d700 + lens

Started Apr 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
Robert Palmqvist
Robert Palmqvist Contributing Member • Posts: 582
Re: d700 + lens

I just sold my D7000 and most of my DX glass. I opted for a D700 (mint condition with less than 5000 on the SC). I went with the D700 instead of a D800 to free up some money for FX glass. D600 was not an option because one major reason replacing the D7000 was getting a "fuller body".

I will pair my D700 with a set of older FX lenses but I needed something light and flexible and therefor bought a used 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 VR. Perfect when I want to travel light with only one lens.

Other glass that will normally go with my D700 are: 80-200 f/2.8, 35-70 f/2.8 and 20 f/2.8.

I also use it with my 105 f/2.8 Micro and it works great for both macro and as a short tele.

I would welcome any suggestions for a ultra wide zoom. I had the 24-70 f/2.8 in mind but I don't know how much I would use it (big overlap with the 24-85 and 35-70) and not any wider than 24. I'm leaning towards the 17-35 f/2.8 but I have no experience with this lens. Other options is to just stick with the 20 f/2.8 or complement it with the 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 (cheap but slow) or the newer 16-35 f/4 VR (really wide and VR)...

Loving the D700 by the way (not that the D7000 was a bad camera, it was actually a really great camera with a fantastic DR, at least as long as there was enough light)...

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