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Old 01-12-2005, 19:09   #1 (permalink)
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New Equipment Purchase

Had a really fun meeting with the money-people today with regard to the new equipment purchase for the three Armed Forces Phot sections.

Good news is we get to carry on with the D2x (not now buying D2H as the half-frame option effectively does the same job).
Not now buying 80-400 VR lenses coz they're crap, despite Nikon trying to push them on us.

Here's the preferred lineup:

Nikkor AF 14mm f/2.8
http://www.europe-nikon.com/details.aspx?countryId=20&languageId=22&prodId=248 &catId=116


or...

Nikkor AFS DX 12-24 f/4G
http://www.europe-nikon.com/details.aspx?countryId=20&languageId=22&prodId=400 &catId=117



Nikkor AFS 17-35 f/2.8 (already issued)
http://www.europe-nikon.com/details.aspx?countryId=20&languageId=22&prodId=233 &catId=117



Nikkor AFS 28-70 f/2.8
http://www.europe-nikon.com/details.aspx?countryId=20&languageId=22&prodId=274 &catId=119



Nikkor AFS VR 70-200 f/2.8G
http://www.europe-nikon.com/details.aspx?countryId=20&languageId=22&catId=121& prodId=275



Nikkor AF-S VR 300 f/2.8
http://www.europe-nikon.com/details.aspx?countryId=20&languageId=22&prodId=946 &catId=125



Nikkor AF-S 600 f/4
http://www.europe-nikon.com/details.aspx?countryId=20&languageId=22&catId=125& prodId=283


As well as the SB800, a Flashtrax 80Gb image tank, 4GB cards - 4 per camera, satellite transmission kit (BGAN) and the new HP (not Dell) laptops...
Should be done by March '06.
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Old 01-12-2005, 19:16   #2 (permalink)
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Some wonderful toys there but it would take more than that to get me anywhere near Iraq
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Old 01-12-2005, 19:18   #3 (permalink)
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Wait til you see the piccies - it's all worth it.
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Sounds like a nice little kit list. Looking forward to the pics, mate.
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Nice!

So thats where Nikon's entire production of 70-200s are going.
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Old 01-12-2005, 20:24   #7 (permalink)
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Where do you want me to send my 1033??

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Old 01-12-2005, 20:31   #8 (permalink)
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Would it be fair to say you are lucky enough to have a job which is your main hobby ? If yes, then you lucky lucky lucky ....although I too wouldn't go anywhere near the countries you visit
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he doesnt wear the camo gear cos hes a wannabeee soldier boy, he is actually a soldier first photog second ! just have to read some of his posts and look at his gallery
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But, but, it's Nikon
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Do you get to take that lot home with you, Arkady? Not fair

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Yes but very expensive (dare I say it) Nikon..






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Old 02-12-2005, 09:10   #13 (permalink)
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he doesnt wear the camo gear cos hes a wannabeee soldier boy, he is actually a soldier first photog second ! just have to read some of his posts and look at his gallery
Ah well full respect to you then Rob
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But, but, it's Nikon
Rather Nikon than NoCan
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he doesnt wear the camo gear cos hes a wannabeee soldier boy, he is actually a soldier first photog second ! just have to read some of his posts and look at his gallery
Some stunning images there Rob, bring out the seriousness of the place.
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some of his shots have been published!

thats a great line up of gear, nice...
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Nice gear and some great shots. I especially like the US woman in Fatigues.... what posesses these people ?
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This trip I intend to document the wierdness of the International Zone in Baghdad as well as doing 'proper' work.
It's like Carnivale meets the Simpsons and Futurama all rolled into one.
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It's like Carnivale meets the Simpsons and Futurama all rolled into one.
Looking forward to the shots.
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This trip I intend to document the wierdness of the International Zone in Baghdad as well as doing 'proper' work.
It's like Carnivale meets the Simpsons and Futurama all rolled into one.
Did they open a Starbucks yet?
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No but McDonalds have already signed a lease
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We have Burger King at the PX Compound, Maccy-D at BIAP (Baghdad Airport) and a host of other fast-food reatilers. I'll be up at the big compound today working with the Royal Irish, so I'll do some holiday snaps.
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Keep your head down and stay safe
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Rob, did you get to play with the Nikkor AFS DX 12-24 f/4G ? Just wondering what you thought of it.
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Not yet, but it's on the shopping list - that or the 14mm Nikkor. They haven'y got back to me with the final list yet.
I'll keep everyone posted as soon as we get anything new through the doors.
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Hey with you carrying that 600mm about, be sure to put a union jack on top of your lid, lol

I wonder if they'll let me back in for an S type with you guys. Not that I would ever WANT to be in a conflict area, but I do miss it sometimes.
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