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D5200 or D7000

SaltandPep

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SaltandPep Registered since 10th Dec 2009
Fri 22-Mar-13 02:13 PM

I could really use your expert advice. Photography has gotten to be a pretty serious hobby for me. I currently own a Nikon D60, 18-55 and 55-200 kit lenses and a 105 micro 2.8. I enjoy doing flower photography and I want to upgrade my equipment. I was looking at the Nikon 5200 and the 7000. I am looking for the best focus possible, more clarity at higher ISOs, multiple exposure in camera, depth of field preview, possibly dedicated buttons, a weight fairly close to the D60, and use of all lenses if possible. I also need a great deal of stability to prevent as much camera shake as possible as the old hands are not as steady as they used to be!!!! I shoot in aperature priority and I need the auto focus.

Would an upgrade in the camera be suggested at this point? Also, aside from using the macro lens, I find myself using the 55-200 a majority of the time so I can fill the frame with the flower when I am not doing macro. Unfortunately, there are many pics the lens won't take perhaps because of the speed or focus. Would there be a better lens for that?

By upgrading the camera, do you think it might make a difference in the quality of pics I can take?

Thanks so much for your advice.

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