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    Upgrade from D3200 to ??

    I currently have a D3200 and ready for an upgrade, I am happy with it but want to have some of the latest upgrades like wifi etc. I am currently using the Eyefi Pro 16G card. I'm not anywhere an advance user and would like advise on if I should stay put or what other D3200 users have advanced too. Money isn't an issue but would like this to be my last one if it lasts that long. The D3200 has served me well and I think my upkeep is what has helped it last as long as it has and it is still in almost new looking condition, also can I still use the lenses I have now on a newer model Nikon? That would be a plus if I can.


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    Re: Upgrade from D3200 to ??

    What kind of photography do you do mostly? Do you want to stay in the DX world for move up to FX?
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

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    Re: Upgrade from D3200 to ??

    Hi Bb, I do buy and sell gold and silver coins so closeup detail is desired. I also buy and sell firearms and closeup details are important as well. I like photographing wildlife outdoor action events. What is the difference from DX to FX? Would FX be beneficial for closeups details?

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    Re: Upgrade from D3200 to ??

    The Wifi is a limiting factor in your request. There are some that think Nikon's implementation of Wifi is subpar... What exactly do you want Wifi for?

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    Re: Upgrade from D3200 to ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonewbie View Post
    Hi Bb, I do buy and sell gold and silver coins so closeup detail is desired. I also buy and sell firearms and closeup details are important as well. I like photographing wildlife outdoor action events. What is the difference from DX to FX? Would FX be beneficial for closeups details?
    I do see that you have all DX lenses. If you upgrade to FX, you will also have to replace all of your lenses. This would also have a side benefit in that a good macro lens would improve your closeup detail more than just a body upgrade. If you upgrade to FX, then you would want the D850 for maximum detail. If you still want to do a DX upgrade, then either a D500 for the action or a D7200 for maximum detail, along with the macro lens upgrade would be the way to go.
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    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

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    Re: Upgrade from D3200 to ??

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    The Wifi is a limiting factor in your request. There are some that think Nikon's implementation of Wifi is subpar... What exactly do you want Wifi for?
    mostly for transferring to my MacBook without having to do it manually

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    Re: Upgrade from D3200 to ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    I do see that you have all DX lenses. If you upgrade to FX, you will also have to replace all of your lenses. This would also have a side benefit in that a good macro lens would improve your closeup detail more than just a body upgrade. If you upgrade to FX, then you would want the D850 for maximum detail. If you still want to do a DX upgrade, then either a D500 for the action or a D7200 for maximum detail, along with the macro lens upgrade would be the way to go.
    So a D7200 body and macro lens is the best upgrade for me? would I notice the difference going FX?

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    Re: Upgrade from D3200 to ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonewbie View Post
    So a D7200 body and macro lens is the best upgrade for me? would I notice the difference going FX?
    You would notice a small improvement going to FX over staying with DX. Frankly you would get almost as much improvement just getting a good macro lens for detail on your D3200. The D7200 would be a an overall improvement mainly in the usability area. In theory the D7200 would improve your WiFi, but since I don't use WiFi on my camera, I can't say how much of an improvement.
    Last edited by Bikerbrent; 03-12-2019 at 12:53 AM.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

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    Re: Upgrade from D3200 to ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonewbie View Post
    So a D7200 body and macro lens is the best upgrade for me? would I notice the difference going FX?
    In a nutshell, the size of your subject will look closer when shot with a DX body vs. FX providing the distance between the subject and camera is the same. Since the DX body has the crop factor, those bodies benefit macro and telephoto capabilities. If you switch to FX, you could use extension tubes for macro which make the images appear larger on the sensor; however, there is light loss when extension tubes are used....much in the same way there is light loss when teleconverters are used. They can also be used with a DX body to pull the subject in even closer than when they aren't used.

    If you are transferring images from camera to Macbook, using a card reader is probably faster and more dependable. But that means doing it manually; however, there is less wear-and-tear on the body. Wifi tends to be used most to transfer images to a smartphone or to use your smartphone to control the body wirelessly.

    Have you looked at the Nikon WU-1a Wireless Adapter? It looks like it is compatible with your current D3200.

    https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-pr...e-adapter.html

    The D7200 is a great value in price and most likely will be discontinued when supplies run out. It uses 2 card slots and has some better features that were taken out of the D7500. The D7500 has a slightly better sensor, but overall, the D7200 is more of a workhorse body than the D7500.

    If you are looking at FX, the D750 is a stellar body, but since macro and wildlife appear to be your biggest interests, staying with DX might be the better way to go.
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  10. #10
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    Re: Upgrade from D3200 to ??

    I avoid recommending people upgrade camera bodies as you'll always chase the latest technology. I instead recommend purchasing quality lenses, new or used. The lenses will hold their value better and longer and will take you further than a new camera body.

    Having said all that, if you want a camera that'll last, without going full pro, your only two options are the D500 and D850. These cameras have the pro build in a consumer body.

    I'm also a gun owner and photograph my weapons. Have you purchased or own a tripod and flash?
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