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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:55 pm 
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I have finally come to a conclusion (after several sleepless nights.)

I will trade in my Canon 40D, Canon 17-55 f2,8 IS and Canon 55-250 IS and get the Nikon D300s with Nikon 16-85 lens. I hope I will be more pleased with Nikon.

I would like to thank all of you for all your comments to my post.


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Great decision Erik!
And if you need a longer lens, the prime candidate for that is the Nikon 70-300 VR.
Have fun with your new gear and keep us updated on your experience.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:10 pm 
nice choice.. welcome to Nikon world


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Thanks Klebenhern. I would rather say welcome BACK to the Nikon world. When I was shooting on film, I was always using Nikon, a lot a different bodys from EM to F 4. When I started shooting digital, I went for Canon.

Now I will soon be back to the Nikon world. Picking up my D300s and 16-85 lens next week.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:13 pm 
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I've certainly been very happy with mine - hope you are similarly pleased.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:21 am 
so do I. This lens serve me well even doesn't have fixed aperture like 17-55mm.


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I have just got my Nikon D300S and Nikon 16-85mm. Have just taken a couple of indoor shots. It seems like the pictures are quite a lot sharper than the Canon. And that is just what I wanted.

I will get back to tell my experience when I have used the camera for some outdoor shots. But the wheather is not looking too bright, so I have to wait untill the sun is shining (just to get the best light).


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Hi Erik, I think you bought a great combo - the 16-85mm is my favourite general purpose DX lens at the moment, and the one I used to test the D300s.


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Have fun with your new gear.


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Thanks for your coments. I would like to thank Gordon Laing for his good reviews. I noticed that he used the 16-85 when tested the D300s. His positive comments about this lens made me go for it.

And thank you Gordon for speaking slowly and clearly on your video tours. I am a Norwegian from Oslo, Norway but I moved to England 2 years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: 16-85mm or 18-200 mm
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Hi Erik.
I know this is an old thread, but noticed you logged in/viewing & wondered how the shooting was going & if you still have the same gear.

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 Post subject: Re: 16-85mm or 18-200 mm
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Yes, I still have my Nikon D300s and my Nikon 16-85. Very pleased with it. Good sharps pictures with plenty of contrast.

But I am waiting for an upgrade of my camera. But like a lot of other Nikonfans, I a still waiting for the Nikon D400 (if it ever comes on the market). Maybe I will buy the Nikon D600 with Nikon 24-120 f4. But it all comes down to money. Carry on with a DX camera would be a lot cheaper. I am not sure a Full frame would be THAT much better

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Hi Erik.
I'm in a similar boat really, wondering if a D7000 successor is due (rumours say possibly announced in April?) but also wondering about a possible D400 .....or culmination of the 2.
I sorta need the DX really for birds/wildlife, although if money wasn't an issue the D800 would be an option.

I gotta say, even though I haven't used it a lot, I do like the D700.

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