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

Started May 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 30,526
Re: So... I'm all but convinced that I'm going D800

lost_in_utah wrote:

Tyym wrote:

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!!!

Saying you're all *but* convinced, in the English language, means you are everything *but* convinced that you're going to get it.

You could say, "I'm convinced that I'm going D800." That would make sense. Your sentence contradicts your action which confuses the educated reader. Semantically it is improper.

I have to disagree. When I first read his post, I understood fully where the OP was coming from and was surprised by your response as I have heard this idiom before and understood it the as the OP meant it. It does sound counter intuitive, but from my understanding of this idiom, it means that he is convinced almost to the point of absolution. Or, if you like, "all but" means "almost", therefore his meaning was he is "almost convinced I'm going to get the D800". See this example:

The 16-35 seems to be a stellar lens. Tell us what you shoot most often and we'll be able to better recommend a lens that may be most fitting for your purposes.

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Nikon D500 Nikon D850 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR +12 more
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