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Old 18th of February 2012 (Sat)   #4756
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""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"
a tried and tested AF system...
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Old 18th of February 2012 (Sat)   #4757
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""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"
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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Old 18th of February 2012 (Sat)   #4758
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a tried and tested AF system...



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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17-35!

Again just speaking from what -i- would buy

http://www.lensrentals.com/buy/nikon...-number-411397
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Old 18th of February 2012 (Sat)   #4760
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Actually for other Nikon users here i saw this:

http://www.lensrentals.com/buy/sigma...number-1003680

$495, I'd buy it, Thats a heck of a deal to me
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Old 18th of February 2012 (Sat)   #4761
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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 one of the sharpest lens around

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Actually for other Nikon users here i saw this:

http://www.lensrentals.com/buy/sigma...number-1003680

$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
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17-35!

Again just speaking from what -i- would buy

http://www.lensrentals.com/buy/nikon...-number-411397
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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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.
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hehe I think the 24mm f/1.4 is the way to go if you have the funds 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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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.
haha... you know you want to

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

you guys are lucky with deals there for sure hehe
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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.
Nick I feel like im stalking you.... every time you switch (or think about switching) I do the same hahaha
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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.
DAMN! Nice deal!

Make sure it wasnt stolen from that Nikon van...
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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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haha... you know you want to

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
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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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.
http://youtu.be/UUulOaBSG1A
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