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I'm back! And made the switch from Canon to Nikon

 
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Mar 31, 2016 09:12 |  #1

Hello everyone! It's been about three since I had to sell off all my gear for personal reasons. Well, a lot has changed in the last three years and I have finally been able to make a purchase! The wife and I picked up a Nikon D7200 at costco that they had at a really really great price. It came with the kit lenses but I'll be getting rid of those soon.

I went ahead and picked up two Sigma's as well, the 17-50mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8 and man does it feel great to have some gear again. I'll be slowly building my gear back up again, I'm just so excited to finally to something again!

The wife and I are expecting, come August we'll have a mini us! I've never shot kids or babies before, so I'll be looking to learn more about that.

The switch to Nikon def feels weird after having a Canon for so long even after not having anything for three years.

For you Nikon owners, any not so well known tips for tricks?

Thanks y'all and happy to be back!


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Apr 01, 2016 00:03 |  #2

Congrats on the new purchase!

Can't offer any tips on the D7200, but I'm sure you'll figure them out! ;-)a


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Apr 01, 2016 09:53 as a reply to  @ 98kellrs's post |  #3

Thanks! I'm picking things back up pretty quick. More so just learning the layout of the Nikon versus the Canon etc.


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Apr 02, 2016 13:46 as a reply to  @ macpro88's post |  #4

I hope I'll se some photos and comments from you. I'm in the market for 70-200 f2.8 and still thinking Sigma vs Tamron.
Sigma is cheaper so I would like to hear some comments from you about image quality and focusing.
By the way, congrat on your new camera. I shoot D7100 and I can bet you won't be dissapointed with the image quality of your D7200.


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Apr 02, 2016 18:39 |  #5

Congratulations - on both your coming baby and your D7200. I just purchased one a couple of weeks ago. It was a trade up from a D5200. FWIW, I'm really enjoying my D7200. I did purchase the Nikon D7200 for Dummies book - so far, it's a help.




  
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Apr 03, 2016 06:27 |  #6

I would suggest getting the 35 f/1.8. It's cheap (probably about $125 or so used) and will give you a 50ish equivalent and a fast prime for indoors. I have two kids, 3 and 9 months and shoot probably 80% indoors so the 1.8 will be very useful.


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Apr 03, 2016 10:17 as a reply to  @ TMaG82's post |  #7

I can agree on that. Nikon 35mm f1.8G is most used lens on my D7100 besides Sigma 17-50 F2.8 OS.


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Apr 03, 2016 19:54 |  #8

I agree - the 35 DX is a great little lens. More importantly, congratulations on growing your
family. My only recommendation: enjoy your family and document all you can with photos. . .
but not at the expense of participating all you can in the life that you made.




  
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Apr 19, 2016 10:52 as a reply to  @ Mathmans's post |  #9

I love the Sigma 70-200; it's great. I'll get some photos up for you soon to check it. It's pretty quick and from what I've noticed so far it's pretty sharp.

And so far I'm loving the 7200.


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Apr 19, 2016 10:54 as a reply to  @ TMaG82's post |  #10

That's a great idea, a small fast prime would be wonderful indoors with the baby and eventually when he's walking. Thanks for the suggestion!


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Nikon D750 | Nikon D7200 | Nikon 17-55 f/2.8G IF-ED | Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G ED | Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G ED VR II | Nikon 50 f/1.4G | Nikon 85 f/1.4G

  
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Apr 19, 2016 10:57 as a reply to  @ Mathmans's post |  #11

I'll def have to check that lens out.

And yeah, so far I'm loving the 17- 50 2.8. Great lens for the money.


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Nikon D750 | Nikon D7200 | Nikon 17-55 f/2.8G IF-ED | Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G ED | Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G ED VR II | Nikon 50 f/1.4G | Nikon 85 f/1.4G

  
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