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User currently offlineLenFTM From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4616 times:

In a few weeks time, i'm looking at trying to upgrade to a higher spec Nikon Body (currently using the D3100 with a 55-300mm Nikor lens) Just wondering what peoples thoughts and experiences with the D7100 are? Haven't seen to many shots with it, so just wondering how good the image clarity etc is?

Cheers

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User currently offlineviv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

Image quality depends mainly on the lens.


Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlinesovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2648 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4589 times:
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Quoting viv (Reply 1):
Image quality depends mainly on the lens.

I guess then things like full frame vs crop frame, high ISO performance, resolution of the sensor and AF performance don't matter much.


User currently offlinebaldwin8 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4570 times:
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Quoting sovietjet (Reply 2):
I guess then things like full frame vs crop frame, high ISO performance

I don't think the D7100 is full frame, is it? The higher ISO performance may not be a factor if you your not shooting very low light level images.


User currently offlineviv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4554 times:

Quoting sovietjet (Reply 2):
I guess then things like full frame vs crop frame, high ISO performance, resolution of the sensor and AF performance don't matter much.

Not for this site, no. A Nikon D70 with a good lens will get photos uploaded here, in the hands of a good photographer.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlinemegatop412 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4493 times:

Guys, WTF. He's asking about the D7100, not hear the old 'upgrade glass first' debate.

User currently offlinetrvyyz From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1375 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4481 times:

Quoting megatop412 (Reply 5):
Guys, WTF. He's asking about the D7100, not hear the old 'upgrade glass first' debate.

  
Same old replies, yes glass is more important than body, but body to body also makes difference(otherwise guys buying higher end bodies must be stupid as per some of the posters, who themselves may be using expensive cameras).
I don't buy cameras for this site, for this site even a point and shoot could work.
Coming to D7100,
the D7100 has the af motor, cls system, two control dials, far superior AF system, better sensor, AF fine tune compared to an entry level D3100, also better body construction and weather sealing.


User currently offlineLenFTM From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

Thanks for the (eventual) feedback guys. Seems like a good piece of kit. Debating on this or saving a bit more for the D600.

User currently offlineafterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1221 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4329 times:

Dylan, if you upgrade to D600, you'll need new lenses. And full frame lenses are not cheap (compared to cropped sensor DSLR lenses).

User currently offlineLenFTM From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4310 times:

Quoting afterburner (Reply 8):

Ah, thanks for that afterburner, i didn't know that! So a Nikor 55-300 wouldn't be much use on a D600 then?

Cheers
Dylan


User currently offlineTristarAtLCA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

Quoting LenFTM (Reply 9):
i didn't know that! So a Nikor 55-300 wouldn't be much use on a D600 then?

You can use all AF-S lenses on a D600. Obviously, it will blank out the corners of your images in FX mode.

The D600 also has a crop sensor option to use your 55-300 as it was designed by using a reduced number of pixels on the sensor. Kind of defeats the object of buying a FF but it is an available option.



If you was right..................I'd agree with you
User currently offlineafterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1221 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

Nikon 55-300mm is a DX lens. It is designed for Nikon DX (cropped sensor) cameras like your D3100. D600 is an FX camera. It needs FX lenses like Nikon AF-S 70-300mm. yes we can use DX lenses on FX cameras. However, like TristarAtLCA said, the images produced will be dark around the corners.

User currently offlineLenFTM From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4102 times:

Thanks guys. Looks like I'll go for the D7100 and keep hold on the 55-300mm

Much appreciated


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