Thanks for the pricing info, Walter! It looks like my choices are:Pricing are out. Well, not sure if they are final, but take a look at http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-8742-9085
14-24mm f/2.8G ED is $1799.95 and 24-70mm f/2.8G ED is $1699.95.
I was holding out for the release, was going to get a 17-55 f/2.8 DX and a 12-24 f/4 DX. Now I'm positive I will drop $1800 on this new 14-24mm, and eventually, the 24-70. :smile:
You're welcome. Nikon sure made lots of us having dilemmas, "problems" or "issues" figuring out what combo to get. Now you got me thinking, maybe to save some dough and get a used 17-35 instead? I need a better wide-zoom!Thanks for the pricing info, Walter! It looks like my choices are:
* D3 + 14-24 + 24-70 = $8.5K
Subtract $1.3K (for my used 17-55 + Tokina 12-24) for a grand total of $7.2K. Getting a used 17-35 instead of the 14-24 would save $800 or so...
* D300 = $1.8K
Big difference indeed!
it's not just high ISO performance but also color depth and dynamic range. it also has a new AF and metering system that is supposed to be far superior. and a bigger, brighter viewfinder, 3" live LCD, etc.I don't care about high ISO performance. At all. I don't do reportage or sports either.
I need to spend $6800 -which will be much more in Europe- to replace my D2X+17-55mm combo with a D3+24-70mm one.
Now, if i could find a decent reason why should I do this...
Yeah, Phil, I don't disagree with you, goodies are always welcome and I would be happier with a wider dynamic range and a live histogram of course...it's not just high ISO performance but also color depth and dynamic range. it also has a new AF and metering system that is supposed to be far superior. and a bigger, brighter viewfinder, 3" live LCD, etc.
WANT!(How much more BS will I write before I admit that I bloody want one?) :tongue:
We shall see if this new lens (Nano Crystal Coat and Super Integrated Coating) provide any better results/samples on sharpness and overall IQ. If it is indeed "better," then it will be a keeper.go for the 17-35, it is an amazing lens. it can be a wide angle zoom on the D3, while also be a walkaround normal lens on a DX camera. At f/4 and beyond, the MTF50 results of this lens is unrivaled.