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Upgrading from a D80

edt_nz

Auckland, NZ
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edt_nz Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2008
Fri 03-May-13 08:34 PM

I've upgraded from a D80 to a D7100.

I decided to stick with that level of camera as the reduction in controls on the lower end cameras (my wife has a D5200) was forcing me to play more with the camera than getting the shot. I also have a great range of DX glass and didn't want to make the jump to FX.

As for using the D7100, there is a great improvement in the quality of the shots and the shots are much, much sharper to my eye.

However, that sharpness is a double edged sword. The D7100 is quite unforgiving for sloppy camera technique and I find I need to take care in shooting to get a satisfactory result. This typically means a higher shutter speed and possibly a higher ISO for what I'd use on the D80. Luckily the ISO performance of the D7100 is a world away from the D80!

I now refer to me D7100 as my scalpel, its razor sharp and will cut the user to shreds when used incorrectly

--et

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A general, generic topic Upgrading from a D80 [View all] , MarkM10431 Silver Member , Mon 29-Apr-13 02:56 PM
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