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Boochie
#1 Oct 2 2015 04:04pm
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Paying $300.00 for a D7000, my first camera. Can't wait to test it out!

Going to put a 18-140mm nikon VR lens on it. Unless there are other suggestions?

The 18-140 seems most reasonable for the price range I have. I can get one for around $200.00.

$500.00 for this setup is pretty GG!
Boochie
#2 Oct 3 2015 10:31am
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The D7000 I picked up has under 5K shutter count. Near perfect condition and zero errors in it's history.

Damn did I get a good price!

Ordered my lens today, should be here during next week. :)
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#3 Oct 4 2015 10:57am
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what are you going to be shooting mostly?
Boochie
#4 Oct 4 2015 12:35pm
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Quote (Sonicgundam @ Oct 4 2015 10:57am)
what are you going to be shooting mostly?


Landscape / nature.

Small hiking, pictures of the dogs, maybe family but no one wants their pictures taken.. lol

Mostly when I go on trips to Wisconsin in the trails with the 4 wheeler. Finding nice spots and taking a few pictures.
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#5 Oct 5 2015 02:30am
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pick up a nikkor 70-300mm as well. will be a great inexpensive wildlife lens.
Boochie
#6 Oct 5 2015 09:16am
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Quote (Sonicgundam @ Oct 5 2015 02:30am)
pick up a nikkor 70-300mm as well. will be a great inexpensive wildlife lens.


I won't be able to afford it for this upcoming trip. Maybe I'll buy one for Christmas. :)

I am looking at the Nikon 300mm F4.
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#7 Oct 5 2015 03:42pm
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the new PF lens or the previous model?

the 300mm f4s are both great, and i'd love to have the lens, but for the money have you not considered the tamron or sigma 150-600s? the reach on crop sensors is unreal, and they're still very sharp.
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#8 Oct 5 2015 03:52pm
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Quote (Sonicgundam @ Oct 5 2015 03:42pm)
the new PF lens or the previous model?

the 300mm f4s are both great, and i'd love to have the lens, but for the money have you not considered the tamron or sigma 150-600s? the reach on crop sensors is unreal, and they're still very sharp.


I actually work at a camera repair center. I just go off of whatever my co-workers suggest. haha

I've never owned a camera myself before. Decided since I work at a camera repair place, may as well buy a camera and start learning more about it other than the technical side. XD
Canadian_Man
#9 Oct 6 2015 01:07am
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Quote (Boochie @ Oct 5 2015 02:52pm)
I actually work at a camera repair center. I just go off of whatever my co-workers suggest. haha

I've never owned a camera myself before. Decided since I work at a camera repair place, may as well buy a camera and start learning more about it other than the technical side. XD


You really couldn't go wrong with the 300mm f4. You probably should compare it beside a 150-600mm with proper shots if you're looking to get real reach though. I'd be curious to see which renders a more detailed image... a 300mm f4 cropped in, or a 150-600mm at 600mm. Sounds odd, but the 300mm f4 should get 16mp of equivalent sharpness compared to the 150-600mm at 600mm which may only get something liek 6mp of sharpness.

You really can't get enough reach when it comes to wildlife though... but... a 300mm f4 is an elite lens.
Boochie
#10 Oct 9 2015 04:06pm
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Quote (Canadian_Man @ Oct 6 2015 01:07am)
You really couldn't go wrong with the 300mm f4. You probably should compare it beside a 150-600mm with proper shots if you're looking to get real reach though. I'd be curious to see which renders a more detailed image... a 300mm f4 cropped in, or a 150-600mm at 600mm. Sounds odd, but the 300mm f4 should get 16mp of equivalent sharpness compared to the 150-600mm at 600mm which may only get something liek 6mp of sharpness.

You really can't get enough reach when it comes to wildlife though... but... a 300mm f4 is an elite lens.


Yeah I might add the 300mm to my arsenal later on in life. lol
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