Hi, I thought I posted this yesterday, but it failed to show up, so I
will try one more time.
Hello everyone, my name is Gary, and I am an avid photographer.
I have a question for someone out there who qualifies as a professional
photographer, and who also has the experience to answer my questions
with distinct authority. I am considering the possibility of making a
significant investment very soon, into a Nikon camera setup. This
investment is going to cost me some fairly serious money, so I want to
feel comfortable that my investment is going to be a wise one.
I have looked at the Nikon D-200 digital body, along with a couple of
lenses; a Nikor 17-55/2.8, a Nikor 85mm/1.8 and then finally a very
nice durable alumimum case with foam inside, cutout to retrofit the
camera and the lenses. My budget is for around $3,600.00 My goal for
obtaining this camera setup is to effectively be able to shoot any
project that becomes available, and have the photos look as good as any
one might see in such magazines as say Vogue, Esquire, or GQ.
Now to the second part of my question; In considering this particular
setup, I am also curious about medium format cameras that can be
handheld to create profound creative shots. I am aware that there are
several out there, but am thinking they probally are way out of line
where my budget is concerned. Any thoughts about this, along with my
intial question will be greatly appreciated. I look forward to your