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Old Mar 11, 2004, 1:48 PM   #11
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If I had $2500, I'd buy whatever the top of the line professional DSLR is, and some great lenses for it.
At $2500, you wouldn't even dent the cost of the body of the top of the line professional DSLR, much less a great lens for it.
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 1:51 PM   #12
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lol true....
if you got a Canon EOS Rebel TI (film) you could get more lenses for it and a ton of film and maybe a film scanner.....don't know if those are any good though(film scanners?)
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 4:26 PM   #13
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$2500...I'd buy enough for a home studio. Nothing fancy, a couple of flashes & umbrellas, an infrared sync (is that what they're called?), so NO cords to trip over. A couple nice muslin backdrops. Oh, of course and a new portrait, prime lens!

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Old Mar 11, 2004, 5:20 PM   #14
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If I were in your shoes... The Nikon D-70, And have some left for accessories, In the case of The Nikon vs the Canon, one thing slaps me in the face, "Falsh Sync-Speed "Nikon 1/500th and Canon 1/200th This is the Same Speed as the Nikon D2H!!!! If you are planning any Indoor action shots this is A MUST!!! Good Luck...
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 5:45 PM   #15
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Let's see, all prices from B&H's website:

1. Sekonic L-558C - $639
2. Nikon 17-35 f/2.8 AF-S - $1400 after rebate
3. B+W 77mm UV filter - $45.40
4. B+W 82mm Kaesemann CP filter - $205
5. Tiffen 77-82mm step-up ring - $30
6. Nice dinner for my fiancée and I at "The View" restaurant atop the Marriott Marquis in NYC - whatever $ is left (~$180)

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Old Mar 11, 2004, 6:04 PM   #16
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Step 1 pick up a 40x 1GB CF card.

Step 2 pick up the 8700 at a store with a generous return policy.

Step 3 Do a weekend shoot (whatever you like to shoot).

Step 4 Do another weekend shoot (a little experience).

Step 5 Return the 8700 and Pick up a D70 + Kit lens (Should be available by then :roll: )

Step 7/8 Two more weekend shoots (with D70 this time).

Step 9 Evaluate the two cameras and decide the following if you want none, one or both of the cameras.

If one then pick up accessories for it (for the 8700 I would get the 0.75 and 1.25 adapters and a flash, For the D70 I would get the flash and a second lens).

Use remainder to take the person you ignored for four weeks of shooting out for a great mini vacation (don't forget your new camera).
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