Not sure whee to put this topic, so here you go. My wife will be retiring soon, and will have limited fun money. I've been thinking about buying a full frame. After the reports I'm reading around here, not real sure about that 600. I currently have a 7000 with a 18-105, 55-300, 24-70 f2.8, and a 70-200f4 lens and battery pack. I have around 1500.00 I can afford.
I found a refurb. 600 on KEH
Thinking about that new 7100 with all the reports that have been good so maybe stay DX.
Adding a new lens to the collection (16-24f4 or 300f4) I like to do landscapes and wildlife.
I like the specs on the D800, but way too much now since this is a hobby and passion.
So any thoughts I can fudge a little on the final cost.
#2. "RE: Help me spend some money" In response to Reply # 1
Salt Lake City, US
I'm with Bill. I'd stay with the D7k and the only lens i see your missing is an ultra wide. Whats your thoughts on switching to FX? Thats the only wildcard.
The upgrade from 7000 to the 7100 just don't seem to be enough to upgrade unless you absolutely need the new AF and some more pixels.
Myself personally could use better af and pixels for what i like to shoot but its not enough to justify a single generational upgrade. And believe me i fight off the NAS for the 7100 every day. So I'll quell it with a nice lens maybe 105 macro or 300mm f4.
#3. "RE: Help me spend some money" In response to Reply # 0
The 7000 is a real good body and if it satisfies your "needs" I'd suggest staying with it and investing in a lens that will allow you to do what you like. I believe you'll need a minimum of 300mm with a tc for wildlife unless you meant $5,100 instead of $1,500 . Good luck.
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#7. "RE: Help me spend some money" In response to Reply # 0
St Petersburg, RU
What are your photographic interests and what limits to reaching your goals are you running into with the D7000? I would suggest determining which of those limits are really going to change with a different body. Do you have all the accessories the aid your goals, since you already have some good lenses. For example if you like portraiture, lighting is more important than lenses or bodies. Landscape benefits from serious tripods more than the latest high ISO super focusing bodies. A workshop on your specialty would generate more difference in your results than just about any other investment. I am suggesting these points with a limited budget in mind. If there was no limit, sure, get everything you fancy. Having all you want however can reduce your active participation in the hobby. Many of us get the most from solving problems and accomplishing creative solutions. Stan St Petersburg Russia