Go to a  "printer friendly" view of this message which allow an easy print Printer-friendly copy Go to the page which allows you to send this topic link and a message to a friend Email this topic to a friend
Forums Lobby GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA & MASTER IT Nikon D7100, D7000 (Public) topic #21624
View in linear mode

Subject: "Leave ship, or stay and fight?" Previous topic | Next topic
jadiniz Registered since 25th Dec 2010Thu 18-Oct-12 09:34 AM
350 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
"Leave ship, or stay and fight?"
Thu 18-Oct-12 11:35 AM by jadiniz

Estoril, PT
          

Guys (and galls), I'm in a dilemma. As I'm sure many will be in a similar situation, I just thought of asking for opinions. Here it goes:

Should I stay with the D7000, or jump ship?

Situation: My D7000 is going strong, with a shutter count approaching 60.000 clicks. Resale value is dropping. I'm very happy with it, but sometimes find myself whishing for better high-ISO performance and especially better DoF control (both for subject isolation on one end, and difraction setting in on the other). The style I'm moving on to is street photography, kinda fast paced, strobism and portraits. No particular interest in landscape, macro or sports. Quick and accurate AF is a must, much more than ultimate IQ.

Options:
1. Go FX and stay with primes. The D600 seems lovely, I like the controls and handling, and will not need much more than the 50mm f1.8G I already have. Down the road an 85 and 28mm f1.8G would be nice, but that means spending more money. The body by itself is quite expensive for my limited budget, although that might be manageable if I can sell all my DX kit.

2. Stay DX, and grab my dream lens, a Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 that has popped up for an enticing amount, and just sell my 16-85mm to offset the cost. This, however, would tie me even further with DX, and worries me about longevity.

3. Stay as it is, live with it, and just spend more time taking pics, and less at surfing the net. Cheapest option, indeed. Eventually getting a Fuji (X100?), although I fear that may be too slow for street photography (AF and general responsiveness). Tried one briefly and was unimpressed, although IQ is quite adequate.

Anybody would like to chime in?

http://egozarolho.blogspot.com
1. Good content, good aesthetics and good tecnique. On that order.
2. Light is more important than glass and pixels.
3. In the digital photography process, software is as important as gear.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote

This is a hot, active topic!Leave ship, or stay and fight? [View all] , jadiniz , Thu 18-Oct-12 09:34 AM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
richardd300 Silver Member
18th Oct 2012
1
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
PAStime Silver Member
18th Oct 2012
2
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
blw Moderator
19th Oct 2012
3
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
avm247 Moderator
19th Oct 2012
4
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
jadiniz
19th Oct 2012
5
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
richardd300 Silver Member
19th Oct 2012
6
     Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
RRRoger Silver Member
19th Oct 2012
7
          Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
richardd300 Silver Member
19th Oct 2012
8
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
ZenNonna1
23rd Oct 2012
34
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
yelcab
19th Oct 2012
9
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
jadiniz
19th Oct 2012
10
     Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
richardd300 Silver Member
19th Oct 2012
12
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
km6xz Moderator
19th Oct 2012
11
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
jadiniz
19th Oct 2012
13
     Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
richardd300 Silver Member
19th Oct 2012
14
          Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
km6xz Moderator
19th Oct 2012
15
          Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
jadiniz
19th Oct 2012
16
          Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
jadiniz
19th Oct 2012
17
               Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
jmiguez Silver Member
19th Oct 2012
18
                    Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
richardd300 Silver Member
20th Oct 2012
19
                    Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
jadiniz
20th Oct 2012
20
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
PhotoByKim Gold Member
20th Oct 2012
21
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
mdallie Silver Member
21st Oct 2012
22
     Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
RRRoger Silver Member
21st Oct 2012
23
     Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
richardd300 Silver Member
21st Oct 2012
25
          Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
RRRoger Silver Member
21st Oct 2012
27
               Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
mdallie Silver Member
21st Oct 2012
28
     Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
PerroneFord Silver Member
21st Oct 2012
24
          Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
jadiniz
21st Oct 2012
26
               Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
jadiniz
22nd Oct 2012
29
                    Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
richardd300 Silver Member
22nd Oct 2012
30
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
KnightPhoto Gold Member
22nd Oct 2012
31
Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
richardd300 Silver Member
22nd Oct 2012
32
     Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
jadiniz
22nd Oct 2012
33
          Reply message RE: Leave ship, or stay and fight?
Habitualvoyeur
22nd Nov 2012
38

Forums Lobby GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA & MASTER IT Nikon D7100, D7000 (Public) topic #21624 Previous topic | Next topic


Take the Nikonians Tour and learn more about being a Nikonian Wiki /FAQ /Help Listen to our MP3 photography radio channels Find anything on Nikon and imaging technology - fast!

Copyright © Nikonians 2000, 2014
All Rights Reserved

Nikonians®, NikoScope® and NikoniansAcademy™ are trademarks owned by Nikonians.org.
Nikon®, Nikonos® and Nikkor® are registered trademarks of Nikon Corporation.