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upgrading from D300

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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"RE: upgrading from D300"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Sun 10-Mar-13 09:41 AM

If the primary reason for upgrading is reliability, a 100,000 shot action shutter still has a lot of life left in it. So I would not think changing for that reason would be an upgrade, more of a lateral move.
If low light, resolution, cropping or dynamic range are priorities, it would be hard to imagine a modern Nikon that would not be better in these regards than the D300.
If reach is a priority, again the D7100 will be a real upgrade in allowing TCs on longer lenses and still be able to AF, plus the new 1.3 crop mode that essentially gives a field of view for a 300 f/4 the same as a 600 on a FX. Add a TC and get up to the same field of view ar 1200mm and still be able to AF.
The big question that will hold back some sales is the confusion over whether a pro body DX will be released. There is a lot of speculation but if it does come out, there will be a lot of anger also since so many forums have settled on a price well under the D600, which is not going to happen.
So unless you really have a need for some of the D7100 features now, there is no reason to make any move now. Wait until there are clear choices. It is hard for a firm decision to be made between 2 units where only one has a price and feature list.
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