D200 Questions

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  1. cvjarrod

    cvjarrod TPF Noob!

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    D200 and 17-55 2.8 DX arrived within a hour of each other yesterday.

    Just finished reading the manual cover to cover. Do you think they could've made the print any smaller! I might have to upgrade to longer lenses in my eyes if they go any smaller.

    A couple of questions:

    What is the aperture "sweet spot" for the 17-55?

    Is the D200 light meter good enough to use without a separate light meter?

    Is it worth it to buy another SB800 for multiple strobe shots?

    I'll be shooting a lot of offshore fishing photos (50+ days a year) with the 17-55. How long would you think the 17-55 will last before the salt renders it useless? In the past, I would buy a cheaper lens for around $300-$400 and use it on my F4 until it was junk.
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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  3. Patrice

    Patrice No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's an expensive collection of gear to bring to such a harsh environment, but if that's what pays the bills then you do what you have to do. The equipment is a tool to an end and in a way is expendable.
     
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    I agree - if you're going to be out there regularly I'd invest in an underwater enclosure. Not cheap, but a lot cheaper than replacing the camera [or the lens] in 2 years.
     

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