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TomaBa

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Hello all!

I have two bodies (D5100 and D3300), usually using two lenses - 18-135 kit and 10-20/4.5-5.6. Usually I am taking landscape photos and some architecture... To be honest, I become too lazy to walk around with two cameras in my backpack. Now, I am considering to buy D800 full frame camera, but I am still searching for the lens which can nearly replace the lenses I am using now... Any ideas? My idea was to spent up to €750/800 to the second-hand lens...

 

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toma



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do not switch to full frame unless you have 2 or more full frame lens. if you use DX lens on full frame will lower megapixels. and make crop body. well going to be hard on that since full frame expansive. best bet is get used for good price. 24-70mm   i live in usa. may guy from one Scandinavian  region might be helpful in that. 

 

 

 

 

not sure if this site safe or right for pricing on 24-70mm can get 50mm for 200 in usa. not sure price for uk price. 

 

https://www.pricerun...-Compare-Prices



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It can’t be done with only one lens as the widest superzooms start @24 mm. To replace your 10-20 for architecture, you need something like the Tamron 15-30 as the Nikon 16-35 has distorsion that is difficult to correct in post. A 24-200 would be a good replacement for the 18-135.

Why not stay with DX? A D500 or D7500 will be close to a D800 in DR and work with both your lenses. You don’t need to lug around two bodies as you can change lenses as needed.



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I agree with Peter about the D500. They are becoming fairly inexpensive and offer an awful lot of bang for your bucks. The icing on the cake is the D500's nearly total compatibility with just about any F mount lenses you care to mount on it.

 

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in till he get more then 2 full frame lenses stay dx aka crop body



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So, the conclusion is - the better DX body and existing lenses are a better solution than completely full-frame setup (body and new lenses)? My idea was to go to FX only as it is, let's say, a normal upgrade for photographers...

 

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The D800 was top of the line in 2012. The 20 MP DX sensor in the current pro and prosumer bodies gives similar performance as the D800 did. The UWA you have doesn’t have a FX equivalent for architecture without going mirrorless as the 14-24 is big, heavy and expensive.

If you were considering going all out with a D850 and the full trinity, DX wouldn’t be in the running.