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    Camera Upgrade

    I currently own a d5200. Looking at the array of lenses out there, it becomes obvious that not having the autofocus motor in the body limits your choices to AFS lenses.

    Whilst grabbing an off the shelf d7200 would be great, I'm more interested in the 16mp d7000.

    It's got fewer bells and whistles, but if I can snaffle one with under 20,000 shutter clicks for around $300, I can't go wrong, can I?

    The limitations are mainly in ISO levels from what I can tell, the lower MP in the sensor is also there, but how many pixels are enough? I won't be printing anything over A4 size, if I print many at all. Also it appears the batteries are different so that some of the knick-knacks that need to be sorted out again

    I'm interested in any thoughts that anyone has.
    D5200 D7100 Limited talent, but lots of enthusiasm.

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    Quick look around shows new body only d7000 at around $549 and d7100 at $729.

    Looks like it would need to be a smoking second hand deal to beat that.

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    My husband uses a D7000 and I have a D7100 both are capable cameras. The 7100 definitely handles noise better than the 7000. Apart from prints, the other advantage of more pixels is the ability to crop without losing as much resolution.
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    I like that all the models look the same, so you can always trot out that line 'This old thing? I've had this for ages!' . Stereo equipment falls in the same category.

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    I was going to say D750, same as the D7000 with a few more whistles, but an extra grand. I had the D7000 and upgraded to D750 and was really surprised at everything.
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    You had me up until you said the bit about the extra grand. I'm thinking sub $700 tops.

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    Just held a mates d7100. Much nicer size, much better button location.

    Purchased a refurb plus battery with a discount for a hair under $700, shipped to the middle of the desert

    Now I wait... I hate the waiting part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendo09 View Post
    Just held a mates d7100. Much nicer size, much better button location.

    Purchased a refurb plus battery with a discount for a hair under $700, shipped to the middle of the desert


    Quote Originally Posted by Brendo09 View Post
    ... Now I wait... I hate the waiting part.



    ... In general I much prefer AF-S lenses over screw driven types .. the hard connection of AF types is an annoyance sometimes.
    But, it's still nice to have more options!

    ps. I was going to suggest a used D700 .. but too late now. It is old tech .. but (don't) tell that to the users that swear by them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post







    ... In general I much prefer AF-S lenses over screw driven types .. the hard connection of AF types is an annoyance sometimes.
    But, it's still nice to have more options!

    ps. I was going to suggest a used D700 .. but too late now. It is old tech .. but (don't) tell that to the users that swear by them!
    Give me six months...

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    The d7100 just arrived. 7127 shutter count, and it's a thing of beauty.

    No manual though, I noticed there are a few 'How To Use Your d7100' books out there, are they all pretty similar or is there a standout?
    Last edited by Brendo09; 06-04-2016 at 11:29pm.

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    Brendo, you can download the genuine manual for the D7100 here ------ http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.co.../27/D7100.html

    For 3rd party guide books, I have always been partial to the books written by Thom Hogan as they are usually very comprehensive. ------

    http://www.dslrbodies.com/books/byth...100-guide.html
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    Big manual! 340 pages!

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