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What to do? What to do? The photographer's lament...

PerroneFord

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"RE: What to do? What to do? The photographer's lament..."

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Fri 19-Oct-12 05:52 PM

>So what to do?
>
>1. Buy a used D200 for less than $300
>2. Buy a used D300s for $850
>3. Buy a D600 for $2100
>4. Wait and buy a "D400" for $????

Me, I'd choose option 3.

>Rumor has it that the "D400" will
>have ISO 6400. That's only one stop more than the D300s.

Immaterial. That camera will be much cleaner at higher ISOs than your current cameras.

>That's also true of the D600, but I'm sure the D600 will have
>lower noise pictures at ISO 6400.

The D600 at ISO 6400 looks like my D200 at ISO 320.

>But if I get the D600, my
>favorite walk-around lens, the 18-200mm DX, which I use mostly
>when I'm not shooting musicals, means I'm in 10-megapixel crop
>mode.

Put the 18-200 on your D300. Problem solved.

>The D600 also means that I give up some of my
>telephoto.

Yep. So get a 1.4x and call it a day. The one stop loss is more than made up by the ~3 stops you'll gain by moving to a top class FX sensor.

>Or maybe I should consider one of the other new cams, like the
>D7000...

Maybe.


>So, what's the best low light Nikon camera right now?

Nikon D4, followed by the D3s, D600, D800, then the D7000

>
>What to do? What to do?

In your shoes? Buy a D600. I see absolutely no point in buying outdated cameras to do work if they won't meet your needs. You need a kick butt, low light camera. Nikon makes 5 of them. Buy one.

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