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Upgrading the D200 to a 7100 or 610

wishiwereaskibum

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wishiwereaskibum Registered since 13th Nov 2013
Thu 14-Nov-13 05:00 PM

Hello and thanks in advance for all replies!

First - This is a duplicate post to a post I just made in the D200 section. If not appropriate- please let me know the best place to post this as I am new.

I'm a Dad and husband who owns a D200 with the 18-200 VRii lens plus the 35 f/1.8. I take kids shots, outdoor soccer shots, landscape, city scape, sunset, play with depth of field shots of various things (most recent was a produce market in London, nice shots of a bright fruit in focus with lots behind blurred) tropical vacations, ski vacations, waterfalls, mountains, hiking, etc. and am looking to upgrade my camera for a few reasons. As you can tell, I bring my D200 with me a bunch, but sometimes just travel with an Olympus tough TGii (pocket camera).

1- Indoor Tennis pix of both the wife and kids (low light and fast)
2- Better landscape shots
3- Greater ability to crop photos without graininess
4- Better low light performance for indoor architectural shots

I know I need some better glass, but feel it's time to upgrade the body as well. I'm looking at either the 7100 or the 610, and would appreciate all input on both which body you all feel is better for me (Yes, FX sensor is better for IQ and low light, but the 7100 gives me better reach (x2). Will the 7100 with the 70-200 f2.8 result in great indoor tennis pix without flash?

What lenses are you all recommending today? I like the Nikon, sure, but know Tamron and Sigma make great lenses as well. My concern with non Nikkor lenses is will they work for the next 3 bodies I may buy? Nikon seems to put a lot of FUD (Fear, uncertainty and doubt in my mind as to whether these will work.

I REALLY NEED a good walk about / travel lens, as I don't want to carry a bag.

I’d like a very wide angle.

I’d like a great 70-200 tele for indoor sports.

I believe I mostly want FX glass regardless of what camera I get. I am looking at the following lenses

Looking at, but in no way limited to the following lenses

1- Tokina 11-16 f2.8 ATX Pro DXII ($559)
2-Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di LD ($769)
3 Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX DG QS HSM
4- Nikon 24-70
5- Nikon 70-200 f2.8 sf-s vr II ED IF
6- Tamron SP 24-70 f2.8 Di VC UDS ($1299)

Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon
Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR II
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon


Thanks in advance for all guidance.

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