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    D500 worth it?

    I currently have the D7100 and would like to get a better camera and have read good and bad things about the D500, i shoot sports, landscapes and macro, so would the jump up be worth the extra money?


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    Re: D500 worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by bikeit View Post
    I currently have the D7100 and would like to get a better camera and have read good and bad things about the D500, i shoot sports, landscapes and macro, so would the jump up be worth the extra money?
    I think assigning a dollar value to something like the differences between very capable cameras is a difficult thing to do. The D500 is an outstanding camera, but so is the D7100. What is it about the D7100 you find lacking?
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    Re: D500 worth it?

    The refurb prices on the D500 are pretty crazy ... crazy low. But yeah, before dropping $1500USD on a camera body, you should have a good idea on what it's going to do for you that you can't do today.

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    Re: D500 worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by bikeit View Post
    I currently have the D7100 and would like to get a better camera and have read good and bad things about the D500, i shoot sports, landscapes and macro, so would the jump up be worth the extra money?
    Not to be nasty about it, but that answer really depends upon how much you value your money, and how much enjoyment and satisfaction you expect to get out of a D500. For me, as of right now, it isn't worth it because I've made several huge purchases in the last year, and I want to keep my money for our emergency fund. In time, I expect that to change.

    As to when it will change, I'll have to see about this Saturday when I visit a very nice B&M camera shop. I know they are going to try to get me to look at one, if they have any in stock. I also know that they are going to try to get me to consider purchasing the Nikon 200-500mm lens.

    It'll be very difficult to resist, and while I probably shouldn't go, there are a few items I want to look at and purchase if they work for me. I need to take someone with me to keep me on track, and that person is Will Power!!

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    Re: D500 worth it?

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    I need to take someone with me to keep me on track, and that person is Will Power!!

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    Re: D500 worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by bikeit View Post
    I currently have the D7100 and would like to get a better camera and have read good and bad things about the D500, i shoot sports, landscapes and macro, so would the jump up be worth the extra money?
    The D500 shines in fast action, i dont think with landscapes and macro you'd benefit significantly, higher ISO's perhaps, but the D7100 has more resolution.

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    Re: D500 worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    Not to be nasty about it, but that answer really depends upon how much you value your money, and how much enjoyment and satisfaction you expect to get out of a D500. For me, as of right now, it isn't worth it because I've made several huge purchases in the last year, and I want to keep my money for our emergency fund. In time, I expect that to change.

    As to when it will change, I'll have to see about this Saturday when I visit a very nice B&M camera shop. I know they are going to try to get me to look at one, if they have any in stock. I also know that they are going to try to get me to consider purchasing the Nikon 200-500mm lens.

    It'll be very difficult to resist, and while I probably shouldn't go, there are a few items I want to look at and purchase if they work for me. I need to take someone with me to keep me on track, and that person is Will Power!!

    WM
    A friend of mine, and former boss, just decided to upgrade his D50... They had a "Wild Life Package" at the local B&M Photography Shop... He walked out with a D500 AND 200-500 f/5.6 at a reasonable price... Be VERY careful WM!
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    Re: D500 worth it?

    I have a D7100. If I put the D500 next to the D750, the D750 looks more attractive to me than the D500. YMMV.
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    Re: D500 worth it?

    For me the answer is yes, it was worth ever penny. As a counterpoint, my boss bought a D500 with the intention of selling his D7200. He is keeping the D7200 and selling the D500 because after shooting for a month with both, he prefers the D7200! It's all in your specific needs.


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    Re: D500 worth it?

    [QUOTE=Horoscope Fish;606264]I think assigning a dollar value to something like the differences between very capable cameras is a difficult thing to do. The D500 is an outstanding camera, but so is the D7100. What is it about the D7100 you find lacking?

    It not that i dont like the d7100 i would just like to upgrade to a camera that the buffer doesnt full up so quick. and can focus faster
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