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natesapp
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 2nd body or ultra wide upgrade


So, I'm torn. I'm a wedding/portrait shooter and also taking pictures of my 3 girls =). Here's my set up:

D3s
D7000

18-35 Nikon
24-70 Nikon
70-200 VR2 Nikon

28 1.8 Nikon
85 1.8 Nikon

I have some cash to either:

upgrade the backup camera to the D800 and use two bodies at weddings and have the best of both worlds in terms of resolution/speed

OR

upgrade the ultra-wide to a sweet lens and really round out my lenses.


What would you do?

TIA



Jul 25, 2012 at 01:22 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 2nd body or ultra wide upgrade


I think D3S is still a great camera and if it is doing the job now, it should still be in service

In my opinion, getting glass whenever finances permit, is a better long term investment. Maybe you can sell your 18-35 and use that fund towards a 16-35 Nikon, or the Tokina 16-28. The Tokina does not take filters but has less barrel distortion than the Nikon. However, the Nikon 16-35's distortion is easily corrected in software. Of course you can get the Nikon 14-24 and be the proud user of the Nikon's Holy Trinity.

Good luck with your choice.



Jul 25, 2012 at 01:31 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 2nd body or ultra wide upgrade


I'd go with a D800 or D700. In time do the lens, you have your bases covered here for now.

For me, juggling FX and DX with the lenses you've listed is a PITA. The 70-200 is just too long on DX for me in a church most times and the 24-70 just doesn't feel right on DX either.

I'm sure you've got your go-to combo, but for me I couldn't find a mix of FX/DX lenses and bodies that would jive.



Jul 25, 2012 at 03:03 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 2nd body or ultra wide upgrade


Being a D7K owner, I know how capable the body is. Get the lens.


Jul 25, 2012 at 03:24 AM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 2nd body or ultra wide upgrade


natesapp wrote:
So, I'm torn. I'm a wedding/portrait shooter and also taking pictures of my 3 girls =). Here's my set up:

D3s
D7000

18-35 Nikon
24-70 Nikon
70-200 VR2 Nikon

28 1.8 Nikon
85 1.8 Nikon

I have some cash to either:

upgrade the backup camera to the D800 and use two bodies at weddings and have the best of both worlds in terms of resolution/speed

OR

upgrade the ultra-wide to a sweet lens and really round out my lenses.

What would you do?

TIA


Won't offer you advice on your next purchase. Instead, I'll give you some insights into my current setup since I have the D3s, D800, and that holy grail of ultra wide lenses (if you are thinking of upgrading to the 14-24).

When I have shot weddings as a second shooter, I have used the D3s for low light situations indoors and the D800 for outdoors or if I have adequate lighting to take advantage of large group portraits. The ultra wide angle lens gets left behind at home only when I'm shooting weddings.



Jul 25, 2012 at 05:28 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 2nd body or ultra wide upgrade


14-24 and D800 are great choices. Good luck making the selection. Maybe you can swing both.


Jul 25, 2012 at 06:48 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 2nd body or ultra wide upgrade


Get the D800 and sell the D7000 to fund the UWA. You may be able to even do a trade here D7000 for 16-35/4.


Jul 25, 2012 at 09:21 AM





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