Rather than start two new threads I thought I would introduce myself here as well as ask a question.
Hi, Im new here. Stumbled across this forum while searching the interwebz for information on a camera. I'm really only learning - Photography is just a hobby for me.
I currently have a D7000 which I have been using for 3 years and have loved until recently. I use mainly prime lenses and shoot portraits but want to move into landscape and macro. I feel I've gotten a lot better at achieving sharp (well close to) well balanced photos in manual mode but a few things bother me with the D7000.
I don't like using the flash and I shoot either indoors using natural light or outdoors at dusk (e.g. recently I attempted to capture my kids surfing). I sometimes have to lighten the photo but even when I take it in RAW it's still lost a lot of the detail. Also while experimenting with landscapes/seascapes it's frustrating to have a lot of the scene cropped out. I was about to buy a wider lens (I have a 35mm) and a macro lens which is when I started thinking about a new body. I would still get the lenses but at least I wouldnt have to take DX/FX into consideration.
So my 3 thoughts are: 1. D610 (quite a few available second hand at the moment) 2. D750 - good reviews on recovering detail from shadow and 3. It's a user problem and I need some lessons.
I chose those two cameras as I dont want a huge camera - I've gotten used to the size of the D7000.
Thanks in advance!