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  1. #1
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    Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?

    I currently rock a d7100 with a d3300 as backup. My interests are mainly bird & wildlife photography and occasional BIF, and smaller critters (macro), and occasional family / kiddo portraits. And there will be the occasional kiddo sports game or theater performance.

    Have been eyeing a fullframe to try out on a limited budget ($500), which limits my options to a used d700 (or a beater d600, but leaning toward a d700). TBH, my needs seem to be covered well by my current rig, but Iím just curious to see if adding a d700 would let me do things (i.e. get aesthetically nicer photos, or enable getting into other genres of photography (low-light, landscapes, astrophotography) that are beyond my current rig. *As I type this, my self-diagnosis is a severe case of NAS, but as they say, always good to get a second opinion*Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?)

    Wondering if others have made a similar jump in the past and can share your experiences to help me decide whether to make the plunge or hold off. Thanks in advance!!


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    D7100: 200 f/4 Nikkor Q.C Ai'd, 180 f/2.8 P.C Ai'd, 135 f/2.8 Q Ai'd, 105 f/2.5 Ai-s, 100 f/2.8 E, 75-150 f/3.5 E, 55 f/3.5 P.C Micro Ai'd (w/ PK-13), 50 f/1.8 AF, 50 f/1.8 E, 28 f/2.8 Ai-s, 28 f/3.5 H Ai'd, modified TC-16A, 18-55 DX VR, 55-200 DX VR



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    Re: Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?

    A full frame camera would require new lenses probably. If all you present lenses are DX then stick with what you have


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    Re: Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?

    I agree with Don. It appears you have mostly DX lenses and a few very old FX lenses. Plus, for your wildlife photography, a DX camera is the preferred choice since a 200mm lens on FX becomes a 300mm on DX.
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    Re: Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    I agree with Don. It appears you have mostly DX lenses and a few very old FX lenses. Plus, for your wildlife photography, a DX camera is the preferred choice since a 200mm lens on FX becomes a 300mm on DX.
    Thanks,@dkuykendall and @Bikerbrent, for the input. Sounds like I should suppress my NAS and stick with my current rig until I have a more solid reason to consider FX Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?




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    D7100: 200 f/4 Nikkor Q.C Ai'd, 180 f/2.8 P.C Ai'd, 135 f/2.8 Q Ai'd, 105 f/2.5 Ai-s, 100 f/2.8 E, 75-150 f/3.5 E, 55 f/3.5 P.C Micro Ai'd (w/ PK-13), 50 f/1.8 AF, 50 f/1.8 E, 28 f/2.8 Ai-s, 28 f/3.5 H Ai'd, modified TC-16A, 18-55 DX VR, 55-200 DX VR

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    Re: Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?

    I will chime in. This spring I only had a D7200 with no backup camera. I had an opportunity to buy a D700 and I did buy it. My intent was to use it IN low light and just some landscape. Most of my lenses were FX with the exception of two. If you want to try out FX I would recommend the D700. I use mine much more than I thought I would.

    The D7200 is used for Birds and the like with my 200-500 mostly and the 700 ends up in my bag for church photos and such where there is low light. I also have done some Senior photos and Engagement Photos with the 700. I just like the camera. I am happy with my sunrise results, but I will warn you that it does make you hungry for lenses.

    It is not a 750 But I have been really pleasantly surprised. I think you might like the results f some of your primes.
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    Re: Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?

    I own both, the D700 and the D7100. The D700 is a nice camera with a good sensor, though the resolution is dated and can't keep up with newer bodies. Usability-wise, it has a few kinks (that it shares with the whole D3/D300 lineup) to which I can't quite get used, but that may be a matter of personal taste. Agree with Danno it is a better low-light performer, so it definitely has its place.

    If you can find a cheap one, I'd say you have enough lenses to equip it with. Realize, though, that it will only be useful for some of your kiddie and theater shots but not for anything else you shoot. For wildlife/BIF/sports, a D500 would put you on a whole different level but unfortunately is in another price range.
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    Re: Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?

    From what I see from your signature, you have plenty of nice older nikkor lenses that you could use with the d700. The D700 has a great sensor and is great for low light and manual focus lenses. If you can afford it, go for it. It might not be the latest, but it's a great capable camera. You can always get a newer model later.
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    Re: Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?

    It can be, if you don't mind replacing some of your lenses with full-frame ones. :P
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    Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?

    @Danno, @lokatz, @Marcel, @Nero: thanks for chiming in in favor of the D700. I think yíall undid the good work of @dkuykendall and @Bikerbrent Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade? Jokes aside, would be helpful to hear of your favorite lens(es) to use with your D700.
    @lokatz: could you elaborate on the usability issues you have encountered? And youíre right, a D500 would be nice, but canít justify getting one yet when I havenít really hit the limits of my current rig. Also, Iíd have liked a d750 or a d6x0 (due to their similarities with the D7100), but theyíre quite a premium (over the D700) for just dipping my toes in FX Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?


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    D7100: 200 f/4 Nikkor Q.C Ai'd, 180 f/2.8 P.C Ai'd, 135 f/2.8 Q Ai'd, 105 f/2.5 Ai-s, 100 f/2.8 E, 75-150 f/3.5 E, 55 f/3.5 P.C Micro Ai'd (w/ PK-13), 50 f/1.8 AF, 50 f/1.8 E, 28 f/2.8 Ai-s, 28 f/3.5 H Ai'd, modified TC-16A, 18-55 DX VR, 55-200 DX VR

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    Re: Is d7100 to d700 an upgrade?

    D700 usability: on the D300/700/3/3S/3X, Nikon implemented a few button changes that were reverted again on all of its later models. Instead of the AF/M selector with an extra push button that is common to other models, there is a M/C/S three-way switch, which in my view makes switching from single to continuous focus much more cumbersome than it should be. Similarly, the metering mode selection on these cameras is done via a three-way switch (matrix/center-weighted/spot) on the back of the camera, which I find less practical than the way it is implemented on other bodies. Neither of these is a show stopper, but they do bother me when switching between my D7100 or D500 and the D700.

    My D700 is glued to my 50mm lens, just like the D500 only gets the long lenses. D7100 takes care of everything else just fine.
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