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| p.3 #6 · Decision on D700, D600 or D800 |
Kerry & Tete,
I read you loud and clear and agree. All cameras are just tools. The art is conjured up by the shooter - not the tool. However, every tool has its limitations. For me to develop my art means that I understand the limitations of my tools and learn how to either overcome them or accept them. The key limits of my existing kit is the ability to shoot in the dark without flash and to achieve the additional detail warranted by large prints. Those are the principle reasons that I decided to add FX to the arsenal. Yes, I can get these shots now with DX, but not as well as I would like.
As far as lenses go, I really like my current DX kit:
DX- 10.5/2.8 Fisheye,11-16/2.8, 17-55/2.8, 35/1.8, 18-200/3.5 VR
I know them all well and they give me exactly what I want and need. The only one on the chopping block is the 18-200, which I just don't use.
FX- 28-70/3.5, 50/1.4MF, 50/1.8, 70-300/4.5 VR, 80-200/2.8, 105/2.8 Micro, 105/2.5 MF, 400/5.6, 500/8 Reflex
All my lenses are Nikkors except the Tokina 11-16 and the Sigma 400 APO Tele macro. I might be wrong but I think that I would only need a couple more lenses to have a decent FX kit. My FX wishlist is a 28-70/2.8 (Tete how do you like it?) and an 85/1.4. (The 80-200 will do for a while) I already have a variety of FX primes and zooms which are pretty versatile. When I start getting paid mad money for my images, I will spend mad money on the lenses.
Again, sincere thanks to all the people who have contributed to this thread. It has been immensely helpful to me in framing this decision.