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Ideal Full Frame Nikon Kit??


rahulzerg 6 5 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 3:57PM
Hello gals and guys,

I am thinking about upgrading to full frame Nikon/Canon as I am being asked to do shoots that my old DX camera's sensor can't cope up with (very low light shoots, large format prints etc).
My budget is around 3k. I am willing to try used lenses but Ideally want to have 2 bodies. Mostly will be shooting portraits, close ups, corporate events where flashes are not allowed (though I would like to have one just in case). I know its a limited budget but any suggestions will be amazing to help me get started.

Many thanks,

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Nick_Hilton 10 567 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 4:04PM
only 1 for me the D800 plenty of threads on this camera on here.
ikett 4 456 England
11 Apr 2013 4:15PM
I think you need a miracle, or old kit. The D800 body only is knocking on 2K, a decent lens close to 1K, Canon 5D ii's can be found reasonably priced. I don't think there's an easy answer, do loads of research short list your priorities, it's a decision only you can make, I know it's no consolation but I went through the same problem myself.
rahulzerg 6 5 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 4:32PM

Quote:only 1 for me the D800 plenty of threads on this camera on here.


Nikon D800 is out of question. Too expensive!

I was thinking on the lines of having the following

Nikon D600 and the following.

50mm f1.4
old 80-200 F2.8 AFS
24-120 F4

How does that sound?
scottishphototours 11 2.6k 2
11 Apr 2013 6:00PM
2 D700's, a 24-70 f2.8 and an sb-800, all secondhand from Calumet and under 3k.

Easy...
11 Apr 2013 6:26PM
24 MP in crop sensor or 24x36 used carefully is enough for a decent A2 print.
Shooting at 12,800 and above reduces resolution, colour accuracy and dynamic range by my standards to A3 print size and at around 100,000 ISO to A4 print size.
Maybe you should be thinking more about a good tripod than high ISO ability.
As of now top quality in and A2 print at 100,000 ISO or higher is for the future.
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
11 Apr 2013 7:00PM
I've managed quite a reasonable A3 from a 7Mp compact. So I would have thought one could do a bit better than A2 from 24Mp. Lol! Wink
Paul_Anthony 3 440 4 Wales
11 Apr 2013 7:33PM
Take a look at this set up ......

Nikon D600 - 1450 at WEX.
Nikon 24 - 120 f/4 - 810 at WEX
Sigma 70 - 200 f2.8 - 899 at WEX

only one body I know but the 70-200 f/2.8 will work fine on your DX body and give you a little more range when not on the D600, with the f/2.8 giving a bit more light for faster shutter speeds and lower ISO settings on the DX body.
As a Canon owner id recomend the 6D, but if you want Nikon the D600 is a cracking camera.
I would give the older D700 a miss. The lowlight performance isnt up to the same level of the latest Aps sensor cameras. You could have a D7000 as your second camera.
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
12 Apr 2013 1:06AM

Quote: lowlight performance isnt up to the same level of the latest Aps sensor cameras


There you go again, I don't know where you get your information, But it is not entirely accurate is it ...Sad
annettep38 Plus
3 191 33 France
17 Apr 2013 11:39PM
Great link Vince! Thanks for that.
18 Apr 2013 4:34PM

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I would give the older D700 a miss. The lowlight performance isnt up to the same level of the latest Aps sensor cameras. You could have a D7000 as your second camera.


Although I never owned a D700 my D7000 gave my older D3 a very good run for high ISO noise and beat it for dynamic range. My later D3s beat my D7000 for noise and my current D800 beats any of these for resolution.
On a budget a D600 backed up by D7000 when extra reach or depth of field is needed merits serious consideration having regard to your budget.


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