I am a new registered user on this forum but I am a long reader of it.
Would you please be so kind and help me with any comments to my dilemmas?
I have a D200 and 17-55 f/2.8 lens and sometimes I photograph some wedding events of friends (no money earned).
I am thinking to try to enter in this market (wedding photography) but first I would like to know how much money do I have to spend on equipment and what is the good one.
My thoughts are:
Buy a new/used FX body, D700 - or just wait until D800 will be released?
As per what I've seen in the NR blog, D800 will have same ISO performance as D700.
I am very interesting to have High performance ISO (6400) to be able to photograph in dim light at churches, reception and night.
No need to have video capabilities on digital photo camera.
Buy the followings:
16-35 f/4 VRII or 24mm f/1.4 ??
50mm f/1.4 G
135mm f/2 DC
70-200 f/2.8 VRII - I am not sure that this is quite useful...I would prefer to have something which more focal length...about 300mm.
SB800 + SB 900
There would not be a problem with the budget since the equipment will offer me the best quality.
Many thanks for your any feedback on this.