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New D610 - My first upgrade since the D100 - Few Questions

Josephp732

Matawan, US
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Josephp732 Registered since 14th Feb 2014
Sat 15-Feb-14 12:54 PM

I just spent my tax refund and upgraded from a Nikon D100 (please stop laughing) that I bought new on its release date and have been using for about 11 years…. Up to that point I was, and still am, a film shooter with my F5 (use it for B&W and Fuji Velvia 50).

My new digital configuration is:

Nikon D610
Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR II
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G
Nikon MB-D14 grip
Nikon SB-800 (from my D100)
Sigma 90mm f2.8 Macro AF (Legacy from my F5)
All lens have B+W UV Haze MRC 010M Filters

This is an amazing upgrade from my D100. I am also fairly impressed with the sharpness the old Sigma 90 is producing with the D610. In fact most of my legacy Nikon F5 glass seems to work fairly well. I also just ordered Mastering the Nikon D610 and David Busch's Compact Field Guide for the Nikon D610. Looking forward to mastering this camera and the 50% voucher off the gold membership.

My main use is indoor sports shooting in low light in high school gyms – basketball and volleyball. Then some portraits, landscapes, real estate (I have seasonal rental properties in FL that I use to outsource the photo set-ups of…but no more), general outdoors and family stuff.

I have couple questions is it worth upgrading the SB-800 flash to the 910? It wouldn’t cost that much as the SB-800 seems to be worth some money on the used market. What kind of performance degradation will I see using a teleconverter on the 70-300mm? How do you think the 24-120 performs for landscapes? What wide zoom lens do you recommend for indoor real estate I was thinking about the Tokina AT-X PRO FX 16-28mm f/2.8 ~$650 or Nikon 16-35mm f/4 AF-S VR on sale for about ~$950?

I also gave the D100 with grip and a legacy 28-200mm f3.5-5.6D IF AF lens to my 13 year old daughter – so she is having fun and building up some muscles from carrying around that tank.

This is a great site and I look forward to building up my knowledge of the camera and “real” digital photography.

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