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kabella
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p.1 #1 · Upgrade from d90 -> d7000 and lenses advices


Friends, first of all a good morning!.
I think I come here the same way as all the amateurs:
Full of questions about equipment.

I am an amateur mixed up the beast, but I must admit, I need to take more pictures. I live in Brazil, we have a serious equipment prices here so any opportunity to travel is a great opportunity to upgrade my equipment.

Currently I have the following configuration:

Nikon D90
Nikkor 50mm 1.8
Nikkor 18-105mm 3.5/5.6
Sigma 70-300 (crap)
Sb-700

I've been talking to many professional photographers and all indicated the Nikon 24-70 2.8. Only thinking and doing the accounts I saw that on a DX would not be very interesting. Am I wrong? it will became a 36-105m, correct ?

My father taught me that we should buy the lenses and sell the bodies.

Sure, I dream of the Nikon 70-200m just do not have kids yet, come in the coming years and the purchase can be made in the future.


I tried several lenses. I saw pictures and examples. I know the problems of the lens "alternative" but just "bumping" with Tamrom 17-50 2.8 (which by my count, in a DX would be "roughly similar" to 24-70. Right? I found this lens (without recommended as some forums VC) for $ 450


Of course, the question: Should I upgrade the body? D90 of the D7000? or wait for a full frame move in the future ?

I could sell my d90 70-300 for something around $ 1000 here in Brazil.

My kit could be
D7000
Tamrom 17-50 8.2
Nikon 50m 1.8

Or I'll just ignore the possibility of upgrading the body, as the D90 and I still look for other fast lens?



Jul 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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p.1 #2 · Upgrade from d90 -> d7000 and lenses advices


D90 to D7000 is a good upgrade but not enough. I would keep the D90 and go to full frame later...maybe look at rumoured D600 when it is released in the future.

Look at lens upgrades now. 18-105 is not that good, distortions, plastic mount. Tamron 17-50 is popular lens, good option.

Consider old lenses...manual focus Nikon lenses or even older autofocus lenses (e.g. 180 2.8 AF) can be bought cheaply and produce pro results. There is a thread here 1500+ pages long on manual focus lenses, much to read, many great images.

Carlos...




Jul 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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p.1 #3 · Upgrade from d90 -> d7000 and lenses advices


Carlos, thanks a lot i will start my "adventure" in these "old" lenses


Jul 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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Pinarello65 wrote:
D90 to D7000 is a good upgrade but not enough.


Going from my D90 to my D7000 was one of the best gear purchases in my life, the difference was huge.

I like the D7000/17-50/50 combo, but you might miss having some simple reach, might want to pick up the Nikon or Tamron 70-300. I think that's the good third party one right now.



Jul 25, 2012 at 01:41 PM
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D7000 is a fantastic camera, you won't be disappointed. I just picked up my second one (after letting the first go to help fund my 2nd D700.) Should give many, many years of great service.

The Tamron 17-50 along with a Nikkor 35/1.8G DX and (as stated above,) Nikkor or Tamron 70-300 VRII(VC) lens will make a great lightweight DX travel kit. Trust me on this (as this is what I put together, but have the Nikkor 16-85G VRII instead of the Tammy 17-50/2.8)

Good luck with your research!
Jim



Jul 25, 2012 at 02:21 PM
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p.1 #6 · Upgrade from d90 -> d7000 and lenses advices


I just sold my D90 for a friend: $1100. At this moment no Camera At all

Just a 50 1.4
and a Sb-600 and a lowepro huge bag.

At this moment at may B&H cart i have a
Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] ...
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon (ok , send me to hell)
Im dreaming with a Sigma 10-20 but i will have to drop 70-20 and get the 18-105 of d700 Kit


(i know that i will have a hole in my gear between 50 and 70)





Jul 25, 2012 at 02:50 PM
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Save some cash right now. The 70-200/2.8 series of lenses are FANTASTIC glass (at least the Nikkor VRII is for me.)

But truthfully the Nikkor/Tamron 70-300 variable aperture lenses are great bang for the buck. PERIOD.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/449088-USA/Nikon_2161_AF_S_VR_Zoom_Nikkor.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/728343-REG/Tamron_AFA005NII700_SP_70_300mm_f_4_5_6_Di.html



Jul 25, 2012 at 02:55 PM
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kabella wrote:
At this moment at may B&H cart i have a

Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] ...

(i know that i will have a hole in my gear between 50 and 70)


If you're dedicating your life to crop. Then the "17-50" will be a decent buy.

But I would not buy the Tamron. You might be able to find a used Screw Drive Tamron 17-50 or the Sigma 17-50. The newer 17-50 tamron's unless you take photos of still objects. The focus acquisition is slow because of the communication between the Camera's AF system and the Tamron's Bulit-in-motor translating the signal it just got.

I personally have a Tarmon 17-50 screw drive and its great.



Jul 25, 2012 at 06:08 PM
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kabella wrote:
(i know that i will have a hole in my gear between 50 and 70)


I see people say things like this all the time on forums like these, but I think it's a mistake to think about your kit this way. You probably do not need to have every single mm of focal length covered. In fact, it wasn't even possible to do so in the era before fast, high-quality zoom lenses (which was not even very long ago, relative to the modern history of camera equipment).

