Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Nikon Cameras 
Thread started 05 Feb 2010 (Friday) 20:14
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Got a Nikon? Share your thoughts and photos here or ask a question! (III)

 
werds
"Yes, Sire. You'll shut your trap!"
Avatar
613 posts
Gallery: 12 photos
Likes: 64
Joined Mar 2014
Location: Delaware
     
May 01, 2016 11:17 |  #6916

atsilverstein wrote in post #17991596 (external link)
I've been using my d5100 (first dslr camera) for a couple years now, and am looking to upgrade next year or maybe even later this year. At first I thought about switching to Canon because of their lenses, but I've decided I'll be sticking with Nikon. Eventually I'd like to go pro, so for now I haven't decided what kind of photography I'd like to do. I thought the obvious choice would be to upgrade to a full frame camera (probably the D810), but now with the D500 looking like it's one of the best cameras out there I might go for it first, then wait for the successor of the D810. I'll have the mini D5 AF, 10 FPS, and what so far looks like great ISO performance. I don't think full frame is always where it's at. If I treat a crop camera like a crop camera instead of a full frame one, it should give me some great images.

Thoughts?

Great plan BUT - let me throw a wrench in it :) The D500 is $2k You can get a refurbished D7200 for $650 maybe as high as $750 and those are regularly at that price refurbished from Nikon... and you can pick up a used second hand Nikon D750 between $1300 to $1400. So for slightly more than the single D500 you could get two cameras with similar layout and knock a punch into both full frame and crop - providing yourself flexibility and backups to each other....

So for right at $2k or slightly more in some cases depending on your patience... you could get a double up on the bang for the buck, and as much as I too thirst for the buffer on the D500, will you NEED that buffer? For most of my shooting the buffer on the D7200 and D750 is more than enough (except during dance recitals and usually only 3 or 4 times per evening is it an issue lol)

BTW the above was my end result because originally I was going to sell my D750 and get a D500 but decided gripped D750 + gripped D7200 made more sense at similar price point for me and then I can wait for D500 prices to drop and for the successor to the D750 or D810 to come.


Gear: Nikon D750, Nikon D7200, Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS, Sigma 50-150 2.8 OS HSM EX , Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR1, Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC, Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD, Tamron 16-300mm VC PZD, Tamron 150-600 VC, Nikon AF-S 50mm 1.8, Nikon SB-900
POTN Seller Feedback (and other)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
atsilverstein
Goldmember
Avatar
1,254 posts
Gallery: 46 photos
Likes: 1724
Joined Mar 2015
Location: NYC Metro
     
May 01, 2016 12:01 |  #6917

werds wrote in post #17991788 (external link)
Great plan BUT - let me throw a wrench in it :) The D500 is $2k You can get a refurbished D7200 for $650 maybe as high as $750 and those are regularly at that price refurbished from Nikon... and you can pick up a used second hand Nikon D750 between $1300 to $1400. So for slightly more than the single D500 you could get two cameras with similar layout and knock a punch into both full frame and crop - providing yourself flexibility and backups to each other....

So for right at $2k or slightly more in some cases depending on your patience... you could get a double up on the bang for the buck, and as much as I too thirst for the buffer on the D500, will you NEED that buffer? For most of my shooting the buffer on the D7200 and D750 is more than enough (except during dance recitals and usually only 3 or 4 times per evening is it an issue lol)

BTW the above was my end result because originally I was going to sell my D750 and get a D500 but decided gripped D750 + gripped D7200 made more sense at similar price point for me and then I can wait for D500 prices to drop and for the successor to the D750 or D810 to come.

That's a great idea :-) Nice compromise between value and quality. I'll look more into that. I don't doubt the D7200 is a good camera, however I do want to see a noticeable difference between my current camera and my next one. Coming from the angle of being serious about going pro, I'm probably still leaning towards the D500, although I'm not totally sold yet. Seeing as I'd be a new photographer trying to make a name for myself in one of the most competitive markets (NYC and surrounding) I need the best gear to help me stand out. I think if I just wanted to keep it a hobby, the 1-2 bang would for sure be the smartest option. With the availability of online and local rentals, I also have the option of not having to marry myself to the lowest hanging fruit.


It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ptcanon3ti
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
8,338 posts
Gallery: 432 photos
Best ofs: 5
Likes: 6234
Joined Sep 2012
Location: NJ
Post edited over 3 years ago by ptcanon3ti.
     
May 01, 2016 12:19 |  #6918

atsilverstein wrote in post #17991840 (external link)
That's a great idea :-) Nice compromise between value and quality. I'll look more into that. I don't doubt the D7200 is a good camera, however I do want to see a noticeable difference between my current camera and my next one. Coming from the angle of being serious about going pro, I'm probably still leaning towards the D500, although I'm not totally sold yet. Seeing as I'd be a new photographer trying to make a name for myself in one of the most competitive markets (NYC and surrounding) I need the best gear to help me stand out. I think if I just wanted to keep it a hobby, the 1-2 bang would for sure be the smartest option. With the availability of online and local rentals, I also have the option of not having to marry myself to the lowest hanging fruit.


