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#1 smlobx

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:22 AM

I have decided to upgrade to the Nikon D500 and was wondering if any has heard of any Black Friday deals?
I'm probably going to pick up a lens or two but haven't decided on which ones yet.

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#2 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:00 AM

I haven’t heard of sanything yet, but I’d start looking at sites like B&H, Adorama, etc.. My local shop is selling at 15% off, and I suspect if you ordered through them, you would be tax exempt.

What general uses/focal ranges are you thinking off?
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 03:59 AM

You will love the D500.

 

Lenses really do depend on what you want to shoot :)

 

I have the new 80-400 and the new 200-500. For wildlife and sports they are both great but that 200-500 is a deal at the price.

 

I also have the 24-120 F4 which I find to be a fine wide to small tele without busting the wallet over an F2.8.

 

I have the original 70-200 2.8 which I purchased used and it has been good. I hear the new one is excellent with a price to match..... that one you need to get on sale.

 

I also have a used 500 F4 prime which is the birding lens (though the new 200-500 competes well with it)

 

I've been doing this a while so really not that bad. My thought on lenses (and it may differ from others) is to buy Full frame when possible so if you do decide to get a FX body (I have the D810) you do not have to repurchase any lenses. YMMV

 

Lots of great photogs here so you will have good advice to sort through :)

 

Good luck with whatever you get and looking forward to seeing your pics :)


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:10 AM

I definitely agree about buying lenses that are designed for full frame. You can use them on Fx bodies if you upgrade or rent. If you want an ultra wide for landscape, the Tokina 11-16/2.8 Dx is an affordable and good quality lens.

Others that would be good selections are: 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8. Nikkor, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina(?) have lenses in these ranges. I prefer Nikkor, but the others are good as well.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:00 AM

Canon man here.  

Good glass rules.  I'm still using a Sigma WA lens I bought 15 years ago for interiors.

But most of my glass is Canon 16-35/4, 24-105, 70-200/2.8, 100-400II. 

 

Been fishing around for an upgrade to the 6D.  Mine is approaching 100k actuations, 

and I'm looking for another FF alternative.  5d3 is good pricing, but half a pound heavier  :(

5Ds is very cool, but 50MP files?? and a grand more even in the used market  :wacko:


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:29 AM

Canon man here.  

Good glass rules.  I'm still using a Sigma WA lens I bought 15 years ago for interiors.

But most of my glass is Canon 16-35/4, 24-105, 70-200/2.8, 100-400II. 

 

Been fishing around for an upgrade to the 6D.  Mine is approaching 100k actuations, 

and I'm looking for another FF alternative.  5d3 is good pricing, but half a pound heavier  :(

5Ds is very cool, but 50MP files?? and a grand more even in the used market  :wacko:

Canon for me too. I love my 5D3 coupled with Zeiss 21mm ZE 2.8 but that combo is almost 4 lbs. Can't believe I used to backpack with an F1/20mm back in the day. I-phone works just fine now as I've become a gram weanie. The 5D is pretty much for road trips and family gatherings. BTW, I enjoy your kayaking pix!!


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:32 PM

https://www.bhphotov...amera_body.html

 

There ya go :)


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:42 PM

I've seen some folks on Nikonians talking about selling their D500's when they get their D850's so you might also shop around for good used ones.


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#9 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:59 PM

https://www.bhphotov...amera_body.html
 
There ya go :)

This looks like a good deal. My only concern would be the Watson battery. Earlier cameras and grips have had issues with non Nikon batteries. I don’t know if this is an ongoing issue, but Nikon batteries are not that expensive.
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:00 AM

Agreed on the battery. I was a little surprised by that. I use only Nikon batteries but I know some who have had success with others......


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