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What to buy - have to take fast a decision !!!!!!
My question: I´m shooting a wedding for my sister. I have Nikon D300 and a kit lens 16-85mm 3,5-5,6. I´m going to buy a SB910.
I want to keep working on my Photography. I have already read 1000 of books about anything possible in photography. I´m even studying the light for the moment (for my own - through some good books). I feel like I have a lot of knowledge of taking good pictures but "bad"/not well equipment (I know that you can take even good with "bad" equipment, but as I sad not well equipment).
I´m considering buying a full frame Nikon in future - maybe in 2 or 1 year. But for the moment I feel like I have too first buy good lenses, even if I have a Nikon D300.
Should I buy a Nikon 70-200 VRII (I know I have 1.5 crop on D300) and use it together with my 16-85 for the wedding???? Or better 24-70 mm 2.8? Or do you suggest something else? I don´t want to buy 17-55mm because sometime in future (coming 3 years)I want to own "the holy trinity" of lenses.
Thanks for your time and answers!
Greetings from Munich-Germany!
Considering your current equipment and the fact you will be shooting a wedding, I'd go with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8. I think it would be most useful right now for you. You can use it to shoot the wedding and if you do decide to upgrade to full frame, it is a very useful full frame lens.
You already have a lens in the focal length of the 24-70mm range which can be used for the wedding. If you do decide to go full frame, you can purchase the 24-70mm safe in the knowledge that you already have one of the "holy trinity" lenses. You are right in saying that good lenses are the way to go.
I think the 70-200mm is the best short and long term option for you.
Hope this helped.
Well, i first thought of getting the 24-70 lens.. Just because its so awsome!
But! Like Conor said, you have a lens in that vocal length. In that case i would go for the 70-200 F/2.8 VR II. That will give you some awsome quality.
To be honest, a Nikon D300 is a well made piece of equipment which should give you awsome quality of images. If you print it or work in low light situations, i would understand of wanting to upgrade, but i think the D300 is a good piece of equipment.
Well, Conor said it all basicly Good luck on your choices, let us know
He/she has revived topics from eight months ago with the same message all over the forum. @ "chenjing1989": this is a forum for people with interests in photography and is not a place for spam. Greg, could you delete them please?
Anyways, 70-200 f/2.8 hands down. I will sell my left kidney just to get one of that... or wait for Christmas where I would have saved up. LOL
No, i am mainly on Internet Explorer. But for the forum i use Firefox because Firefox remembers my login and password so i only have to click on login.
Still annoying though..
Yeah, strangely, I am always logged out from the forums using Chrome...
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