Good that makes more sense to me. I have leaarned so much over the past few days because of this thread. I was just looking through the FM classifieds at some lenses that are $3k! I'll never have one but I still wondered if a lens like that would really be worth it?
Also, something that is confusing me. I found a few people on different sites wanting to trade a 50mm f1.4 prime that had for a f1.8 prime. I'm assuming then that just because a lens may be faster it's not always better for all situations. Just ours really (meaning that a f1.4 prime will always be better for macro shots in our tanks)
They more than likely just didn't need the f/1.4 speed. Some people are perfectly content with f/1.8 being the fastest aperture available, and would rather have the $$ difference in their pockets. If you need f/1.4, then you need f/1.4, no way around it...otherwise most people are fine with f/1.8
And yes, I have several lenses that are that expensive, and I too routinely buy lenses on FM. It most definitely is worth it if you're looking for the best image quality possible, and especially so if you're using it for professional use.
Also, f/1.4 does not make it good for macro shots. In fact, there's no macro lens that I know of that goes to f/1.4, most only go to f/2.8...
If you need it, then yeah, a $3k lens is worth it. But the average hobbyist, no. One of the Nikon standards though is the 70-200mm f/2.8. It's a $2400 lens and if you can afford it, it's a great lens to have. You can find them used routinely for about $1500. That's alot but it's a GREAT lens. Someday when I'm out of school I own one. For now though, I'll make do with my $400 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6.
Actually, the new 70-200 2.8 VRII goes for around $1950 to $2,300 used. Brand news it's a $2400 lens like you said. The older 70 -200 2.8 VRI goes for $1500 used, but its the older first generation model, and it doesn't do so well on FX (extreme vignetting)...
I'll join. D7000 here with Tamron 18-270 lens.
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Hey can anyone recommend a relatively inexpensive wireless flash that can also be attached to the camera if needed.
I would also recommend the Nikon SB-600...