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Confused on which direction to take. . .

Dean51

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Dean51 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th May 2013
Mon 14-Oct-13 07:32 PM

So though I read the forums at length I tend not to post, don’t know why, but I gather much information from reading what others have posted especially when I know that these folks have far more experience than I do.

I feel like I’m ready for a new camera body, but even though I’ve read just about everything about choosing I can’t decide to wait longer for something new or take the plunge. The $$ is saved from hobby generated cash and has been set aside so that really doesn’t come into play a whole lot. My current body and first DSLR is the D3100 which I’ve spent a summer in Italy with and about 2 years since then. We recently purchased my daughter (still living at home but going off to college soon to study media design and photography) a D7100 which I got to play with for a few days before it became permanently hers. I’ve been reading tons about the potential D400, the newly released D610, and of course the D7100. I like to shoot a lot of small objects (macro), plated food or ingredients, just about everything when I get the chance to travel, be it people, nature, or architecture. I don’t see myself shooting action sports or very much studio type portraits.

So do I wait for the “D400”, who knows how long or if ever? Do I get the D7100? Or should I make the jump to FX and get a D610 or above? How does one make that decision? Of the D7100 vs. D610 on paper the D7100 looks to be the better, but even though when the “experts” report in the consensus is the D610 is better. I would like to purchase a new body, though I have no problem buying used lenses, I want the body to be mine. Is that weird? I'd also like a body that will keep me happy for the next 5 or more years.

TIA for all of your thoughtful opinions.

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