>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 >lenses. > >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.