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Hmm...

I like the 18-55mm, but it's a bit slow, and messy if you open up past 5.6. Being able to shoot at 2.8 without worrying about my edges or CA creeping in would be nice. Plus the 18-55mm while a good lens in it's own right, feels dinky on my D300 and D1H. I've seen the 17-55 for $800, and if I sell my D60 kit, then I'm looking at $400 out of pocket which I can do right now.

I've got my head around it now. I feel like I'm ready for a good zoom now with my prime collection built up
Alot of people complain about carrying around "substantial" lenses. I love it, hence the 400 f/2.8, 24-70 2.8, you get the idea. But go for it Foxie. I'm in the process of getting ready to ditch all my DX lenses. Some are going to my daughter, others will come up for sale soon. I don't own a 17-55 though. $800 is a pretty decent price if the lens is good. If you can, check it out first or get some return agreement just in case.

I know the feeling well. Once it's in your head....
The pics on the cafe' look pretty awesome.
But for that kind of money, it would nice to have something you could use on FX once you get there, something like the 17-35 2.8.
If it's in good shape go for it.
    
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I hadn't thought about the 17-35... That might work better since I'm taking another film course next quarter and could use something faster than my 24-120mm which is very meh across the board.
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I hadn't thought about the 17-35... That might work better since I'm taking another film course next quarter and could use something faster than my 24-120mm which is very meh across the board.
Yeh, I'd loose the 24-120. But I had a brain fart and forgot you had a new D300s. I'd say go for the 17-55. If you're in a rough neighborhood, you can use it as self defense. But the 17-55/D300s would be sa_weet.

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Why do you have an AMD moniker with a 920 in your box?
Edited by nuclearjock - 12/8/09 at 7:57pm
    
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Pfff... zoom lens...

You know you want this:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._f_1_4_EX.html
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Yeah, you can't seem to get enough of the nifty fifty, can you Moots?

My take on it: If you like the focal range and just need the few extra stops, I'd say that's good enough reason to buy it.
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Pfff... zoom lens...

You know you want this:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._f_1_4_EX.html
1. This is a fine Nikkor zoom lens. Pffft is thusly negated.
2. Yea he could buy 2 or 3 of the siggy's and maybe eventually come up with a decent copy. Front/back focus is a plague with this lens. Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 afs G will do it the first time. Bokeh is almost as good as the siggy.
    
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I already feel dirty for owning the 30mm f/1.4 siggy. I don't think I could get another one. What if it rebels against my Nikkors?
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Then throw the Nikkor lenses out.
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I finally won an ebay auction for a good Maxxum 50mm f1.7. $70. Can't wait to get it. Wish I could afford the types of lenses you guys have.
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