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  1. #11
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    Re: New gear for 2019 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    Godox has a nifty little collapsible softbox I'm mulling over and it's only $45.

    I've not had a chance to work with any true parabolic modifiers, but I'd love to.
    That looks interesting. Considering it includes a Bowan's S mount bracket which is almost $20 by itself, it's not a bad price.


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    Re: New gear for 2019 ?

    Definitely plan on going full-frame. Already finished with my lenses, now all there is is the camera itself.
    Nikon D7200
    Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8
    Nikon 50mm AF-S f/1.8G
    Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
    Nikon 70-300mm AF-S f/4.5-5.6G
    Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD
    Nikon SB-700 Speedlight

  3. #13
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    Re: New gear for 2019 ?

    New gear for 2019 ?
    Originally Posted by Woodyg3
    Time to save some money and just go out and shoot with what I've got.



    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W View Post
    Same here. Robin and I accumulated a lot of gear in the last fourteen months or so since we were almost starting from scratch.

    Well that didn't last long, I fell off the wagon. Made it two days though.
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    D810; D7200; AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; Sigma 150-600mm C; AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
    Old non-AF; 105mm f/2.5; 28mm f/2.8
    Godox V860II

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    New gear for 2019 ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W View Post
    Originally Posted by Woodyg3
    Time to save some money and just go out and shoot with what I've got.






    Well that didn't last long, I fell off the wagon. Made it two days though.
    Uh oh. What did you get?
    Woody Green

    Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose

    D500, D7200, D7100, D70

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyg3 View Post
    Uh oh. What did you get?
    I wanted to get Robin a second camera for landscapes and portraits, so I got her a D7100 for Christmas. After using it a few days and some discussion we determined a full frame might be better for her. The local camera shop had a used D810 with a 538 shutter count. I returned the D7100, traded in three DX lenses, got the D810 and gave her my AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR. That left me needing a lens. They had a used Tamron 24-78 f/2.8 G2 lens that I thought would serve my needs so I picked that up. When I got home I noticed that the Tamron has a tiny scratch on the front element that I hadn't seen. They don't have any more used ones, so I'll return it this morning and get a new one.

    If you know anybody looking for a Belgian Browning Sweet 16 let me know, I have one for sale.

    D810; D7200; AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; Sigma 150-600mm C; AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
    Old non-AF; 105mm f/2.5; 28mm f/2.8
    Godox V860II

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W View Post
    I wanted to get Robin a second camera for landscapes and portraits, so I got her a D7100 for Christmas.
    I wondered how the D7100 was working out for her. The D810 is definitely a much better body than the D7100 so glad you returned it! Why not go with another 24-120mm f/4 lens instead of a 24-70mm f/2.8? I am loving my 24-120mm f/4 and haven't missed the option of shooting with an f/2.8 lens. The lens still focuses well enough in the low light situations I shoot. The extra reach is an added bonus for me. Now I don't have to change lenses so often. But...the lure of an f/2.8 is calling you, and it would prevent both of you from having duplicate lenses. Have fun with your new gear, Andy!
    Cindy
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  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    But...the lure of an f/2.8 is calling you, and it would prevent both of you from having duplicate lenses.
    I think it's a little bit of both.
    D810; D7200; AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; Sigma 150-600mm C; AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
    Old non-AF; 105mm f/2.5; 28mm f/2.8
    Godox V860II

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W View Post
    I think it's a little bit of both.
    I have a Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8. It lacks any type of OS/VR but yields sharper images than other copies of this same lens. Last summer as I was putting it away in my bag, it slipped and dropped about one-inch into my padded camera bag. Afterwards the AF wasn't working consistently although eventually it began working normally. Prior to that, I was already looking at options in case something happened to it. But the thing is I never found a suitable replacement. I didn't want the size and weight of either Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and really wasn't tempted by the Tamron or Sigma lenses that have vibration reduction.

    Eventually I started to take a more serious look at the images posted here from the Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR and decided to give that lens a try. After using it, I have no plans to move back to any 24-70mm f/2.8 lens because this one fulfills all my needs. And my Sigma works fine now although I've not gone back to it since buying this one. This Nikon zoom can focus in the low light situations I shoot although I don't shoot where it's REALLY dark. Had NO issues shooting hand held during my church's candlelight portion of our Christmas Eve service. And I fully expected for the lens to struggle with its AF. But it didn't.

    If I need to shoot in really dark situations, I'd either focus manually or switch to one of my f/1.8 primes. The size/weight of the Nikon 24-120mm is about the same as my Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8. The only difference there is my Sigma takes 82mm front filters while the Nikon takes 77mm (and I already had 77mm front filters from other lenses I own).

    But everyone has their own personal preferences to fulfill their wants/needs. Good luck with whatever you choose. And if you choose the Tamron, no doubt you will love it. I am looking forward to seeing pics taken with your new gear.
    Cindy
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    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  9. #19
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    Re: New gear for 2019 ?

    I was completely satisfied with the 24-120 but didn't want two identical lenses, so I wound up getting a new Tamron 24-70 G2. I'm sure there will be times that the extra focal length will be missed but hopefully the extra low light capabilities will make up for it.
    D810; D7200; AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; Sigma 150-600mm C; AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
    Old non-AF; 105mm f/2.5; 28mm f/2.8
    Godox V860II

  10. #20
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    Re: New gear for 2019 ?

    I must have gotten a bad one. Saturday morning I took a bunch of shots of a test chart with the camera on a tripod, VC off, remote shutter release and some of the results weren't good. I thought that I should try it in actual use, so Saturday afternoon I drove around taking shots of various things. The results weren't very good at many different settings; my 24-120 f4 vr is much better.
    D810; D7200; AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; Sigma 150-600mm C; AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
    Old non-AF; 105mm f/2.5; 28mm f/2.8
    Godox V860II





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