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  1. Nwcid

    Nwcid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have a Nikon D850 with Tamron 24-70 G2, sitting in a shopping cart.

    I am have the money, I want one, but I can't quite click the button.

    Are there any good reasons not to get this?


     
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    ac12 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Is there something better that you can use the money for?
    Maybe yes, maybe no.​
    How is your financial situation for your point in life?
    IOW, you may have the cash, but how is your retirement finances?​
    What is causing you to not "quite click the button?"
    Sometimes the sub-consious mind is trying to tell you something.
    Maybe your sub-consious mind is trying to tell you that you don't need to buy such an expensive camera.​

    Sometimes it is just your upbringing that makes it hard to spend a lot of money on a "luxury."
    When my OLD TV died, I had a hard time putting down the $$ to buy a new one. ​
     
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    Nwcid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Finances are good. 13% +4% match going into retirement. Just paid off mortgage this year.

    I am ready to move to a full frame camera. I looked at a D750, but other then full frame, doesn't seem like much of an upgrade from he D7100. This moves me into the D810, which is a great unit, but expensive and 4 years old. The D850 only about $550 more, is a new model and comes with 4K video and a focus system that can not be beat.

    I usually try and buy things that either hold, or increase in value. My wife, who has a degree in finance, has even said it was ok.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    I dunno....I look at the used D800 prices here...$875 to $900 for a 36-MP FX camera...that seems like a great value to me....that's the last body I bought, and I payed $798 for the D800 I bought, with 38,000 clicks on it back in November of 2017. To me, a formerly $3,699 camera for $798 is a good value.

    MY ISSUE with your idea is the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens....Ughhh...sooo big, sooo heavy, such a boring range for a zoom: NOT long enough at the top end, and costly, and a heavy weight for a walk-around lens...

    I'm NOT a fan of that lens specification for its size,weight,price,and its HUGE, obnoxious profile for a close-range lens...I think it's overly large for people work...I think this type of lens has become ridiculously over-sized.
     
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    Nwcid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use my 18-105 a lot with my current set up. While it is not my favorite lens, I have not found any amazing replacements that cover a similar range. I shoot a lot of stuff at the lower end, and a bit at the upper. If I am going to be shooting mostly above 70 mm, I switch to my 70-300 as I find I get much better images with it.

    The 24-70 and 70-200 seem to be the "go to" for FX cameras. I am fully open to suggestions.
     
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    Whenever I face a situation like this, I put everything on hold for a week and don't think about it. Then, in a week, I re-examine and if I haven't changed my mind, I go for it. About half the time, i decide not to pursue and don't regret it.

    Just my $0.02 worth.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    18-105 on DX has a wide range...24-70 on FX has a narrow range.
     
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    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Would your wife click the button for you? Y/N
     
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    Nwcid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Correct. Is there high quality glass that covers a similar range? I have enough comparable lenses to cover the rest of my ranges for now.
     
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    I use a Sigma 24-105 f4 Art on a D750 and am very happy with it. Because I shoot mostly nature/landscape I am really not interested in a 24-70 at all and wouldn't use f2.8 even if I had it. Much rather have extra zoom range at a constant f4 than a faster lens.
     
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    I have the 24-70 G2 and I while I like it on my D810, I agree that the zoom range isn’t very good. I find myself wishing for more on the long end ALL. THE. TIME.

    I’ve been thinking about trading it out for something like a 24-120 f/4 because I think it would be a lot more useable. The difference between 2.8 and f/4 is negligible on modern cameras.
     
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    Are you crazy???? DW and I have a quid pro quo arrangement on spending on things above the bills. "Unless", I get it in the door without her knowing ------ I don't feel bad about that because I've been noticing a few things that occasionally show up without her mentioning it either.:concern:
     
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