Please comment on my 1st DSLR Grocery List!


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Hi comrades!

My 1st time here with my 1st post and my 1st DSLR purchase!:sweatsm:
My discussions in VR-ZONE forum have led me to discuss it here now!
Basically, after much 'discussing', i have settled for the setup below:

Body: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G & Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
Flash: Speedlight SB-600 vs Speedlight SB-800 with Gary Fong Lightsphere-II
Storage: SanDisk Ultra II SD 2GB or 4GB vs TRANSCEND 150x Secure Digital 2GB Card
Tripod: Manfrotto which model?:sweat:
Dry Box: $$$...
Filters: $$$...


Any comment?
 

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Some of the basic criteria for the lens i'm getting...
1) Must work natively & flawlessly with the Nikon D80
2) Must hunt the target super-fast and silently
3) Must have great optical quality for that crisp sharp pix
3) Of course, must be affordable (within the region of S$1000 would be great!)
 

kelccm

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Looks like you got most of the stuff covered. Thats a pretty decent setup. That should get you going. As for the tripod, the usual suspect from Manfrotto would be the 190 or 055 tripod.

Just remember to take lots of pictures:)
 

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Some of the basic criteria for the lens i'm getting...
1) Must work natively & flawlessly with the Nikon D80
2) Must hunt the target super-fast and silently
3) Must have great optical quality for that crisp sharp pix
3) Of course, must be affordable (within the region of S$1000 would be great!)
:sweatsm: ....just 1k budget arr...try harder...

as for point #2....how fast is fast??
 

kelccm

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Is it $1k for everything or $1k for 1 lens??

The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 should cost you around $1.2k new.
 

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Looks like you got most of the stuff covered. Thats a pretty decent setup. That should get you going. As for the tripod, the usual suspect from Manfrotto would be the 190 or 055 tripod.

Just remember to take lots of pictures:)
I see the Manfrotto website, the 190 got 4 models n the 055 got 5 models, see liao oso peng...:bsmilie: Just need a very cheap n efficient tripod can liaozzz...
 

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:sweatsm: ....just 1k budget arr...try harder...

as for point #2....how fast is fast??

What to do, i not Bill Gates' son..:sweat:

Fast? Faster than my current Canon G5 lor.
In fact, if can predict my brain pattern lagi better..just kidding!:kiss:


@kelccm
Yar, 1k per lens. Cheaper better!
 

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You need more CF cards...

on a 10Mp camera, you would be able to store about 300 - 400 shots on Large Fine setting in Jpeg. But if you are using RAW, it should drop to about 100 or so.

As for tripod, do check the working height and your height. ;)
 

kelccm

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I see the Manfrotto website, the 190 got 4 models n the 055 got 5 models, see liao oso peng...:bsmilie: Just need a very cheap n efficient tripod can liaozzz...
Any of these models will work just fine. The difference is just the colours and the extra functions like horizontal mounting. If you are less than 1.7m tall, get the 190. If you are taller than that, get the 055.
 

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Any of these models will work just fine. The difference is just the colours and the extra functions like horizontal mounting. If you are less than 1.7m tall, get the 190. If you are taller than that, get the 055.
OK, i will get the 190 then bcuz i'm less than 1.7m:sticktong

Btw, a noob question: Does the D80 allow me to preview the image on its LCD 1st b4 i actually shoot the pix? I'm so used to composing pix on the LCD screen of my G5. I hate looking thru the viewfinder, so puny, make my eyes one big one small after a while... zzz;(
 

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if you are asking that question then you need to reconsider getting a dslr. if not try olympus, they will have that function for you
 

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Hi comrades!

My 1st time here with my 1st post and my 1st DSLR purchase!:sweatsm:
My discussions in VR-ZONE forum have led me to discuss it here now!
Basically, after much 'discussing', i have settled for the setup below:

Body: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G & Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
Flash: Speedlight SB-600
Storage: TRANSCEND 150x Secure Digital 2GB Card
Tripod: Manfrotto which model?:sweat:


Any comment?
Just a comment, consider getting SB-800 (Then in future, you can forget about upgrading your Flash unless a new high end drops in) , can drop the tripod for the time being.
 

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if you are asking that question then you need to reconsider getting a dslr. if not try olympus, they will have that function for you
You mean the D80 doesn't have image PREVIEW at all ar!!?:bheart:
 

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What to do, i not Bill Gates' son..:sweat:

Fast? Faster than my current Canon G5 lor.
In fact, if can predict my brain pattern lagi better..just kidding!:kiss:


@kelccm
Yar, 1k per lens. Cheaper better!
sigma 70-200 f2.8 confirm faster then what u will ever had...

just dun compare it to the nikkor 70-200 f2.8 can liaoz...
 

AhSeng

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You mean the D80 doesn't have image PREVIEW at all ar!!?:bheart:
ALL DSLR (If u understand the meaning of Digital Single Lens Reflex) except Olympus E330 and Panasonic DMC-L1, DO NOT, repeat DON'T... HAVE IMAGE PREVIEW!
 

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Hi comrades!

My 1st time here with my 1st post and my 1st DSLR purchase!:sweatsm:
My discussions in VR-ZONE forum have led me to discuss it here now!
Basically, after much 'discussing', i have settled for the setup below:

Body: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G & Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
Flash: Speedlight SB-600
Storage: TRANSCEND 150x Secure Digital 2GB Card
Tripod: Manfrotto which model?:sweat:


Any comment?

Change the Sigma APO-200 to Nikkor AF 80-200D :thumbsup:

Flash change to SB-800

Storage get 2 GB more!!! Backup mah!!!

Tripod get Gitzo....... after that you will steady bom-pee-pee liao.
 

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