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Well, I've managed to keep it quiet for a long time.
I use a Minolta 7D.
Sigma 50-500
Minolta 50mm macro
Minolta 70-300
Minolta 18-35

I've been using a whimpy system for over a month but now I acquired the D2H from Patrick. I thought I really liked the Minolta but this D2H is a rush. Patrick let me borrow his 80 macro until my lenses come in. thanks Patrick.

By the end of the week I should have
Nikon 300mm f/2.8
Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8
TC-14E
Spare Battery
Looking for a good used 105 micro.

See you at the pond guys!
 
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Welcome to adulthood Greg! Today you are a man. :) :eek: ;)

Yer lenses look nice too - pretty long stuff too! Before you buy a macro, you might want to give the 70-200 a try with a Canon 500D close up attachment.
 
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Geeze Greg....
With a list like that I could just hear the $$ rushing out of your bill fold....lol
Well done, you will love the D2H it's a great body and your lens package will make it sing.
 
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Congrats on the D2H acqusition. Greg, I'd second the 70-200 with the 500D. Less money spent, less weight in the bag, and less number of times you have to switch lenses = clean CCD *LOL* I wrecked my back on Sunday out kayaking (one last strong push did it in :( ) but if I can manage to crawl out today, I'm heading over to a local park with a beautiful greenhouse and show you what I can do with and without the 500D and a tripod. I've only done handheld quick tests so far but what I've seen, yes, I highly suggest it.
As far as the TC14E, you'll love it - it's so crystal clear it's like not having another piece(s) of glass on at all. Love mine.
Another lens I'd recommend for your kit is the Nikkor 17-55, another very razor sharp lens, for your wide angles and general carrying around.
Hope this helps you (spend your money! *LOL*), Cheers, Sandi
 
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Greg,

First, congrat's on the new stuff. I promise that you will be thrilled. Second, let me add my voice to the chorus on the 500D. Costs $139 at B&H, and does a pretty fair job on the close-ups. It has a very shallow DOF, which can be good, but to get a great deal of the shot in focus, you have to go to something like f8 to f16.

You are welcome to try mine if you'd like.
 
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Greg,
Congrats!!!! As Patrick's wife, I know you are getting a great camera.....he takes EXCELLENT care of his equipment. I hope you enjoy it as much as he did....just don't start eyeing his D2X anytime soon....I've got dibs on it when he decides to upgrade from it! :D
 
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Sorry Leigh, I new he was doing wrong and was just trying to help him out :twisted:....(uh huh, right). Seriously, any time you want to use it give me a call.
 
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TOLady said:
Congrats on the D2H acqusition. Greg, I'd second the 70-200 with the 500D. Less money spent, less weight in the bag, and less number of times you have to switch lenses = clean CCD *LOL* I wrecked my back on Sunday out kayaking (one last strong push did it in :( ) but if I can manage to crawl out today, I'm heading over to a local park with a beautiful greenhouse and show you what I can do with and without the 500D and a tripod. I've only done handheld quick tests so far but what I've seen, yes, I highly suggest it.
As far as the TC14E, you'll love it - it's so crystal clear it's like not having another piece(s) of glass on at all. Love mine.
Another lens I'd recommend for your kit is the Nikkor 17-55, another very razor sharp lens, for your wide angles and general carrying around.
Hope this helps you (spend your money! *LOL*), Cheers, Sandi
Ahem!! Yes, we're waiting on those 500d macros from a certain person! :wink:
Jarrell
 

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