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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Nikon 24-70 vs 70-200.starting business


24-70 is essential and much more useful than 70-200 in most cases. 70-200 does give stunning images and it is good to have it down the road if your budge is a problem.


Dec 18, 2012 at 06:29 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Nikon 24-70 vs 70-200.starting business


You don't need any of those things.


Dec 18, 2012 at 02:51 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Nikon 24-70 vs 70-200.starting business


Icewayy wrote:
I always have been using windows. I heard that you have a lot of crushes using photoshop


A lot of people have crushes on Mac too.

brad



Dec 18, 2012 at 03:39 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Nikon 24-70 vs 70-200.starting business


Unfreakin' believable...

What about backups?



Dec 18, 2012 at 05:44 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Nikon 24-70 vs 70-200.starting business


Even with the cropping ability of the D600, I'd go with a DX camera on the cheap as a back-up. Something quality that will last you if your D600 dies. Maybe a used D90 for $450-500. Invest in more glass. The likelihood of that D90 dropping even another $50 in the next year is low. You'll be able to resell it for almost what you paid for me, and upgrade to another D600 or a D800 if you feel so inclined.

If you have to only go with one lens, go with the 70-200 VR2. It's a killer portrait lens. You have a 50 which is wide, although not too wide. But that's just me. If you have the money by saving going the PC route, and by saving by picking up a used DX body like the D90, then go for both. They're both useable.

I'm a primes guy. I could shoot a whole wedding with a 35 f/2, 50 f/1.4G and 85 f/1.4G if I felt like it. But I do find uses for the 70-200, 24-70, 60 micro, 17-35, etc. on a regular basis.



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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Nikon 24-70 vs 70-200.starting business


At this point, I don't accept many weddings, but I have shot enough to have some thoughts.
It depends on your vision, whether you need a long zoom-some people see in wide angle and hardly ever use it-I couldn't live without it! Maybe consider the new 70-200 f4, if the 2.8 is too pricey. You will save a lot of weight, also.
You absolutely need 2 cameras, several lenses, and multiple flashes-things do break! (usually at the worst time!)
I would not go with something as old as a d90 because the images will have a different look, but that may not be a problem. A d700 will serve you well for a long time.

Mac vs PC--prepare for war!!! I have had 11 PC's and 3 Macs-I will never have another PC! A basic imac and some outboard hard drives will do everything you need and do it well. There is a photo/artist who does many hundred layer productions, (I am sorry to have forgotten his name) on his Imac

This is a totally personal observation, but I hate lightroom! Go to the forums and see just how many problems people have with it. Nikon Capture NX2 will give you wonderful images with very little work. (Prepare for the deluge of nay-sayers!) I very seldom open photoshop, any more. Despite what some will say, I have used it on many thousands of images without so much as a hiccup! Nor has it ever lost my entire library, as LR did.

Save some money for emergencies and unexpected needs.
Good luck and enjoy your photography.



Dec 26, 2012 at 05:20 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Nikon 24-70 vs 70-200.starting business


First I saw many photographers using simple camera like rebel for weddings. Yup. No lie. With 10k, I'd hire a bunch of fake B&G and guests to be portfolio builders! Gear will not get you clients but a solid portfolio will.


Dec 28, 2012 at 04:39 AM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Nikon 24-70 vs 70-200.starting business


M Lucca wrote:
First I saw many photographers using simple camera like rebel for weddings. Yup. No lie. With 10k, I'd hire a bunch of fake B&G and guests to be portfolio builders! Gear will not get you clients but a solid portfolio will.


Good one!



Dec 29, 2012 at 06:11 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Nikon 24-70 vs 70-200.starting business


Best of luck and everybody has to start somewhere and it sounds like you are doing the right thing and education and practice is very important at this stage. I would say invest in two bodies D600 and maybe a D300s or D7000 as they are pretty reasonable right now. I would also have two flashes and would buy the 24-70mm before the 70-200mm. Good luck and I am sure you will figure it out. Once you shoot more often you will know what you need.


Dec 30, 2012 at 03:23 PM
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