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NAS has me, D600 or D7100

jesse101

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"RE: NAS has me, D600 or D7100"

jesse101 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Dec 2011
Tue 09-Apr-13 02:45 AM | edited Tue 09-Apr-13 02:49 AM by jesse101

>I know this has been asked before,and I've read extensively
>on both
>Have been tossing up for some time how to satisfy my nas
>I was offered some very good lightly used bodies a short time
>ago, but that all fell through
>I’m after primarily a second body to reduce lens changes out
>in the field, and also to serve as a back up body. I’m also
>leaning towards a bit more versatility, as opposed to same
>same
>But, I’d like thoughts from others that have gone this route
>I currently use a D7000 and have the following lenses
>Tokina 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX
>Nikkor 35 F1.8G DX
>Nikkor 50 F1.8G
>Tokina 100 F2.8 D AT-X Pro Macro
>Nikkor 18-200 F3.5-5.6 G ED VR
>Nikkor 70-200 F2.8G11 ED
>I’m still learning a lot, and put myself in the category of
>gadget guy (all gear and no idea!!)
>I love landscape and wildlife and urban, both architecture and
>people (just starting to warm to this one) and the occasional
>sport, such as cycling
>I started typing a whole lot out, and it’s too lengthy, so
>I’ll just ask the question
>Having a D7000, which I’m going to keep, and with the above
>lenses (disregard the 18-200, I find myself using that lens
>less, although it is handy) would you suggest I’d be better
>off with a D7100 or the D600
>I’ve got a lot of arguments for and against both, but I don’t
>want to stifle discussion with my views just yet
>The D600 seems to be having some problems, which I don't want,
>and the D7100 so far is having a good debut
>But then I figure going to FX gives me some more options
>What do you feel now having owned a D600
>Would you recommend it over a D7100
>I understand I need to answer some questions, just didn't want
>to bog things down at the beginning with too much
>Thanks
>

I shot with the D7000, and i currently own a D600. I suggested the D7000 to a close friend of mine over the D600, not so much cause one was better over the other, i just couldnt justify the extra 1200 dollars over the D7000 when he is simply a hobbyist learning photography.

I simply purchased the D600 cause i shoot a lot of military retirement events and venues...and in this scenario i am usually in low light situations and not a lot of times can i use flash, so i needed something that has low light capabilities at a lesser cost than the D800 or D3/D4.

In the midst of things, i also used a D700 to compare to the D600..The D700 was built like a tank in comparison to and i liked how its focal points were laid out. However i did not like the CF cards and it having a single slot, i certainly got use to the dual SD slots..one designated for JPEG the other RAW, or one slot for movies and the other RAW (just like the D7000). Also to me, the picture quality between the D700 (i know its not a camera in your options list but its in the price range) and the D600..they were very similar. I couldn't tell the difference unless i zoomed in and did some pixel peeping then the D600 started to look better. The D600 also seemed easier to use, as its controls are more entry level unlike the D700. To me the D600 seemed to focus faster than the D700, i also did not experience any issues focusing in low light scenarios as others mentioned, but i mainly shoot AF-S single servo (not sure if that even matters). Also the D600 does movies unlike the D700, which i tend to like shooting my daughter running around the house along with family and friends..the option is there. figured i would mention this particular model considering it could be a potential candidate.

Back to the main topic; looking at the specs between a D7000 and a D7100, i probably would just purchase another D7000 for your situation. the price difference between those two are like 350 dollars? the main differences i see between the two is that the D7100 has more MP; 24 vs 16, more focus points, and more cross type focus points..image quality and ISO seem to be on par between the two.

not sure if those differences are worth the extra 350 dollars for you? or do you need something that can easily shoot in low light scenarios such as the D600 with 3200 ISO? will that be worth the extra 1200? those are some of the questions i would try and ask myself.

The D600 is a very nice body, it is built very similar to the D7000. Its controls and body are alike to the D7000 as well. Downfalls (to some not all) to the D600: its focal points are concentrated in the center, unlike the D7000 where its more spread out, flash sync speed can only go to 1/200, shutter speed to 1/4000 sec, D7000 can go to 1/8000 sec, fps is 5.5 for D600 vs 6 for D7000. Hopefully some of this info could help you come up with a decision.

On a side note, Brian those shots look awesome! I am assuming you were shooting in AF-C d9? or D21?

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