|Quoting Epten (Reply 14):|
As others have said, focus on the lens. The body is typically overrated.
But is the Body overrated in this case? The D100, from what I searched, is a 6mp camera. The TS
stated that his current long lens gets soft over 250. Buying a new 70-300vr lens only brings 50mm closer, and I have to believe that some cropping still will occur. Unless I'm wrong, 6mp doesn't leave much room cropping, if any, to take acceptable photos for this site.
Even if the picture is much clearer with the new lens, you're going to lose a lot of it's benefits if you start cropping. I'm far from a pro, but I'm betting that upgrading the body in this case and cropping a much higher mp picture, say 15-18mp, he'll be fine with his current lens and shooting @no more than 250mm.
|Quoting altbg (Reply 13):|
I have not had the chance to rent some equipment and head back to the airport. I'm hoping to do so next weekend. Going to try the 70-300mm VR and a D7000.
I say after you look at the pix you snap with the new body and upgraded lens.. all this talk about what to upgrade will be meaningless! You will end up buying both!
But seriously, do yourself a favor, make sure you bring your old body and mount it to the 300VR. Then mount your old Nikkor 300 and mount it to the D7000. Do the edits and compare. I'm thinking you might be just as happy with the D7000 and old lens since your ability to crop will be increased greatly.