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Just pulled the trigger...

pixelninja

Turbo Monkey
Jun 14, 2003
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Holy crap. :shocked:

Nikon D300
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di
Nikon Remote Cord
Lexar 2GB 300x CF Card
Extra Nikon battery
Tiffen UV and polarizing filters
 

pixelninja

Turbo Monkey
Jun 14, 2003
2,131
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Denver, CO
Thanks. I've kinda slowed down on my forum posting. I still post at mtbr now and then, but work's been too damn busy lately.

I'm really jonesin to get back to fine art photography. I used to play around a lot with b/w film, but that was years ago.
 

Prettym1k3

Turbo Monkey
Aug 21, 2006
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In your pants
Dang... I miss my D50. :-(

I was thinking of pulling the trigger on a D80 with an 18-135mm. But that's $1,100, and I'd rather have a road bike.

*sigh*
 

pixelninja

Turbo Monkey
Jun 14, 2003
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Denver, CO
get some primes! :D
I almost pulled the trigger with the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF lens, but I decided at the last minute that I wanted a little more flexibility with my first lens. Don't know if I made the right decision, but...oh well.

Take a look at the review of the Tamron at slrgear. The build may be plastic and the autofocus may not be the fastest, but they gave it great reviews as far as image quality goes.

http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/49/cat/23
 

pixelninja

Turbo Monkey
Jun 14, 2003
2,131
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Denver, CO
Dang... I miss my D50. :-(

I was thinking of pulling the trigger on a D80 with an 18-135mm. But that's $1,100, and I'd rather have a road bike.

*sigh*
I've been thinking about a road bike also, but I've been thinking about this camera more. If B&H can get it shipped out today, I'll have it this weekend!
 

Prettym1k3

Turbo Monkey
Aug 21, 2006
2,867
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In your pants
Nice!

I'd be buying mind off of B&H too. Wolf Camera is a nice place to buy from (as there are like 5 of them within 15 minutes of my place) but it's the tax that kills it.

I've been eying that D80 for so long. But I've been eying an EP price on the Fuji Roubaix LTD. for so much longer.
 

maddog17

Turbo Monkey
Jan 20, 2008
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Methuen, Mass. U.S.A.
i used to work at a photo store here in the boston area and Tamron lenses were a big seller. not as big as Sigma, but big enough. it's tough to tell the difference between off brand lenses so in the end go with price or what works for you.
 

pixelninja

Turbo Monkey
Jun 14, 2003
2,131
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Denver, CO
So, how do you like it?
I just got it yesterday evening. We're in the middle of moving to a new house so I haven't had much of a chance to play. There are so many buttons, levers, bell and whistles on this thing I don't know where to start.
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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primes are fun.

toshi, did i tell you i got a 135L?
just saw this. no, you didn't. that's awesome... has it arrived? such a nice, solid piece of glass. scares people when you put on the lens hood, too.
 

r464

Turbo Monkey
Oct 17, 2006
2,608
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Earth
You will need to continue acquiring glass for some time... :)

I am a Nikon person, and my current favorites are:
10.5/2.8 Fisheye
17-55/2.8
70-200/2.8VR
105/2.8 Micro

I keep a 50/1.8 and a Sigma 30/1.8 around when needed. I also like the Tokina 12-24/4 over the Nikon.

I am selling off a few things, including a 60/2.8 Micro and the 18-70DX zoom.
 

binary visions

The voice of reason
Jun 13, 2002
21,701
506
NC
Nice choice :thumb:

I just picked up this kit:


Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
Nikkor 1.7x teleconverter
Nikkor 300mm f/4
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Nikkor 18-70 f/3.5-4.5
D300