I'm going to throw a wrench into the D7200 discussion. :) This ONLY applies if you shoot in live view: There is no way to see "live exposure" in live view on the D7200. I use live view extensively and when I found out that the 7200 did not have that function....deal broken for me.

Again if you don't use live view then this is a moot point. :)

I'm waiting on the D500 to drop in price.


Paul
https://www.flickr.com​/photos/petshots/ (external link)
Body - Nikon D750
Lenses - Nikon 20 f1.8 / Nikon 16-35 f4 / Sigma 105 OS Macro / Sigma 24-105 f4 Art / Tamron 70-200 2.8 Di VC / Sigma 150-600 "S"

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jrscls
Goldmember
2,987 posts
Gallery: 78 photos
Likes: 771
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Post edited over 3 years ago by jrscls. (2 edits in all)
     
May 01, 2016 17:02 |  #6919

atsilverstein wrote in post #17991840 (external link)
That's a great idea :-) Nice compromise between value and quality. I'll look more into that. I don't doubt the D7200 is a good camera, however I do want to see a noticeable difference between my current camera and my next one. Coming from the angle of being serious about going pro, I'm probably still leaning towards the D500, although I'm not totally sold yet. Seeing as I'd be a new photographer trying to make a name for myself in one of the most competitive markets (NYC and surrounding) I need the best gear to help me stand out. I think if I just wanted to keep it a hobby, the 1-2 bang would for sure be the smartest option. With the availability of online and local rentals, I also have the option of not having to marry myself to the lowest hanging fruit.

Unless you are shooting sports or wildlife where you need the reach, I would take the D750 anytime for more control of depth of field (portraits) and for low light (events).


Fujifilm X-T3, 16mm f/1.4, 23mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 56mm f/1.2, 80mm f/2.8 OIS Macro, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 OIS, 1.4x TC, Flashpoint R2 Strobes/Flashes

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Thorrulz
Goldmember
Avatar
3,762 posts
Gallery: 20 photos
Likes: 341
Joined Jan 2009
Location: The Land of the "Go Big Red!"
     
May 20, 2016 17:53 |  #6920

IMAGE: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7542/27043235152_48f96a852a_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/HcHD​D3  (external link) DSC_9196_8x8 (external link) by RickZPhoto (external link), on Flickr

Flickr (external link)
D800 I Nikon 200 f2 VR 1 I Nikon 200 f2 ED AI-S I Nikon 135 f2 DC I Nikon 28-70 f/2.8 I Nikon 50 f/1.4G I Nikon 85 f/1.8G I Pentax 645D I SMC FA 645 75 F2.8 I SMC FA 645 45-85 F4.5 I SMC FA 645 200 F4
My sister, the professional baker and cake decorator once told me that my camera takes great pics. My reply was that I thought her oven baked great cakes.:lol:

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Thorrulz
Goldmember
Avatar
3,762 posts
Gallery: 20 photos
Likes: 341
Joined Jan 2009
Location: The Land of the "Go Big Red!"
     
May 20, 2016 18:04 |  #6921

IMAGE: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7548/26863929690_32fd239e47_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/GVSE​ny  (external link) DSC_9068_8x10 (external link) by RickZPhoto (external link), on Flickr

Flickr (external link)
D800 I Nikon 200 f2 VR 1 I Nikon 200 f2 ED AI-S I Nikon 135 f2 DC I Nikon 28-70 f/2.8 I Nikon 50 f/1.4G I Nikon 85 f/1.8G I Pentax 645D I SMC FA 645 75 F2.8 I SMC FA 645 45-85 F4.5 I SMC FA 645 200 F4
My sister, the professional baker and cake decorator once told me that my camera takes great pics. My reply was that I thought her oven baked great cakes.:lol:

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Pagman
I just hold the thing :-)
Avatar
8,661 posts
Gallery: 1910 photos
Likes: 8930
Joined Dec 2011
     
May 22, 2016 20:05 |  #6922

Hi folks nice seeing everyone on here and still a few regular faces, I had a bit of a sad story - I was enjoying a replacement for my sick D7100 in the form of a cough cough cough I will say it quickly 7d, when a couple of unexpected bills droppe don the mat that required a cash lifeline to be generated quickly, the only spare things we had was my camera gear, so it was a short add on another forum and a gent brought my stuff of me for Stupid money, atleast it got me out of a hole.

I had a tiny bit left over - missed a camera so much that the only thing available at a good price was a Fuji X-S1 Bridge - you know the one it looks just like a DSLR weighs about the same with a standard zoom but only has a 2/3 size sensor.

I am using that at the moment as it gets me to just over 600mm but my o my its just no good for action, I keep wishing I could get back into Nikon but as cheap as possible - but it would have to be with a 400mm zoom as anything smaller just wont cut it for what i shoot.

Sad Times :-(:-(:-(


Some stuff.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
werds
"Yes, Sire. You'll shut your trap!"
Avatar
613 posts
Gallery: 12 photos
Likes: 64
Joined Mar 2014
Location: Delaware
     
May 22, 2016 21:22 |  #6923

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17991868 (external link)
I'm waiting on the D500 to drop in price.

