is there a more cost effective way

13 years 9 months ago #3572 by romanrivers
I’m on a 5K budget. I’ve been shooting a D50 for about one year now so I can get an idea of which route to take when I decide to get a better camera and do bigger things! I’m fixed on the D300. I’m leaning towards a Nikon 24-70 f2.8 and a 80-200 f2.8. My question is this; is there a more cost effective way to get both lenses in another brand that is good quality?


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13 years 6 months ago #16382 by Scotty

romanrivers wrote: I’m on a 5K budget. I’ve been shooting a D50 for about one year now so I can get an idea of which route to take when I decide to get a better camera and do bigger things! I’m fixed on the D300. I’m leaning towards a Nikon 24-70 f2.8 and a 80-200 f2.8. My question is this; is there a more cost effective way to get both lenses in another brand that is good quality?


Go Canon.

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13 years 6 months ago #16406 by Joves
For the lenses and body try KEH, they may have better prices on them.


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13 years 6 months ago #16559 by Stealthy Ninja

Scotty wrote:

romanrivers wrote: I’m on a 5K budget. I’ve been shooting a D50 for about one year now so I can get an idea of which route to take when I decide to get a better camera and do bigger things! I’m fixed on the D300. I’m leaning towards a Nikon 24-70 f2.8 and a 80-200 f2.8. My question is this; is there a more cost effective way to get both lenses in another brand that is good quality?


Go Canon.


LOL yeh,

Sigma make a 24-70 2.8 and a 70-200 2.8 too, that should be cheaper.
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13 years 5 months ago #24479 by Yasko

Stealthy Ninja wrote:

Scotty wrote:

romanrivers wrote: I’m on a 5K budget. I’ve been shooting a D50 for about one year now so I can get an idea of which route to take when I decide to get a better camera and do bigger things! I’m fixed on the D300. I’m leaning towards a Nikon 24-70 f2.8 and a 80-200 f2.8. My question is this; is there a more cost effective way to get both lenses in another brand that is good quality?


Go Canon.


LOL yeh,

Sigma make a 24-70 2.8 and a 70-200 2.8 too, that should be cheaper.


I second that idea. I used the Sigma 24-70 f2.8 (DG macro version) for several years before getting the canon version. Image quality is practically identical on both lenses from f4.0 up which is pretty impressive considering the Canon is an L lens. I'd stick with the 80-200 from Nikon though. Just a tad more expensive, but will probably focus faster and have better image quality than Sigma's 70-200


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