Which kit would YOU choose?

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  1. Live_free

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    I know this is extremely subjective but I'm just gonna throw it out there to get peoples opinions.

    Kit 1-
    Nikon D300s
    Nikon MB-D10
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II


    Kit 2 -
    Nikon D300s
    Nikon MB-D10
    SB-600
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

    Kit 3-
    Nikon D300s
    Nikon MB-D10
    SB-600
    16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
    Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Lens

    Or you can create your own kit. Only thing is it has to have Nikon 300s or up (in Nikons lines) camera and cost under 4.5k.
     
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    Not man enough for a D700?
     
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    Well if I get the D700 then I can't get the grip, flash, and lens I want. I will only be able to get one of them. If I get the D300s I can get everything. It's a matter of do I want one lens that is ok and an awesome body, or a great body and some awesome lenses.

    Also the only reason I am upgrading my body is because I need/want a water resistant body that I don't have to worry about. I have OCD to the extreme wth electronics and water.
     
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    The Glass matters most.
     
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    Given your criteria I'd go with Kit 1 because of the lens.

    However, if I had 4500 to spend on a new camera and I was looking to upgrade from my D90, I would move to FX and get a D700.. Then the 24-70 would make more sense (I have a 70-200 already though)
     
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    Well, to a point.

    A full frame camera like the D700, would be my "base", and I would build upon it.

    D700 $2,249... That would leave some room for some awesome glass.

    My Kit (screw your guidelines)

    D700 -$2,249
    Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8G ED- $1,635
    Nikon SB-600- $199
    Nikon MB-D10- $220

    $4,303
     
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    uh-huh.:thumbup:



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    The grip is nice but not that high of a priority IMO. Flash is important, but glass trumps all.

    The 24-70mm lens works better on an FX body.
     
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    :scratch: huh... Something to think about.. I though the D700 was 2699, which is what it is on Nikons site so I just ruled it out.
     
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    dont base your prices off of MSRP. you can get stuff cheaper at amazon, wulf camera or most any other trustable camera shop. If you want even cheaper, go with a not as trustable shop, but your milage will vary there :lmao:
     
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    Yup, I have to agree--if you want a good,solid kit that comes in at under $4,500, this would be a pretty good way to go.
     
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    That's quite a budget for primarily water resistance. Other than that, what are you missing with the D90 that you'll gain with an upgrade? Anyway, I'd consider the D700 (how much do you use video on the D90?), Sigma 50mm 1.4, Nikon 80-200. Not sure what that total is, but you are likely to be able to fit a grip and a SB-600. If you go with the D300s, not sure I'd go with the 16-85 -- slow and DX ('cause you're gonna go full frame at some point...it's inevitable...)
     

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