Hello, i am new to this site and thought i would stop by here to hear some of your knowledge and experiences in better making my decision to buying the right camera gears.
To start of, I am a photo enthusiastic and my budget is $4000. The two cameras that i am gearing toward is d7000 and d700. I do not like used equipment, i prefer brand new in camera and lenses. The lens that i like are 85mm 1.4g and 18-200mm vr2, both from nikon.
To me the most important thing is not the camera. It's the image that is important. I like image with VERY SHARP image, excellent bokeh, the best bokeh ever, the CREAMIEST and SILKIEST bokeh. period. i like to shoot in dim light, dont care about sports. i have a d3000 and never have i ever go beyond 1fps. I only used burst mode once. beside shooting in low light i also like to shoot flowers, people, macro and scenery. It is nice for me to have two lenses along with my brand new camera. having only 85mm 1.4g alone is nice but having an additional lens (18-200) is better. I go camping every summer, the 18-200 is versatile for travel.
I can only afford one or the other, the d700 with both lenses or d700 with only one lens? what do you think is the best decision for me? which camera do you think that fit my needs? or should i just wait for the replacement of d700 instead? i don't mind spending 3500 on a camera (if the new d700 cost that much)then i would not be able to afford any lenses at all! i would have to wait 6 months to buy lenses for my d700s,x or 800 whatever its called. You are welcome to recommend other lens that fit my budget and needs. But remember i like lens that will give me SILKY bokeh and SUPER SHARP image, i don't mind spending $1700 on one lens.
The two lenses I listed are based on what i read online from reviewers, and photographers. I have never touched or used any of the two lenses. i would like to purchase in the spring time. If you think other lenses are better and more suitable please let me know. Thank you