Originally Posted by il ciclista
Ive been reading rumors that it will be announced in march..if so I'll get a preorder. Oh, I also forgot to mention my wife wants the D7K so she can start doing baby portraits for all her friends and friends of friends (probably making more than I do lol) The way money goes in my house if I'm alloted for something and I don't buy it right away and wait then my wife might change her mind lol plus it's roughly 2400 new so that's not too bad and can easily be made back doing some photos throughout the year. 50mm on a crop is 75mm in Nikon world. I do like it but that's all I use it for. I don't do tons and tons of portraits (wish I had the clients but I'm too busy atm) So if I can only afford one lens to begin it needs to be an all around lens that can do portraits and not feel constrained indoors. I'm thinking just the 50mm 1.4
Nice first shot..have you tried cropping from the right? The colors are great on it. I'm assuming your subject is the one leaf popping up?
It should be in the first quarter of 2012. I wont be pre-ordering but my birthday is in March (maybe I will), I better start saving up! I just want this setup when I go FF:
If I had that set-up I would be complete.. Of course I would still acquire more gear and want more but for the most part that would be my holy trinity. If you wanna do portraits on FF though the best lens (absolutely hand down, nothing can compare) is the 85 1.2L. Put it this way: Longer focal lengths=better bokeh. Although my 24's bokeh is pretty pleasing. for us Canon users though 50 on a crop = a bit more than 85mm I think. But if I were you if you go FF try to try out the lenses before you buy them or at least the focal lengths cause trust me FF has some weird magic to make focal lengths more awesome (especially the 5D MK II).
Originally Posted by NOBD
Have you heard about Samyang? They offer a 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens for €289,– (don't know about dollar prices).
I bought one.. too bad they sent me the wrong mount
. So I am sending it in to be refunded as I realized with a 24L I'm fine without a fisheye. But it can be had for about $289 USD or less maybe.