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Have D5100, Best FX to add under $2K?

pixelcat photo

Round Rock, US
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"RE: Have D5100, Best FX to add under $2K?"

pixelcat photo Registered since 21st Apr 2012
Sun 03-Mar-13 06:21 PM

>It sounds like you have three choices here in your price
>range to get yourself the better body:
>- A used D700
>- A new or refurbished D600
>- A new or refurbished D7000/D7100
>The first two give you better low light performance, but
>they're also going to make you run out for more lenses pretty
>immediately after you purchase them so you have some FX glass.
> The third choice is less expensive, but in order to get the
>low light capability you'd have to run out and get faster
>Personally, I'd go for #3, probably with a D7100, and go and
>spend the rest of my budget on faster lenses to give me the
>low light capability. I'd also buy lenses with an eye towards
>using them on FX later, and not get any more DX lenses, with
>the idea of in 1-2 years adding a D600 body as well (the D7100
>and D600 have nearly identical control layouts and
>capabilities, so are a great pair together).
>That's just IMHO though, hopefully food for thought.

I had wondered about the D7100, and also plan to buy only FX lenses from now on as well. I know the 7100 is really good in low light--I work with someone who has taken some great performance shots at South by Southwest in available light.

Thanks very much for weighing in on my question!

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