Long time reader, first time posting. Let me just get this out of the way first....... I was a Canon shooter....*waits for booing to stop*
Canon have just been letting their customers down for too long so I'm making the switch to Nikon! The main reasons are for the better quality lenses and the CLS system which is awesome!
Now, I'm pretty much selling all of my gear and starting fresh. For the body I've chosen the D7000, because it's amazing. I will be upgrading to the D700 replacement when it arrives. I'm looking at purchasing 3 lenses to start my kit. I'm keen on the 14-24mm 2.8 as the tests I've seen indicate it's an amazingly sharp piece of glass. For the telephoto I was thinking about the Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 HSM II, the one without OS. And for my standard zoom the sigma 24-70mm 2.8 HSM version. Keeping in mind that I will be upgrading to a FF camera in the near future all the lenses would have to be FX.
I'm pretty lost in terms of the Nikon lettering system so my worry is I may have missed some quality Nikon items in my searching.
My budget is around the 5,000 mark and I shoot a wide range of events including outdoor/indoor sports, portraits and some landscape work. I'm not expecting to have the best lens for every job, but I'm trying to get the best range and quality that my budget will allow ( like everyone else )
Your thoughts and recommendations would be greatly appreciated in helping me make the jump.
Any recommendations would be really appreciated.