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Unread January 10th, 2012, 05:25 PM
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2 months ago, I finally got fed up with my old camera, and its manufacturer after too many shots not taken, while in focus and ready, at an airshow. I had been mulling a switch to canikon, but was unsure which one. Well, after several weeks of research, and financial shuffling, I bought this as my starter setup.

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A few more tweaks and I'm finished with my perfect photographic set up.

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Nice. At least now I know how huge that 300mm is next to the 70-200mm (I use the TC20E III with it). That huge lens is next on my list. BTW, Nikon FTW!
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Unread January 11th, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Is that a fixed focal length Pepsi or a zoom?
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It's a Pepsi f/4, got it used.
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That's a crazy setup! Very nice.

What did you have before?
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I had Minolta/Sony. Still do, the A77 sounds tempting, but I'm waiting to see what Nikon does later this year. I have a whole bunch of glass for that system, nothing like I have for the Nikon though.
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Yeah, the A77 is impressive. And if I had glass for any particular brand/mount, you can bet I'd want to stick with it. I went to Canon a few years back and have acquired a lot of stuff that I'd hate to not be able to use. So I'm impressed by your "starter" setup! I've just purchased a 70-300mm for airshows and was very disappointed to find there is no airshow this year to try it out on! I wish they were a more regular occurence down here in the land of Oz.
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Trust me, I wanted to stick it out with Sony but, the new cameras just didn't do it for me. Also, their focus seems to be in a direction not compatible with my needs. I wasn't too heavily invested in that system anyways, a lot of 3rd party glass. That's why I went "all in" on Nikon, and darned glad I did. The full frame, plus new glass is giving me the shots I want.
I'm just dying to get to an airshow with this setup. I just hope I'm not as crappy as my Sony made me think I was. Honestly, my DNA has never mixed well with ANY Sony product I have ever had. I can't explain it, I had luck with their Aiwa brand. If it had Sony on it though, it would just crumble. I'm surprised my a700 lasted as long as it did for me.
I think I hurt my brain deciding whether to get canon, or Nikon. Canon has a LOT of nice glass, the 5DII looks awesome too, but I do a lot of low light shooting too, and that's why I went Nikon. It doesn't hurt that 2 of my close friends are Nikon pros with libraries of glass!

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I know exactly what you mean! Once upon a time, 3grand was an expensive lens and a friend of mine had that one (70-200 f2.8 L II). And he's let me borrow it on countless occasions. I don't know anyone in my circle with Nikon. That made my decision pretty easy in the end.

Very much looking forward to seeing some of your shots!
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holy cow, thats your "Starter" kit? I'd hate to see what you consider an advanced rig
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