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msohio

Waite Hill, US
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msohio Platinum Member Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his most generous support to the Fundrasing Campaing 2014 Nikonian since 13th Jun 2013
Sun 20-Oct-13 11:22 PM

I posted this here because it seemed better than the D7100 site. I'm sort of new, so sorry if I goofed.

I have owned Nikon gear for a long time, Nikormat and 500mm mirror lens is a long time ago., indeed it is. Yikes.

Now have a D7100 and am a prime lens guy, although I have some kit zooms, I almost never take 'em. I use the camera a lot when we travel, retired so it is a fair bit. I have the autofocus primes of: 20, 24, 35, 50 and 105. They all go along in my photo backpack along with the tripod, light meter, etc.. I like the 1.3 crop on the 7100 as it fills the gaps between the primes and at 15 meg the image is plenty big. I do not go beyond 8x10 except for a special image.

I use primes because I like the faster lens, use a 3 stop ND filter if I need to slow it down. They are compact and light except for the 105 which is more hefty but I use it as my macro/micro, and it is one very sharp lens. Also have the 85 which is even sharper, but not macro.

I do not like the fisheye look and miss the wide angle end because my 20 becomes a 30. So my brain is spinning about the D610 or more $ for full frame. I know I read various things that say if you don't blow something to a larger image size, stay with DX. But I'm a mechanical engineer so details matter. They are like shortcuts, even if you don't use it all the time, it is nice to know you have a secret way to get here faster.

I assume all my lenses are fine with a new full frame. Is it just a matter of the money, or is one really better for travel, landscape, street shots, etc.???

Thanks in advance for your wisdom.

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