Switching systems...considerations

Started May 6, 2014 | Polls thread
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hoakin1981 Regular Member • Posts: 367
Switching systems...considerations

I currently have a Nikon D300s with the below 2 lenses:

  1. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED (the new one)
  2. Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

The 35mm is great, being a prime & especially made for DX cameras. On the other hand the 18-35 is not so great on cropped sensor bodies but quite good on FF (based on the review on DPreview).

Like most cropped sensor shooters out there (and don't deny it) I would like at some point upgrade to a full frame solution, the why is irrelevant.

Now, and here lies my dilemma, what would be the best solution for me to upgrade? And when I say best I mean cheapest without compromising in IQ of course.

For some time now I have been considering changing systems. Why, because to simply put it Canon is cheaper, especially on the used market. No matter where I look, I see 5D Mark IIs on the same price range of D700 and I don't believe the 2 are the same. For some reason Canon seems to devaluate a lot faster than Nikon. Furthermore L series lenses like the 17-40 f4 are also cheaper than equivalent Nikon ones and I don't believe the IQ is that far apart, I mean we are talking about pro-grade glass here.

In regards to my current position, I just received a very nice offer to sell the 18-35 and that would leave me with only the 35mm which is great etc. but somewhat limiting.

So, I could keep the 18-35 (which is good on FF) and hope to find a good used D610 in the future, the D300s and 35mm are both very good so I trust I would be able to sell them eventually at a good price. Or, I could sell the 18-35 now, sell the body + 35mm later on and buy a nice 5D Mark II or even III with a 17-40 f4.

Comments, thoughts much appreciated and if you find a minute pls vote on the poll as well.


P.S. I really don't like the latest Nikon shenanigans (call me D600 & 610 fiasco) as well.

Keep the 18-35, sell the D300s body and 35mm later on and find a nice D610
66.7% 12  votes
Sell the 18-35 NOW that the price is still high and later on switch to Canon with a nice 5D and 17-40 f4
33.3% 6  votes
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