Should I get these lenses used? 70-200; 24-70; maybe a prime?

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  1. coastalconn

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    FWIW....

    I love my G2, Hopefully Ill use it more with Hawk season coming up.
    Testing Tamron 70-200 G2


     
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    I'm looking at the FL, and I think if I can book another gig or two I could be able to get it. I'm finding it listed for $2400. The more I read about it the more in love I fall.

    I think I need to test out the G2 and the FL and see what I think.
     
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    coastalconn Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    FYI if you are seeing the FL listed for $2400 new it is probably grey market..
     
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    Ebay from a well rated seller.
     
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    coastalconn Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yep Grey market then.. Nikon USA will not touch it. US version is $2796
     
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    I've heard something about this before.. can you elaborate?
     
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    What are Gray Market Products?
     
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    I had the 70-200 f/2.8 AF-S VR, and then later the 80-200/2.8 AF-S, and never used either at f/2.8 because the image quality is not that great at f/2.8, and there's very little DOF at f/2.8. I really want the 70-200 f/4 AF-S VR model, and not the f/2.8; personally, in this day of better high-ISO cameras, I think the f/2.8 70-200 zoom lens is mostly a hold-over from the days of ISO 100 to 200 color films.

    I think the f/4 lens would be a better investment, at around $700 Craigslist used, up to around $990-$1050 used brick and mortar for a USA-imported (not gray market) used model.

    I have bought 95% os my lenses used for the better part of four decades now; used is the way to go, IMHO.
     
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    Maybe for portraiture and stuff. But if you shoot sports or anything in low light (weddings) that stop of ISO performance makes a big difference.

    For me it’s the difference between 6400 and 12800 when shooting football under the lights. That’s still a significant difference in image quality.
     
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    Sure, but there are other factors as well. For example the price is double for 2.8 and also it weighs twice as the f/4 version. If you need to carry it all day, it's a significant difference too.
    But yeah, it ultimately ends up being decided by what you really need. If that 1-stop difference is that huge in your application, it's a great lens.
     
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    I'd go for the 70-200 for sure.
     
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    Has anyone shot with the FL?
     

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