3,000 - how I would go
5d mark II -1500.00 used - since you don't shoot sports AF is mute
17-40L - 650.00 used
70-200 f4L IS - 1000.00 used
Sure a hair over budget but will out perform those setups in IQ. Especially the d300's low resolution.
Or a 7d - CLP certified is 1050.00
10-20 sigma -...
Owning all of the above listed camera's I can honestly just add a few comparisons I've found.
The D7000 is great for DR. But I feel it isnt as responsive of a camera compared to both the 7d/60d. The AF on it just isn't as snappy no matter what lenses I'm using. Just seems to lag.
The 60d iq is...
Check out my Flickr at www.flickr.com/suicidnS13 and check out all my automotive work. All my lenses used are listed in the images tags and the exif info is there. Personally I use all primes and of varying FL's. but for standard cars.com photos I'd recommend a standard UWA for all the images. A...
Doesn't matter what you want to call it, the YN flashes don't sync faster than 1/250. That is detrimental even with studio strobes and I use Hyper Syncing to achieve higher shutter speeds while on location. He may want to just purchase an Sb-700 or a used sb-900.
So guys selling our last D7000 body. It is also just another backup body. It was purchased new in May 2012 and will include the purchase receipt for warranty purposes. The Nikon 85mm was also purchased new in May along with the camera. The Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 non VC is over a year old.