

what kind of macro?
 

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Actually, your setup can last you v long, why need to BBB somemore?

If you want to BBB somemore, upgrade your body, or lenses and even your SB-80DX ->SB-800 instead. I think more worth it.
 

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espn said:
Actually, your setup can last you v long, why need to BBB somemore?

If you want to BBB somemore, upgrade your body, or lenses and even your SB-80DX ->SB-800 instead. I think more worth it.
Heee, not yet set up yet... this is just my plan.... asking bro here if my setup is okay for my purpose..... :)
 

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ortega said:
scrap the 18-200 and get the 12-24

85 for people
12-24 for cityscapes and landscapes

what kind of macro?

Yes a 12-24 will be very very nice... but bro, boh $$, that lens very ex leh...:sweat:
 

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Aiyah... haven't buy si boh...

Simple..


D70S
18-70DX
50 f/1.8
SB-800 and u're good to go :thumbsup:


BBB MTL, buy first talk later. :thumbsup:
 

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espn said:
Aiyah... haven't buy si boh...

Simple..


D70S
18-70DX
50 f/1.8
SB-800 and u're good to go :thumbsup:


BBB MTL, buy first talk later. :thumbsup:
haaa, I knew you are going to say that.... :bsmilie:


But bro, why D70s vs D50??.... the D70 Body kind of ex for me leh.... buy body no $$ buy lens... :sweat:
 

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SB80 does not support the i-TTL, while SB800 and 600 do. If you like landscape, the 12-24 is a better choice, as you won't be utilizing the tele end of the 18-200. I survived with just the 50mm for a few months, taking portraits and some scenery.
 

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huggable said:
SB80 does not support the i-TTL, while SB800 and 600 do. If you like landscape, the 12-24 is a better choice, as you won't be utilizing the tele end of the 18-200. I survived with just the 50mm for a few months, taking portraits and some scenery.

so how muchy is the 12-24??? from the official website, kind of vbery ex... :sweat:
 

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haaa, I knew you are going to say that.... :bsmilie:


But bro, why D70s vs D50??.... the D70 Body kind of ex for me leh.... buy body no $$ buy lens... :sweat:
Is D70s better than D50? Ask espn. He is a walking Nikon dictionary.

Try looking around the B&S forum. I am sure you can find excellent pre-owned D70/D70s which costs the same as a new D50.
 

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espn said:
Why think so much, just BBB MTL, buy first talk later :thumbsup:
haaaa.... if later kena 10m, then no need to think liao... tomorrow cheong liao, MTL, BBBBBB
 

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Madmax said:
Is D70s better than D50? Ask espn. He is a walking Nikon dictionary.

Try looking around the B&S forum. I am sure you can find excellent pre-owned D70/D70s which costs the same as a new D50.
No la.. ask Ian, he's a professional photographer/moderator, with so many years of experience and owning so much equipment that he can afford to have some of it worth over AUD$10K stolen twice and not squinch about it. :thumbsup:

I'm only a newbie.
 

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SEXiao said:
haaaa.... if later kena 10m, then no need to think liao... tomorrow cheong liao, MTL, BBBBBB
Don't need to think liao la.. the TOTO is confirm I strike one la. :bsmilie:
 

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espn said:
Don't need to think liao la.. the TOTO is confirm I strike one la. :bsmilie:

That I can confirm, because mine kena makan unitl dry dry..... NO MTL, BBB laio... :cry:
 

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