>Looking for some PoV on upgrades or sorts... > >Currently I am happy with my glass selection so don't plan on >any near term investments there. The glass I have - given my >use cases are fine.
>I sometimes end up in low light situations - cloudy days >shooting birds, or in the high school auditorium... > >So my needs are decent shots up to iso 1200-1600, fast >autofocus for birding, and of course decent dynamic range.
I suggest to look for even better glass. I initially had one D200, skipped the D300 because it did not provide me enough of an incentive, went instead for f/2.8 glass, mostly because I shoot in poorly lit interiors.
>My plan is to keep the D200, probably sell the D50 (maybe). > >The current thoughts are: > >refurb D300 or D300S >refurn d7000 or d7100 > >I really like the way the D200 feels in my hand and the >features, but then again, the D7xxx image quality...
The D300 would feel the same in your hands as the D200. The D7100 may have a more modern sensor, but as far as I am concerned it is a step back in every other respect. Since the body I really want is not forthcoming, I recently got myself a second D200. No adjustment needed in my post processing.
>I am sure this has been beaten to death in the forum - but my >thoughts are leaning toward the 7100. it seems that the >additional features of the 300 and 300s (over and above the >d200 i have now) is not worth it. > >Any other considerations?
Get faster glass. It will still be usable on a future body.