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Old 25-11-2006, 19:37   #1 (permalink)
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Knobby, new boy !

Hi all, hope you'll be gentle on me, as a newbie ...
found this forum while surfing for nikon 17-55 2.8 reviews.
What do you think on me putting my nikon 24-120 vr and sigma 70-200 2.8 up for part ex towards a nikon 17-55 2.8 ?

dont use the long end much and am not too keen on the 24-120 as not quite wide enough ... and i love 2.8 glass

Any thoughts ?

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Old 25-11-2006, 20:22   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Knobby, new boy !

Hi Knobby &

Well when I shot with Nikon the 17-55 2.8 was never off my D2Hs........excellent lens imo.
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Old 25-11-2006, 21:31   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Knobby, new boy !

Thanks P-E
cheers for the opinion

Still a lot of money for one lens ... i need persuading me thinks


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Old 25-11-2006, 21:54   #4 (permalink)
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Yes it s a lot of money to invest in any one lens.........so give it plenty of thought
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Old 25-11-2006, 21:58   #5 (permalink)
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.....and a welcome to Pixalo
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Old 26-11-2006, 10:40   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Knobby, new boy !

Hi Gaz & welcome to Pixalo. I actually bought P-E's 17-55 f/2.8, plus his Sigma 70-200 f/2.8.

Your may find this test I did of interest :- http://www.pixalo.com/community/phot...lens-6647.html
To get a zoom lens that get this close to a prime shows how imprsssive the optics are on this lens. If 17-55 is the range you are going use most & you want ultimate quailty in your shots, then you've just talked yourself into buying one
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Old 26-11-2006, 13:54   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Knobby, new boy !

Thanks Dave, think i know what has to be done ... just need to convince the wife now !

OK, 350 ish for the siggy, 200 ish for the Nikon maybe 60 -70 ish for the siggy 2 x converter ...280 short ............ mmmmmmm isn't it Christmas soon?

Off to that online auction site me thinks

Thanks again for the help decision making
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Hi Knobby........ welcome to the site

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Hi Gaz, good to have you at Pixalo.

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Re: Knobby, new boy !

Thanks for all the welcome messages,
i feel a bit lost at the moment, all my lenses are wrapped up ready to go !
Lets see if i get enough for the 17-55 ???

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Old 01-12-2006, 23:12   #13 (permalink)
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Well, its getting closer now, been looking at B and H in the states as the dollar is so weak at the mo. Anyone have a clue what sort of duty / vat I could end up paying on a 700 lens?

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Old 07-12-2006, 21:57   #14 (permalink)
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Re: Knobby, new boy !

Blimey, I've done it ....
arrived today and i love it

Thanks for help convincing me !
hope this isn't too big and gets me in trouble


Merry Christmas everyone
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Congrats on the new lens ........very nice piece of glass
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:10   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks P-E
couldn't understand how a lens costs 1000 ... now i've used and held it i can


Merry christmas everyone :-)
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