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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #7953
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opticsguy   US  Registered since 03rd Jan 2013 Thu 04-Apr-13 04:00 AM
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"Looking at the 5200 your comments and thoughts please."



The D600 had so many dust/oil reliability problems I returned my camera, full refund and now out looking again. My needs are pretty simple, fast accurate focusing. I use my camera for all kinds of photography, astronomy, landscape, panoramics, travel, flat field copying, etc. My need for the accurate focus is shooting ballroom dancers under less than ideal lighting, fast motion.

Any kit deals with two lenses or?

The D800 is simply out of my price range and the D600 was my first Nikon, so I do not have any niokn related lenses or accesories.

Thanks for your assitance.

  

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Reply message RE: Looking at the 5200 your comments and thoughts plea... JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.
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Reply message RE: Looking at the 5200 your comments and thoughts plea... MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
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     Reply message RE: Looking at the 5200 your comments and thoughts plea... grnzbra Silver Member
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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Seattle, WA, US  Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006 Thu 04-Apr-13 04:25 AM
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If you are looking at the focus system as the primary criteria, my recommendation would be the D7100 if you are looking for a DX body. However, the 39 points of the D5200 are probably not a bad second choice.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Thu 04-Apr-13 05:39 AM
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Hi ______,,

Welcome to Nikonians!
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The D7100 has a better AF system and a brighter viewfinder than the D5200. It also has more dedicated buttons allowing you to change settings on the fly without going into the camera menu.

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aolander Silver Member  Nevis, US  Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006 Thu 04-Apr-13 09:54 PM
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Going from a D600 to a D5200 is quite a drop. For the kinds of photography you do, FX would be great. I wouldn't give up on a D600. Many D600 owners have had no issues and the problems mostly likely have been sorted out by now.

Alan

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coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire”   McEwen, US  Nikonian since 01st Dec 2011 Fri 05-Apr-13 02:57 AM
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Given the work that you do with ballroom dancing, you need high ISO capabilities, fast lenses, and good dynamic range.

Seems to me that a FX (full-frame) sensor would be better for you than a DX.

Go to the Nikon website and make a short list from those criteria. Consider your budget. Then come back here and ask for some more input.

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dagoldst Gold Member  Little Rock, US  Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2012 Sat 06-Apr-13 06:04 PM
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>for all kinds of photography, astronomy, landscape,
>panoramics, travel, flat field copying, etc. My need for the
>accurate focus is shooting ballroom dancers under less than
>ideal lighting, fast motion.
>

Hate to say this, but your D600 was the ideal camera - there is going to be no comparison with a DX sensor based camera above ISO 1600, though the D7100 looks pretty nice and is the most like the D600 from a control and capability perspective.

David

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stevelink3   US  Registered since 21st Apr 2013 Wed 15-May-13 05:55 AM
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>
>>for all kinds of photography, astronomy, landscape,
>>panoramics, travel, flat field copying, etc. My need for
>the
>>accurate focus is shooting ballroom dancers under less
>than
>>ideal lighting, fast motion.
>>
>
>Hate to say this, but your D600 was the ideal camera - there
>is going to be no comparison with a DX sensor based camera
>above ISO 1600, though the D7100 looks pretty nice and is the
>most like the D600 from a control and capability perspective.

Greetings! Though I as yet have "only" a D5200, based on my research into the D7100, I tend to agree with David that the D7100 is an excellent body that would be best served with fast glass, especially in your possibly low-light ballroom settings. I expect with the right exposure and technique, you'll achieve some excellent images! That said, FF would probably be even better, though obviously more costly. Good luck! Steve

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grnzbra Silver Member  Springfield, US  Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011 Thu 16-May-13 06:41 PM
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Don't get the 5200! I have a 5100 and something I have come to consider IMPERITIVE in a camera is autofocus fine tuning. I don't believe the 5200 has it. The 7100 does. If you can afford the 600, you can obviously afford the 7100. Go for that. By the way, I read somewhere that Nikon has acknowledged the dust problem in the 600 so it might be worth your effort to try the 600 again. You'll have an fx camera and it has autofocus fine tuning.

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