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Saint-Lambert, CA
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"RE: Upgrade time.."

no57 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Feb 2004
Fri 06-Sep-13 06:13 AM

>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.


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