Everybody has a dream kit that they want to get. Since I am going to be specializing in wildlife photography, the lenses that I have to get are more expensive than normal. This is probably going to be what I end up getting eventually.
When I finally came to the realization that I don’t particularly need FX (full-frame for wildlife photography (I can do without it), I nixed my idea of a D700 as a primary camera and decided to just go with two D300s for my dream kit. As much as I had wanted a D3s and a D3x. I'm now perfectly happy with using the D300s and if I can get a second D300s body to accompany me into the field, that'll just make it even better.
So my dream kit strictly for wildlife and landscapes is as follows (in red; the gear that I am saving up for - in green, the kit I already have):
Nikon D300s (x 2) (already have 1 body)
Nikon MB-D10 battery grip
Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8G IF ED
Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor ED 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF DX (already have this lens)
Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR II (lens acquired June 2010)
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II
Now I've been torn between getting the 200-400mm f/4 or just going and getting the 300mm f/2.8 VRII
Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4G IF-ED VR II (December 2014)
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20EIII (??? 2012)
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17EII
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14EII
Better Beamer (Fresnel Flash Augmenter)
Gitzo GT 5541LS (October 2011)
Wimberley WH-200 (October 2011)
LEE 10X ND filters + Graduated 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9 ND filters.
What this will take is slow acquisition, one at a time.
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