So... I'm all but convinced that I'm going D800

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So... I'm all but convinced that I'm going D800
May 17, 2013

If you look below at my gear, you will see that there is not a D800 in the stable yet.  I bought my D7000 earlier this year and about a month ago, the camera failed.  My dealer sent it to Nikon for repair and gave me a D7100 to use while it was away (awesome... but it gets better).  When I dropped the 7000 for repair, I also looked at the D600/D800 and was blown away by the viewfinder.... thus began my camera lust... The D7000 was repaired and I was called... I picked it up and was still deliberating on the D600/800.  My dealer said they'd take my 7000 back on trade against either body.  They loaned me the 600 and I have to say that I love it, but I got to play with a D800 and an 85 1.4 last weekend at a Portraiture / Lighting clinic!  I guess it's safe to say that I had to walk around with a drool cup after seeing that pairing!  What an amazing combination!

After much deliberation, I've decided to buy the D800 and I'm also thinking of buying the 85 1.8 (I just can't justify the 1.4... ouch), but I'm left with a bit of a dilemma.  I need some wide stuff.  I'm going to sell my D80 and 90mm Tamron (I will have to find a Macro lens too), but I really need a wide lens for the FX body.  I really don't know what to do.  I've been told to avoid the 14-24 because of the outer element.  The 16-35 was recommended an I'll consider it but I'm really wondering about a wide lens.  I absolutely love my Sigma 10-20 but of course, it's not FX!

I know this is a very good problem to have, but I'm really wondering what the heck to do.  I'm planning on adding the 50 1.4 to my bag anyway, and I may upgrade my 80-200 with a 70-200 VRII (I want to be able to use the TC20 for long telephoto)..

I'm all ears at this point.  Thanks in advance!

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D7000, D300s, D80, 18-200 VRII, Nikon 50mm 1.8 / 1.4,
Tamron 90mm, Nikon 80-200 2.8 AF-D,
Sigma 10-20mm - Sigma 17-50 2.8 - SB-800
50mm 1.8D
Gear up..... Get out there!!!

 Tyym's gear list:Tyym's gear list
Nikon D80 Nikon D300S Nikon D800 Fujifilm X-T1 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G +15 more
Nikon D600 Nikon D7000 Nikon D7100 Nikon D80 Nikon D800
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