Originally Posted by Rap Sizzle
For some reason, I get the feeling that most of the guys on here value camera bodies far more than the lenses. I can understand that most of the guys here are just starting out but you should know that it's the lens that really makes the difference. If you look around you'll see some amazing photos taken with the oldest of camera bodies. Shoot, my Rebel XT has pretty much been buried in my camera bag since I got my 40D but I took a couple of shots recently with my EF 50mm f/1.4 and was impressed by the sharpness and quality of the image it produced.
In short lenses > camera bodies. I'm a Canon user so I'm not sure how Nikon bodies are limited to certain lens mounts, but rather than considering to buy a new body, consider getting a better lens.
Right now, I'm considering to go all prime. I've got the 85L II and am hunting for a 35L and a 50L to complete my prime 'trinity.'
I agree. I got myself a 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor lens and a 18mm-200mm f/3.6-5.4 Sigma lens and I can see a huge difference the two when it comes to clarity and sharpness. I noticed that when shooting with my 18-200 on aperture priority it comes out a lot darker so I am forced to shoot with a higher ISO (which I hate because I normally shoot at 200 ISO only), I dont know if its just me but shooting with a high ISO creates a whole lot of noise
I currently have 3 different lenses the 2 that I already mentioned and the 18-55mm kit lens that came with my D40. I'm still pretty new at this (shooting for about 2 years now) I didn't really learn about f stops, iso's, exposures, and all that hoopatiebooblas of photography until about 6 months ago. I can honestly say that once I got some of the basics down...my pictures started coming out better (still not great...but better IMO) I still have a whole to learn. Well I've been thinking of either upgrading to D90 or a D200 or just buying more lenses...or just buying more lenses.
any suggestions? I want a 35mm f/1.8 or better. (at least a 1.
, a macro lens...i think it was 17-24mm wide angle with macro I have to look it up?
BTW any C&C from my previous post? thanks.