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Old May 17, 2011, 1:08 PM   #1
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Default I upgraded to Nikon D7000 with Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4 DC Macro OS

But I will still use the FZ40/45 as a second system.

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Old May 17, 2011, 2:17 PM   #2
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Wow Stefan, that is quite an upgrade. That lens should work well for your macro shots.

Good luck with the new camera.

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Congratulations Stefan, just did a quick scan of a review and it's a well fitted out camera.
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Old May 17, 2011, 5:16 PM   #4
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Congradulations on the new outfit. I also looked at that same lense yesterday for K-x . But I have not learned what I could do with the lenses I have. The Sigma lense is not that much faster than what I already have. Best of luck I don't think if you were using your FZ-40/45 in manual mode it will be that much different to operate.
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Nice move!

I also want to upgrade, but am challenged with getting an affordable long lens for my wildlife needs. Been looking at Canon 60D but the 400mm+ lenses cost a fortune!
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Congrats. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts in the Nikon section.
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Good luck with the new gear.

I think it might be very lonely on the Nikon forum, I have noticed every time I have been on Steve's that there are always most viewers on the Panasonic/Leica page.

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Old May 18, 2011, 4:36 PM   #8
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Thanks to all of you for your kind and warm words and all of your good wishes.

Today I have made my first close up shots with my new D7000 and the Sigma 17-70, but I learned, that I will need a 1:1 macro.

#1: Cantharis obscura

#2 and #3: Chelostoma florisomne

I tend to the Tokina ATX 2.8/100 Pro and maybe the Tamron AF 70-300mm 4-5.6 DI SP VC USD later on.

But the performance and IQ of the D7000 is really amazing ;-)

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Great first shots with the new gear Stefan

Can you fit the LC55 on the news lens??
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Great first shots with the new gear Stefan

Can you fit the LC55 on the news lens??
Square one,

thanks a lot for your kind and motivating words.

Unfortunately I can't fit the LC55 onto the new lens, because the front lens of the Sigma 17-70mm has a diameter of 72mm.

I don't know, if a Achromate will work with the Sigma and will give me an advantage.
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