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Old 11-24-2019   #8
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My very first digital camera was the Nikon D70. After owning it for a while, I moved up to the D300. Both of these I used for underwater photography.
I then made the big move to full frame and bought a used D700, which I love and am still using. It's been my workhorse camera for years. My three main lenses are the 16-35, the 35-70 and the 70-300. I don't understand why you call the 35-70 a turkey and don't seem to like it. I bought it because I didn't want the weight of the 24-70 and after I read that it was Nikon's top professional mid-range zoom for quite a while. It's weird in that it uses push-pull to zoom, but it's very well built and its widest aperture is f/2.8. I get good images from it, IMHO.

I then bought the M9 after deciding to venture into the Leica digital world and the Fuji X Pro1, both of which are smaller and lighter than my D700. However, I use the D700 more than the M9 and the Fuji X Pro1. It's that good of a camera.

Leica M9, Leica M3 - 21mm 3.4 Super Angulon, 28mm 2.8 Elmarit, 35mm Summicron, Nikkor SC 50mm 1.4, Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm 1.5, Nikkor 8.5cm 2.0

Mamiya 6 - 50mm f4, 75mm f3.5, 150mm f4.5

Fuji X-Pro1 - 16-55mm f/2.8, 27mm f/2.8

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