Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Girth, Jun 27, 2008.
Buying it used from my wife's uncle.
thats a cute little pouch
That looks like a beast.
The infamous beast! I wish I could afford it. I settled for the 35-70 2.8 and its tack sharp, but no af-s I have held and shot that lens and loved every bit of it...what you gonna do with your tamron? Sell it to fund this purchase?
the 24-70 2.8L is a tits piece of glass ... its probably on my camera the most. good purchase!
how much did you get it for?
I'm selling my Sigma 18-200 OS and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 to fund the purchase. I also have a friend who owes me money for the 18-135mm kit lens I sold him from my D80. All in all (if everything goes well), this lens should cost me $150 out of pocket. Not a bad deal IMO.
giving him $1000
but since he's family, I have the lens until I sell my Sigmas... then I pay him when I have the money.
He also has a F100 and a flash he wants to sell me. I'd love to learn more about film photography, but I told him to hang on to it until I'm ready.
Nice. So, have you put it to use yet? That thing looks monstrous!
On a side note...
I'm debating whether I want to trade my 24-105 F4 IS for a 24-70 2.8
What to do
I've seen used ones on Nikon Cafe and other photog forums going for $1100+
Haven't used it yet because the lighting inside our house SUCKS. I'm going to wait until this weekend and take some pictures of (what else...) my son w/ it to compare to the 70-200 and the good ol' 50mm
It looks like a huge lens, but after holding a 70-200, this thing feels like a lightweight... which it isn't by any means.
2.8 > 4.0
Go for the 24-70. I want that lens pretty bad. Almost more than a 300 2.8
oh, and it came w/ a tiffen UV filter. Not a bad deal.
Turn up the ISO.
Image Stabilization + 35mm focal length sometimes makes up for it. Until I shot at an indoor ice rink(even with high ISO), F4 is so fail.
It does make sense, cause I have a 70-200F4 also. But I didn't really plan on keeping it until I saw how sharp it was.
300 2.8 sounds
thinking about selling my 18-200 vr for one of these.
would be a great upgrade since you just got a wide lens to cover to loss of the 18mm.
I'd be in good shape if I did that. I'd have
then I'd want to upgrade the sigma to the 12-24
who needs to shoot between 70-80 anyways
If I really had the money right now... I'd buy the trifecta: Nikon 12-24mm, Nikon 24-70mm, and I already have the 70-200mm. Keep the 50mm and sell the 10-20.
Then I'd go jerk off in the bathroom and go to sleep.
Don't know anything about Nikon but that looks sessy.
its called 'the beast' for a reason.