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Feb 18, 2012 11:31 |  #4756

dgrPhotos wrote in post #13919924external link
How about compared to...

""enhanced" Multi-Cam 3500-FX AF system with 51 focus points 15 of the points are cross-type sensors 11 midpoints can operate at f/8" :p

a tried and tested AF system... :lol:


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Feb 18, 2012 11:36 |  #4757

dgrPhotos wrote in post #13919924external link
How about compared to...

""enhanced" Multi-Cam 3500-FX AF system with 51 focus points 15 of the points are cross-type sensors 11 midpoints can operate at f/8" :p

Not quite sure really, Im not as familiar with the Nikon 51 point in real usage..

But i have used the predecessor to the system in the 1D4 and i loved it


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Feb 18, 2012 11:37 |  #4758

monk3y wrote in post #13919940external link
a tried and tested AF system... :lol:

:lol:


I just bought an old Fuji S5 Pro. I'm hoping it holds me over for the next couple of months.

I still have to decide on my WA lens. I think it's between the 17-35/2.8 and 24/1.4, both I have not used in the past.




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Feb 18, 2012 11:46 |  #4759

17-35! :D

Again just speaking from what -i- would buy

http://www.lensrentals​.com ...s-if-serial-number-411397external link


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Feb 18, 2012 11:48 |  #4760

Actually for other Nikon users here i saw this:

http://www.lensrentals​.com ...kon-serial-number-1003680external link

$495, I'd buy it, Thats a heck of a deal to me


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Feb 18, 2012 11:54 |  #4761

dgrPhotos wrote in post #13919967external link
:lol:


I just bought an old Fuji S5 Pro. I'm hoping it holds me over for the next couple of months.

I still have to decide on my WA lens. I think it's between the 17-35/2.8 and 24/1.4, both I have not used in the past.

hehe I think the 24mm f/1.4 is the way to go if you have the funds :D one of the sharpest lens around

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Actually for other Nikon users here i saw this:

http://www.lensrentals​.com ...kon-serial-number-1003680external link

$495, I'd buy it, Thats a heck of a deal to me

yeah that's definitely a steal...too bad I just god my 24-70mm :lol:


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Feb 18, 2012 12:00 |  #4762

KenjiS wrote in post #13920007external link
17-35! :D

Again just speaking from what -i- would buy

http://www.lensrentals​.com ...s-if-serial-number-411397external link

From research it seems the 17-35 has issues with the AF-S motor going out. I would almost have to go to for new to get the 5 year warranty, just in case.




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Feb 18, 2012 15:26 |  #4763

dgrPhotos wrote in post #13919532external link
I assume that's a downgrade from the new 1Dx.

Low light sensitivity: 1D4 = -1EV 1DX, D4, D800 = -2 EV.

So yeah, it'd be a downgrade. I'll never get a camera that has the same AF system as the 1D4. NEVER and if Canon ever does something stupid like that, then yeah, welcome back Nick indeed. :lol:


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Feb 18, 2012 15:51 |  #4764

monk3y wrote in post #13920045external link
hehe I think the 24mm f/1.4 is the way to go if you have the funds :D one of the sharpest lens around

Found a 24/1.4 in LN- condition for the same price as the 17-35/2.8 new. Since I'm not in a hurry I think I will just wait for a deal I can't refuse.




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Feb 18, 2012 19:06 |  #4765

nicksan wrote in post #13920867external link
Low light sensitivity: 1D4 = -1EV 1DX, D4, D800 = -2 EV.

So yeah, it'd be a downgrade. I'll never get a camera that has the same AF system as the 1D4. NEVER and if Canon ever does something stupid like that, then yeah, welcome back Nick indeed. :lol:

haha... you know you want to :lol:

the Nikon offering is Solid... while Canon's offering seems a bit uncertain. the question is will you really gain much if you switch again?

I know I won't gain much if I buy the D800..so I might pass on it or wait for good deals if I can't resist it hehe

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Found a 24/1.4 in LN- condition for the same price as the 17-35/2.8 new. Since I'm not in a hurry I think I will just wait for a deal I can't refuse.

that's so damn awesome :lol:

you guys are lucky with deals there for sure hehe


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Feb 18, 2012 19:28 |  #4766

nicksan wrote in post #13920867external link
Low light sensitivity: 1D4 = -1EV 1DX, D4, D800 = -2 EV.

So yeah, it'd be a downgrade. I'll never get a camera that has the same AF system as the 1D4. NEVER and if Canon ever does something stupid like that, then yeah, welcome back Nick indeed. :lol:

Nick I feel like im stalking you.... every time you switch (or think about switching) I do the same??? hahaha


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Feb 18, 2012 19:59 |  #4767

dgrPhotos wrote in post #13920973external link
Found a 24/1.4 in LN- condition for the same price as the 17-35/2.8 new. Since I'm not in a hurry I think I will just wait for a deal I can't refuse.

DAMN! Nice deal!

Make sure it wasnt stolen from that Nikon van...


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Feb 18, 2012 20:20 |  #4768

KenjiS wrote in post #13921968external link
DAMN! Nice deal!

Make sure it wasnt stolen from that Nikon van...

Sort of, the price of all the Nikon lenses have shot up since I last shopped for them.

Right now I'm leaning toward getting both the 16-35 and 24 since they are really for two different purposes. That would max me out for now. I'd have to deal with the telephoto side once the slush fund gets replenished.




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Feb 18, 2012 21:36 |  #4769

monk3y wrote in post #13921764external link
haha... you know you want to :lol:

the Nikon offering is Solid... while Canon's offering seems a bit uncertain. the question is will you really gain much if you switch again?

I know I won't gain much if I buy the D800..so I might pass on it or wait for good deals if I can't resist it hehe

That's the only thing. 36MP. Dunno if I would want that. The AF system seems on-par with the D4, at least according to what's on paper, so that's a good sign. I definitely don't need more than 4fps. It's a nice-to-have for me but not a must-have.

The one thing I know is if they put the 1D4 on the new 5D-whatever, then I'll actually be losing performance. So that's a serious consideration.

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Nick I feel like im stalking you.... every time you switch (or think about switching) I do the same??? hahaha

:lol: Yeah, if I switch, it'll be a well though out process. No sudden moves. I'll wait and see how things settle down. I am fine with my 5D2s...obviously. But if something will give me that extra edge, I'll obviously entertain it.


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Feb 19, 2012 05:52 |  #4770

Video of Mr. Jared Polin at Allen's Camera in PA with the new 85/1.8 and doing comparisons with the other Nikon 85's.
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