24-70 or D7100 for wedding?

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SangYuP Regular Member • Posts: 445
24-70 or D7100 for wedding?

I have my first wedding coming up next month and I have some questions about my gear and need some suggestions.  I am planning on using 2 bodies (D800 and D300) with the 17-55 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 VRII.  Of course I could use the DX body with the DX lens and FX body with FX lens, but the high ISO performance of the D300 is sorely lacking.  I didn't realize just how bad it was until I tried taking some pictures at 1600 and 3200.  The D800 really spoiled me.  Now here is the deal.  Do I buy the 24-70 2.8 to pair with the D800 and use the D300 with 70-200 2.8?  This was my original plan, but after trying out the high ISO with the D300 tonight, I don't know if I can use the D300.  I know the D300 is usable especially in capable hands, but I would like better high ISO.  So that got me thinking...should I buy a D7100 which has good high ISO performance and pair it with the 17-55 2.8 and use the D800 with the 70-200?  Now I know I don't need 3 bodies and would rather have the 24-70 in the long run to go with the D800, but the D7100 is $1100 and the lens is $1900.  Please help!  Talk some sense into me please!

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