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You wouldn't have metering with just the tele lens, so I'd say that neither is a great buy...
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An interesting find here :

http://www.zacuto.com/shootout


Make sure you click on episode 1 first and then on episode 2. On the main page, episode 2 comes by default so you will have to look lower for episode 1.
I just learned so much! (can't wait for episode 3)

Makes me want to get the D3s... that lowlight performance is amazing!

They refer to optimal ISO levels for digital cameras, does anyone know an easy way to figure it out? or happen to know what they are for the D80... lol, I guess I could just go shoot a bunch of test shots.
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Yeah, I've been watching that. Besides ISO, Nikons video is meh.
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Yeah, I've been watching that. Besides ISO, Nikons video is meh.
Quit saying that.
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Yeah, I've been watching that. Besides ISO, Nikons video is meh.
Yeah I liked the skin tones better in the nikon, but in terms of overall quality the canon cameras were much better. I'm hoping by the time I want to(practically speaking, I would always love to upgrade) upgrade from my D80 they will have figured out a bunch of the video stuff and released the D4(s).
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Quit saying that.
No, it's meh.
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Alright, I swear this will be the last post I'll make before pulling the trigger...

My parents said they would be willing to spend the money they usually spend on birthday gifts to help me purchase an SLR. Depending on how much I decide I want them to help me out with, I'm left between either buying a better body or just getting a cheaper setup with lower outlay from myself... I looked and I should be able to afford a refurb D3000 or a used D80 if I decide to go for the "better" body route. Having held both, I must say I'm more tempted to go for the D80 ergonomically.

I'm also thinking that to save some cash initially, I will probably ask my dad if I can have his old Sigma 70-200 f/3.8 (strange aperture, I know), which doesn't always meter properly with his D50 (it sometimes reads the wrong aperture or just overexposes). It's one of Sigma's original F-mount AF lenses (my dad bought with his N2020 when that just came out), so I'm thinking the camera might not necessarily like the lens. The three bodies I'm thinking at this point are a D50, a D70s, or a D80. Do you think the latter bodies would have a higher chance of working with the lens, or should I just pass on it?
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If it doesn't work properly with the D50, then it most likely won't work for any of the newer bodies.


Anyways...

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1004/10...nicagaf100.asp


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Panasonic has announced the first professional camcorder with a Micro Four Thirds sensor. Capable of recording full 1080p HD videos at various frame rates, the AG-AF100 is compatible with the company's line up of Lumix G lenses, filters, and adapters. Building on the success of the DMC-GH1 camera with videographers, the company says this higher-end model is 'targeted at the video and film production communities.'



That better be a really rough mock-up. It looks like a toy.
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Real lens, fake body. Can't not be shooped.
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I think you've answered your own questions here. Birding would be difficult with out manual focus. You would essentially need to pre-focus for a certain spot, because birds NEVER sit still for than a second it seems. And with your 2xTC, I'm not sure if the lens will even meter on your D60.

And if the 55/1.2 is in such a poor state, why buy it? If it's a local buy, then I would see it in person at least before considering it.
Looks like I won't get the 300mm then. I'm considering getting it because I reckon I can get it for about double the price of a 50mm 1.8 and 2/3s of the price of a 50mm 1.4 AF-D. At this price range, I can deal with having to manual everything and I'm getting some good practise in with my 55mm 3.5.

The photos of the lenses themselves are here:



http://www.flickr.com/photos/7719229@N03/4455719995/
    
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