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24-70L or not because of art school

 
NiftyFifty
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Jan 05, 2011 21:22 |  #1

Hey guys, ive been photography for a while now and have really gotten into it. So much so that im willing to go to college for it and pursue a career in the field.

My art school is exclusively Nikkon, and they have something called "the cage", which has the entire line of nikkon lenses as well as multiple copies of all the nikkon bodies. If you are enrolled as a student you can check out w/e you want from the cage as well as rent out one of 3 studios.

My question is, what do I do with my 7D and current lenses. I was about to buy the 24-70L before i found out about the cage, should I keep expanding my current line of equipment etc (i have 6 months before collge will start and i dont want to sell my gear and have nothing to shoot with till then)?

TLDR; College i want to go to has all free rentable nikkon gear, what should I do?


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Jan 05, 2011 21:27 |  #2

Seems obvious to me, find another college.

...or not. Seems like you should sell your Canon stuff or keep it for personal use.


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Jan 05, 2011 21:31 |  #3

Sp1207 wrote in post #11582128 (external link)
Seems obvious to me, find another college.

...or not. Seems like you should sell your Canon stuff or keep it for personal use.

the point of me asking is that i do not start for another 6 months or so. thats a lot of time to be restricting myself by the gear that i have, which i have enough money saved up to purchase more.

also, changing colleges is not much of an option if i want a good education. all the photography programs outside of the one that im looking at are below lackluster.


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Jan 05, 2011 21:31 as a reply to  @ Sp1207's post |  #4

Nice! Which college is that?

Use the free gears and sell yours to pay off the tuition.




  
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Jan 05, 2011 21:34 |  #5
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Sp1207 wrote in post #11582128 (external link)
Seems obvious to me, find another college.

...or not. Seems like you should sell your Canon stuff or keep it for personal use.


Hehehehe.......:) Keep your Canon stuff for backup purposes......


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Jan 05, 2011 21:35 |  #6

fourelements99 wrote in post #11582169 (external link)
Nice! Which college is that?

Use the free gears and sell yours to pay off the tuition.

Art Institute of North Houston

selling my gear would get me about 2-4 credit hours at this college.

and again i wouldnt be able to take picture for 6 months if i did so


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Jan 05, 2011 21:37 |  #7

buy a d700. seams like an easy decision to me :)




  
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Jan 05, 2011 21:41 |  #8

SaxonIV wrote in post #11582209 (external link)
buy a d700. seams like an easy decision to me :)

thats not much of an option either way...


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Jan 05, 2011 21:48 |  #9

Two options:

1. sell your Canon and get a Nikon outfit (probably D300s+17-55). So you can use the lenses in the cage.

2. keep your Canon and go your own way. So you have the chance to compare both systems from two leading manufacturers.

NiftyFifty wrote in post #11582198 (external link)
Art Institute of North Houston

selling my gear would get me about 2-4 credit hours at this college.

and again i wouldnt be able to take picture for 6 months if i did so




  
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Jan 05, 2011 21:52 as a reply to  @ fourelements99's post |  #10

My question is what's the supply of those. What if they never have N's 24-70 available for you to rent?



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Jan 05, 2011 21:52 |  #11

fourelements99 wrote in post #11582276 (external link)
Two options:

1. sell your Canon and get a Nikon outfit (probably D300s+17-55). So you can use the lenses in the cage.

2. keep your Canon and go your own way. So you have the chance to compare both systems from two leading manufacturers.

the reason i dont want to sell my canon gear is because i am not sure which i will prefer. i originally bought canon because the XSi felt better in my hands then the D3000, and now that ive got a 7D, i feel like ive invested a lot. And if i buy the 24-70 which i would get a lot of use for the next 6 months, i have a fear that i would stop using it when i have free acces to nikkon fullframe bodies and any lense i want.


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Jan 05, 2011 21:54 |  #12

HyperYagami wrote in post #11582303 (external link)
My question is what's the supply of those. What if they never have N's 24-70 available for you to rent?

they have multiple copies if each lense and body in stock, my entire graduating class would most likely be less than 20 people.


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Jan 05, 2011 22:01 |  #13

NiftyFifty wrote in post #11582314 (external link)
they have multiple copies if each lense and body in stock, my entire graduating class would most likely be less than 20 people.

assume no one other than your 20 people will be using those, don't see why not just rent there stuff and pretend you don't even own any gear.

(although i still don't see how they'd have 10+ 24-70s for all of you...maybe it's really that amazing.)



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Jan 05, 2011 22:03 |  #14

I would recommend the option 2 in my previous post. Play both systems and decide which one is more suitable for you. Use D300s instead of D700 to compare with your 7D. It is a very good chance for you to learn how the dark side works :D

NiftyFifty wrote in post #11582305 (external link)
the reason i dont want to sell my canon gear is because i am not sure which i will prefer. i originally bought canon because the XSi felt better in my hands then the D3000, and now that ive got a 7D, i feel like ive invested a lot. And if i buy the 24-70 which i would get a lot of use for the next 6 months, i have a fear that i would stop using it when i have free acces to nikkon fullframe bodies and any lense i want.




  
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Jan 05, 2011 22:04 |  #15

That answer seems obvious to me. Sell your Canon gear and switch to Nikon.


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