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    what type of body and size lens do most of you guys use? I've been looking at the d70 with a 400 lens but I'm not sure. Maybe someone could point me in the right direction.

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    i personally have a canon 1dmki with 70-200 f/4 lens, but i do like to borrow a 100-400 f/4-5.6 lens when i can. the extra reach is definitely helpful.

    that is a good body to shoot with, you can find them for super cheap now. just make sure the lens you are talking about is nice quality. thats where most of the quality comes from. post a link to the lens or something

    also might be worth looking into the d70s over the d70, shouldn't be too much more money

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    Its all about budget my friend.

    If money were no object, then a D3 at nine frames per second at $5,000 and a 400mm 2.8 at about $7,000 is the rig you want.

    Other than that, it depends on what you want to spend. You can PM me if you want.

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    money is always an object lol. I wish I could drop 5 grand on the d3.

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    depends on where you're shooting. I usually rock a 70-200 f2.8 or a 100-400f4-5.6. A monopod is a good investment as well, since most of the lenses are heavy.

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    In NJ, I shoot with a 300. You're not gonna need any more than a 300 on the east coast.

    I rock a D40x with 70-300VR. Looking to upgrade to a D300/D300s when I get the chance. I'm not really worried about the video, so if I can get a good price on a D300, thats fine with me. I'd love to go D700/D3 for full frame, but can't justify spending that unless I win the lottery. I wanna get a 300 f/2.8.

    Fatoldguy. If you put it to a DX crop, the D3 hits 11 fps. Still at 8mp, which is plenty for any shoot.

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    I have used a rebel xti 35mm with a 300 before and the shots turned out great, but I felt I could have definitely used another 50-100mm of lens.

    Yeh a mono pod is a must

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    I'm not sure about Nikon, but I've been shooting with a Canon 50D and 100-400L 4.5-5.6. Also, monopods are good, but I've found that having a tripod really helps because you can actually let go of the thing and don't have to hold onto it the whole time. Such a pain to only have one hand to grab stuff out of ur camera bag or something like that.

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    Nikon D-200 & D-70s

    The D-200 is quick, feature filled, and solid. The D-70s isn't bad either. Nikkor lenses, 50mm f1.2, 20-80mm zoom, and an 80-300 zoom. Since the D-200 is a 10 mgpx camera, I usually crop with very good results and the image doesn't suffer too much. The D70s is only about a 7-8mgpx camera, but I keep it as a back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnargnarshredda View Post
    I have used a rebel xti 35mm with a 300 before and the shots turned out great, but I felt I could have definitely used another 50-100mm of lens.

    Yeh a mono pod is a must
    35mm format (FX/FF) I'd like to have a 400. But for a DX crop where the mag is 1.5x, my 300mm is equiv to a 450mm on 35mm format. And, it looks perfect.