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The wider one will have greater depth of field.

You can see how with this link. The guy says otherwise, but just look at the differences in the photos (mainly the tower)
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/dof2.shtml
His 28mm picture is OOF I think D:

By looking at the pic it seems that you get more perceived depth of field with a wide angle at the same photo size. I'll try to buy the 55-200mm VR off eBay for $50 and do some testing myself . If its higher than that I'll ignore it and keep saving for something fast.
    
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The 55-200 is slow, but faster at 55mm than the 18-55mm. That lens is worth $150-200 new, so be careful with any auctions you see it having it for $50.
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The 55-200 is slow, but faster at 55mm than the 18-55mm. That lens is worth $150-200 new, so be careful with any auctions you see it having it for $50.
Hm... I'll restart my internal debate about quality vs convenience then.
    
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It's a lens you should get if you can. Feels great on both of my bodies, and is very sharp at f/8.

It's nothing special, but it will do it's job just fine and can save you some money until you jump on a better lens.
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It's a lens you should get if you can. Feels great on both of my bodies, and is very sharp at f/8.

It's nothing special, but it will do it's job just fine and can save you some money until you jump on a better lens.
I agree with you . With the current plan I won't have a VR lens for a very long time so it might be nice to test out VR.
    
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What's the reason for the 1D?

And a $6,500 camera better feel good, no matter the maker.

Why no D3X?
I'm gonna try and go super long next spring for migrating birds (small).
I'm thinking seriously about the Canon 800mm f/5.6 for that.
I'm also boycotting the Nikon D3X for adding a 24mp sensor in a D3 body and doubling the price.
I also plan to look at the 1DMKIII to see if all the mp make a difference for what I'm doing. If I can fill the frame with the 800, then mp's won't be as important.

5DMKII is going back this week.
Sorry GT. I'll make sure I'm keeping my next purchase before you go to the trouble of sigging me.

BTW, I bought am ML-3 infrared release and I'll be keeping that.
    
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Talk to Mao at Pixel-shooter.com He has an 800.
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Talk to Mao at Pixel-shooter.com He has an 800.
I actually have an acquaintance here in the Chicago metro area that has an 800 as well. I've already taken several shots with it and I like what I see. Optically, it just doesn't have the "pop" or 3D character that the long Nikon primes have. I find my self cranking up saturation in PP which I never have to do with Nikon glass. I don't know what the reason for this is, maybe the magic nano foo foo particles really do something other than raise the price.

Maybe I'll get lucky and find a used Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 by the time I'm ready.
    
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Took this one a few days ago from our window

20sec shutter speed

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I actually have an acquaintance here in the Chicago metro area that has an 800 as well. I've already taken several shots with it and I like what I see. Optically, it just doesn't have the "pop" or 3D character that the long Nikon primes have. I find my self cranking up saturation in PP which I never have to do with Nikon glass. I don't know what the reason for this is, maybe the magic nano foo foo particles really do something other than raise the price.

Maybe I'll get lucky and find a used Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 by the time I'm ready.

I've never seen this pop you're talking about, so I'm a little confused where you see it.
Edited by Marin - 8/10/09 at 10:59am
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