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    Ordered my P40+ today

    I think the "abandon all hope" subtitle is appropriate to this forum! I ordered a P40+/DF/80D/45D/150D system today, with a 120 macro thrown in for good measure. Can't say that I've ever spent that much on a single purchase before (discounting financed cars and houses :-)

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    Congratulations, Bill!

    You're off to a great start----nice kit.

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    Awesome purchase looks real familiar to me

    Wish you the best of luck and your going to love it. Hope you mentioned your friends at GetDPI twisted your arm around a little.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    Your going to love that setup

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    This is the exact kit I've been using for a few months now, and I'm just regularly blown away by what I can do with it. Congratulations on your decision. Ray

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    Bill, great choice!....I know the feeling.....I just bought the same package a few weeks ago with a slight lens difference. So far I have the 80LS, 120D macro, 50 shift and 55-110 zoom. All worth the price.....so far the best digital camera system I have ever owned. The 120 macro is spectacular and my most used lens as I shoot semiconductor and small products often. For covering events the image quality up to 1600 is amazing and 3200 very usable. My next purchase will be the 45D.....happy shooting....Tom.

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    I wanted to add....don't under estimate some of the older 645 non D lenses. I was shooting some engineers the other day for a corporate client and I needed a wider view so I put the 50mm shift lens on and to my surprise I found it to be almost as sharp and clean as the 80mm LS and 120 D Macro. You will have to test older lenses as they vary but there are some good ones available at a reasonable price......Tom.

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    I do like the new 45D folks and been recommending it for awhile. It hangs out quite a bit on the front end and has not disappointed me yet. What we need is a 200mm 2.8 AF now to replace the manual lens which I have and is extremely sharp. Funny thing is I never owned a zoom in this system. The 50 shift is a good lens also. Not too mention my real favorite the 150 D and the 28D
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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    Bill, great choice!
    The 40+ and D lens are excellent
    Congratulations on your system

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    I can't wait to place my order too !!! I'm few months away from that dream :''''''')
    Mohammad Al-Khamis

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    Thanks all! Now the interminable wait for delivery begins :-)

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    Congratulations! Add the 28 mm and the 300 APO and you've probably got all you'll ever need. (Tho' I do like my eBay-bought 55 mm f2.8)

    As my dealer said, you can NEVER have too many lenses!

    Enjoy your new gear,
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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    I heard that a Phase/Mamiya 35mm "D series" is in the works....

    just sayin'......


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    Congratulations Bill, you’ll have a lot of fun with your new camera. If there is anything Phase One can do let us know. Look forward to seeing some of your images.

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    Congratulations! Add the 28 mm and the 300 APO and you've probably got all you'll ever need. (Tho' I do like my eBay-bought 55 mm f2.8)

    As my dealer said, you can NEVER have too many lenses!

    Enjoy your new gear,
    Bill
    Considering the number of Nikon lenses I sold to finance this, I know what your dealer means :-). I'm definitely planning on the 300 APO at some point, and the 28 probably at a later point. Gotta figure out how to finance those first, since I'm all out of Nikon gear to sell.

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    Quote Originally Posted by KWR Phase One View Post
    Congratulations Bill, you’ll have a lot of fun with your new camera. If there is anything Phase One can do let us know. Look forward to seeing some of your images.
    Thanks! I'm looking forward to it, hopefully it'll show up soon. I've got a trip planned in a couple weeks that will either produce some images, or be canceled if I don't have anything to shoot with!

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    What was the last Nikon body that you were using?

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    Re: Ordered my P40+ today

    I had a D3 for birds and a D3x for everything else.

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