I'm not suggesting that your lens selection is wrong, just that you should think about the gear you choose in terms of what lenses you need in order to shoot what you're interested in, rather than having "complete" coverage from wide-angle to telephoto. I know wildlife photographers whose widest lens is 70mm. Likewise, I know wedding photographers whose longest lens is 85mm. For myself, I only shoot two prime lenses in my digital kit: 28mm and 85mm, and I get by just fine for studio and environmental portraiture.

You have more than adequate coverage with your proposed kit. Shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot, and pay very close attention to what you like to shoot and how you like to shoot it. After a while, you may just find that you're happier and more successful carrying less gear, rather than more.



Jul 25, 2012 at 06:12 PM
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mrgetalife wrote:
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If you're dedicating your life to crop. Then the "17-50" will be a decent buy.

But I would not buy the Tamron. You might be able to find a used Screw Drive Tamron 17-50 or the Sigma 17-50. .

I personally have a Tarmon 17-50 screw drive and its great.


This Sigma ? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/689623-REG/Sigma_583306_17_50mm_F2_8_EX_DC.html

I will try to buy some screw drive old nikons ais (i know, i know) to "learn" photography



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chris.bersbach wrote:
You have more than adequate coverage with your proposed kit. Shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot, and pay very close attention to what you like to shoot and how you like to shoot it. After a while, you may just find that you're happier and more successful carrying less gear, rather than more.


You are right. I need to learn more.. try more.. GEAR isnt the way :



Jul 26, 2012 at 01:54 AM
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p.1 #12 · Upgrade from d90 -> d7000 and lenses advices


The D7000 ist a major step from the D90 - DR is better, higher resolution, High-ISO is at least one full f-stop better. It is partly weather-sealed.

My first zoom was (coming from the F80) 24-85 3,5-45. On DX I was never happy with this lens and didn't know why. Then I bought the Nikon 17-55 2.8. I should've done this much earlier: This thing is a tank, image quality is outstanding and it is a joy to use. And I rarely changed lenses from then on. Before I had to swap frequently since I could not cover wide angle. 17-55 on DX roughly becomes 25-85

I own the D90, shot many times with the D7000 and this spring upgraded to D800. D7000 is a big step from the D90. But D800 is a quantum leap from D7000 (i.e. FX over DX). The nice thing with lenses is, they don't loose much value over time. Buy a used Nikkon 17-55 and if you go full frame or don't like it - sell it for the exact same price. That's what I did



Jul 26, 2012 at 07:45 AM
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p.1 #13 · Upgrade from d90 -> d7000 and lenses advices


d7000 and nikon 17-55.



Jul 26, 2012 at 03:06 PM
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p.1 #14 · Upgrade from d90 -> d7000 and lenses advices


kabella wrote:
This Sigma ? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/689623-REG/Sigma_583306_17_50mm_F2_8_EX_DC.html

I will try to buy some screw drive old nikons ais (i know, i know) to "learn" photography


Yes. Re-read why i say that over the Tamron, it might not exactly apply to you. But if it does you won't be stuck with a lens with that issue.

And what is meant by screw drive is the autofocus using motor inside the camera. Rather than the newer motor built into the lens electronic method of focusing. Your D90/7000 has one. Where a D3000/5000 does not and can't use screw drive lenses except manually.



Jul 26, 2012 at 07:13 PM
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boshek wrote:
d7000 and nikon 17-55.



BINGO!!! I have a D7K as well and sold my 70-300 and picked up the Nikkor 70-200 F2.8 and absolutely LOVE IT!! The 17-55 F2.8 will be my next purchase. My feet can cover the 15mm gap in focal length so I'm not even concerned about that in the least bit.



Jul 26, 2012 at 08:44 PM
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Deebo wrote:
BINGO!!! I have a D7K as well and sold my 70-300 and picked up the Nikkor 70-200 F2.8 and absolutely LOVE IT!! The 17-55 F2.8 will be my next purchase. My feet can cover the 15mm gap in focal length so I'm not even concerned about that in the least bit.



thats my combo. the 17-55 on my d7000 and the 70-200 on my d700. now i recently sold the 17-55 and put the 24-70 on the 700 and the 70-200 on the 7000, for more reach. Both the 17-55 and the 24-70 are great lenses. the 70-200 isnt bad either!!



Jul 26, 2012 at 09:48 PM
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Deebo wrote:
BINGO!!! I have a D7K as well and sold my 70-300 and picked up the Nikkor 70-200 F2.8 and absolutely LOVE IT!! The 17-55 F2.8 will be my next purchase. My feet can cover the 15mm gap in focal length so I'm not even concerned about that in the least bit.


People im from Brazil, we are poor
And im a damm hell amateur... so i just need something that is "good" now..

SOME DAY.. i will buy nikkors



Jul 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #18 · Upgrade from d90 -> d7000 and lenses advices


Pinarello65 wrote:
Consider old lenses...manual focus Nikon lenses or even older autofocus lenses (e.g. 180 2.8 AF) can be bought cheaply and produce pro results. There is a thread here 1500+ pages long on manual focus lenses, much to read, many great images.



You created a Monster, and now i must "choose" some of these. Can you help me ?

85 F2 AIS (52) $193.50
200 F4 AI (52) $94.50 $94.50
135 F2.8 SERIES E AIS (52) $98.10
80-200 F4 AIS (62) $134.10 $134.10
100 2.8 $ 140



Jul 27, 2012 at 01:48 AM
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mrgetalife wrote:
I personally have a Tarmon 17-50 screw drive and its great.


Just bought one .. in one week i will get it





Jul 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM





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