Me too! Not that I need a D500 or anything lol... but just the possibilities!


Gear: Nikon D750, Nikon D7200, Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS, Sigma 50-150 2.8 OS HSM EX , Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR1, Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC, Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD, Tamron 16-300mm VC PZD, Tamron 150-600 VC, Nikon AF-S 50mm 1.8, Nikon SB-900
POTN Seller Feedback (and other)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
atsilverstein
Goldmember
Avatar
1,254 posts
Gallery: 46 photos
Likes: 1724
Joined Mar 2015
Location: NYC Metro
     
May 25, 2016 23:19 |  #6924

I've rented out a D810 and a f2.8 70-200 because my neighbor asked me (yesterday - eek!) to take her daughter's prom pictures tomorrow. I agreed to do it, and this will be my first formal event/portraiture. I know for a fact that she would not otherwise hire a professional photographer and she is understanding and not expecting professional quality. I took them out for a spin in my backyard this evening to practice using them - the layout of the D810 is not at all similar to my D5100, so it took me a little while to get a handle on where all the basics were. Here's some of the results. I was a little disappointed the focusing system doesn't seem that snappy, so I got a lot of misses. But I'm not really concerned considering my subject tomorrow will be still, which is when I got these nice shots.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
smythie
I wasn't even trying
3,712 posts
Gallery: 30 photos
Likes: 645
Joined Jun 2009
Location: Sydney - Australia
     
May 26, 2016 05:53 |  #6925

The D810 isn't the fastest focussing body in Nikon's stable but I would expect it with a (I presume VR2) 70-200/2.8 to focus very, very quickly. I would expect that combination to be quicker than the Sigma 17-50 or Tamron 70-300 on your D5100 you list in your profile.

As you mention though, prom shots should not require quick focussing so it's less of an issue as long as it finds focus. You've shared a couple of nice shots there too


Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
atsilverstein
Goldmember
Avatar
1,254 posts
Gallery: 46 photos
Likes: 1724
Joined Mar 2015
Location: NYC Metro
     
May 27, 2016 08:55 |  #6926

Here's a few shots from yesterday. It was a small yard and I just barely had enough space to take them.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
atsilverstein
Goldmember
Avatar
1,254 posts
Gallery: 46 photos
Likes: 1724
Joined Mar 2015
Location: NYC Metro
     
May 27, 2016 08:57 |  #6927

Two more..


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
atsilverstein
Goldmember
Avatar
1,254 posts
Gallery: 46 photos
Likes: 1724
Joined Mar 2015
Location: NYC Metro
     
May 27, 2016 09:03 |  #6928

It was a great experience - I learned a lot. I'm very happy with the results all things considering.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Tony_Stark
Shellhead
Avatar
4,287 posts
Likes: 344
Joined May 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
     
May 27, 2016 12:40 |  #6929

Some of my latest work with the D810. Really loving my decision to switch over to the dark side!

IMAGE: https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7088/27255750476_f360a8459e_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/HwuR​3m  (external link) Varis Widebody M4 - Brixton Forged (external link) by George Bucur (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7361/27255751476_455d38d19b_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/HwuR​kA  (external link) Varis Widebody M4 - Brixton Forged (external link) by George Bucur (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7598/27219180481_391948d679_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Htgq​4c  (external link) Varis Widebody M4 - Brixton Forged (external link) by George Bucur (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7427/26682118454_b9c4a76634_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/GDNQ​e5  (external link) Varis Widebody M4 - Brixton Forged (external link) by George Bucur (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7402/27181072942_266449732c_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/HpU7​1E  (external link) Blackbolt Challenger (external link) by George Bucur (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7769/27002428500_fe393b6919_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/H97v​f5  (external link) Blackbolt Challenger (external link) by George Bucur (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7360/26905786001_a77c26aa9e_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/GZzb​N6  (external link) 2016 Brabus Maybach (external link) by George Bucur (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7754/26700901230_8dfc1ec719_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/GFt6​G3  (external link) 2016 Brabus Maybach (external link) by George Bucur (external link), on Flickr

Nikon D810 | 24-70/2.8G | 58/1.4G
EOS M | 22 f/2 STM

Website (external link) | flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
btdrygulch
Member
163 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 15
Joined Feb 2009
     
May 27, 2016 13:16 as a reply to  @ Pagman's post |  #6930

That's a bummer. Too bad we're an ocean apart I'd try to help you out with an equipment loan. I used to work under the landing path to an airport and thoroughly enjoyed taking pictures of the planes coming in. Plus the westward bound aircraft coming out of Logan in Boston sometimes came over us. They were really high and a challenge but I enjoyed trying to get them. I thought I was the only one who did that until I saw your photographs. My last 6 months in the military (Air Force). They trained. Me to be an aircraft spotter. Looking for Russians. It was 1969 and the Cold War was on. I was stationed at a SAC (strategic bomber ) base at the time and they lost my security clearance so I couldn't work at my regular job




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,173,056 views & 1,030 likes for this thread
Got a Nikon? Share your thoughts and photos here or ask a question! (III)
FORUMS Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Nikon Cameras 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is MycalKay
1424 guests, 356 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.