A Windfall

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  • prawnking1980 13 Feb 2011 21:06:06 5,181 posts
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    So due to the unfortunate death of my Nan last November, I have £1k. Which is softens the blow (joke), but undecided what to spend it on, I am mainly aiming this at Nikon at folks, so you got a 1k to spend on a camera or accessory what you get?

    Otherwise it clears a overdraft, which is sensible but bloody dull.
  • TechnoHippy 13 Feb 2011 21:09:21 14,716 posts
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    Make sure to leave enough funds for coke and hookers so you have something to take a photo of.

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  • prawnking1980 13 Feb 2011 21:10:36 5,181 posts
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    My fiancée may have something to say about the hooker(s), but mmmm, what you don't know don't hurt and all that haha
  • TechnoHippy 13 Feb 2011 21:12:20 14,716 posts
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    Is this her windfall? Or yours?

    ;-)

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  • Dirtbox 13 Feb 2011 21:14:11 79,170 posts
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    People don't seem that enamoured, but I'd get an Olympus PEN and a couple of nice Zeiss lenses.

    I like Pens cos they're usable and there's less of all that fucking about that the photojocks seem to thrive off of.

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  • prawnking1980 13 Feb 2011 21:15:36 5,181 posts
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    Mine, all mine :D

    Hmm, that smile makes me look a cunt. Oh well....

    Was just curious, should I put towards a new body (currently a D80), or some new expensive glass, with a little put towards I could get one of the Nikon holy trinity, but is it worth it with that body. So that is my dilemma.



  • prawnking1980 13 Feb 2011 21:17:46 5,181 posts
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    Billy_sastard wrote:
    Bollox to camera accessories get one of these.

    Can I fucking wear that? If so I am so in. That is my wedding suit :)
  • TechnoHippy 13 Feb 2011 21:19:11 14,716 posts
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    Billy_sastard wrote:
    Bollox to camera accessories get one of these.

    Reminds me of a plan I had to buy an Alien suit when I was younger (and able to fit in one) and stalk the streets of Brighton at 4 in the morning as the unwary stagger home.

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  • prawnking1980 13 Feb 2011 21:19:45 5,181 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    People don't seem that enamoured, but I'd get an Olympus PEN and a couple of nice Zeiss lenses.

    I like Pens cos they're usable and there's less of all that fucking about that the photojocks seem to thrive off of.

    I am probably one of those photojocks ;)
  • Aurifex. 13 Feb 2011 21:21:18 1,030 posts
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    D700 if the price is right.
  • prawnking1980 13 Feb 2011 21:27:09 5,181 posts
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    Yeah I was thinking that. Cheapest I found was ab other £600 on top, was also thinking D7000????? Good ISO with the 1.5x sensor DoF benefit
  • thedaveeyres 13 Feb 2011 21:30:58 11,582 posts
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    One $1,000 hookerbot or a thousand 1$ hookerbots.

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  • mal 13 Feb 2011 22:19:16 22,826 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    People don't seem that enamoured, but I'd get an Olympus PEN and a couple of nice Zeiss lenses.

    I like Pens cos they're usable and there's less of all that fucking about that the photojocks seem to thrive off of.
    EP or EPL though? Cos the two types are built entirely differently, AIUI.

    D7000's gonna blow that grand straight away, and D700 will blow it and a chunk in your pay packet and all. What lenses have you got to go with it already? If you need to buy new glass, I'd say get a D90 and whatever glassware you're missing at the moment. Assuming you even need a new camera.

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  • AaronTurner 13 Feb 2011 22:35:43 7,886 posts
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    I wouldn't say entirely different, they are pretty much the same machines but the EP's have more hands on control than the EPL.

    I haven't tried the EP2 with the electronic viewfinder but I wouldn;'t bother using a manual lens on my EP, too much trouble with the screen.
  • AaronTurner 13 Feb 2011 22:36:23 7,886 posts
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    And obviously a slightly different look.
  • Carlo 13 Feb 2011 22:41:44 18,214 posts
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    Buy the longest lens you can afford, it's the only time you'll be able to get one guilt-free.

    600mm f4 might be a bit out of budget.

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  • mal 13 Feb 2011 22:51:06 22,826 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    I wouldn't say entirely different, they are pretty much the same machines but the EP's have more hands on control than the EPL.
    I was referring to the interfaces, but yeah, I could have made that clearer.

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  • prawnking1980 13 Feb 2011 22:57:32 5,181 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    People don't seem that enamoured, but I'd get an Olympus PEN and a couple of nice Zeiss lenses.

    I like Pens cos they're usable and there's less of all that fucking about that the photojocks seem to thrive off of.
    EP or EPL though? Cos the two types are built entirely differently, AIUI.

    D7000's gonna blow that grand straight away, and D700 will blow it and a chunk in your pay packet and all. What lenses have you got to go with it already? If you need to buy new glass, I'd say get a D90 and whatever glassware you're missing at the moment. Assuming you even need a new camera.

    Oh I know d7000 would blow it. I l like my primes have a 24mm, 35mm, 500mm and 85mm. So would get the benefit of higher iso and crop sensor with my zooms. Seen a 300mm within the budget F4. That is tempting.

    Bit of a bugger of an amount really

  • prawnking1980 13 Feb 2011 22:59:34 5,181 posts
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    Currently have a D80 btw
  • mal 13 Feb 2011 23:28:00 22,826 posts
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    The D7000 and D80 have the same crop sensor, so I assume you mean the D700. If you can afford the extra that might be a sensible choice, but you'd lose the 85mm - basically the 24mm becomes a proper wideangle, the 35mm replaces the 24, the 50 the 35 and the 85 the 50. On a DX sensor the 85mm is performing the job of a 120mm lens (which doesn't exist, at least made by Nikon). So it depends if you use that length much.

    Given you've gone totally prime, I assume you were planning to go full frame at some point or other.

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  • prawnking1980 14 Feb 2011 08:40:13 5,181 posts
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    It is the plan to go full frame certainly. Only mention the 7000 as it is the best of both worlds. Good ISO performance and also the benefit of the crop sensor.
  • prawnking1980 14 Feb 2011 08:40:14 5,181 posts
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  • Jeepers 14 Feb 2011 09:11:22 13,311 posts
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    With a grand to spend you could get yourself the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens - ok, so it's a bit of an odd range for DX but an absolute keeper when you move to FX.

    Or £600 on a secondhand 17-55mm f/2.8 DX lens - sell it on when you upgrade to FX and I doubt you'd lose that much cash.
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