Sold off my D800, 24-70 & 70-200!!!

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  1. shadowlands

    shadowlands No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Why?
    Because I'm weird. I've always wanted to be more of a minimalist with my camera/gear.
    After years of having bad GAS, I decided to simply "get what I want/need".
    I now have a Nikon DF (so in love), 35mm 2D, 85mm 1.8F & 180mm 2.8D.
    Couldn't be happier. One day, I'll get a Z6, but only years from now when glass is affordable for me.


     
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    shadowlands No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This is how I roll now. I'm in love. DF35strap.jpg
     
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    Priming it up!

    At some point I'd really like to get the 85 f/1.8 and 200 f/2. I'd probably ditch the 70-200 at that point, but for now it's just a pipe dream. That 200 is $5000!!
     
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    I love the 85mm 1.8D! Had it years ago. Glad I found another clean one.
     
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    Did some research, and now I have severe GAS for the 105 f/1.4 :BangHead:
     
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    GAS is what got me in trouble in the first place. I use to love photography. Then I wanted the big boy stuff... so years ago I moved into the D800 for the build and FX, and resolution. Then I had to acquire the 24-70 & 70-200, etc... I was spending way too much on gear for someone who doesn't earn a living in photography. Took me years to figure this all out. Ha!
     
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    Well my goal is to make a living doing it haha, so I can justify the cost. Doesn't make it any easier on the wallet though!
     
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    I bought one of the 35mm F2D's with the oil issue. Just mailed that sucka back and ordered a cleaner one with the more modern serial number. Boom!
     
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    Just picked up a 50mm 1.8D for $64.00 total shipped with 6 mos warranty. Boom!
     
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    My replacement 35mm came in the other day. No oil issue. More current serial NikonDF.JPG number as well. It's mint!
     
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    Lovely setup! The DF is one of my favourites.
    Just keep in mind that you lose AF functionality on the FTZ adapter if you use AF-D lenses.
    So if you'll upgrade later, keep that in mind.
     
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    I am guilty. I sold my beloved DF and all of my AF glass. I bought a Z6 and Z 24-70 F4.
    My next lens will be the Z 85mm 1.8. I'm excited about the Z6. It's awesome.
     

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