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  1. #31
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    Re: New Camera For Retirement - Narrowed to 5 - Seeking Advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Needa View Post
    Seems like a perfectly reasonable choice. Did you consider the z50? If so what were your thoughts on it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    I agree with Needa. The z50 would be my first choice since it could use your existing lenses and help with the weight issue. A refurb D7200 would be my second choice, followed by the D7500.

    I just looked on Adorama an hour ago and the D7500 is on sale for $896, so I ordered it.

    Yes, I looked hard at the Z50 and it has a lot of nice qualities, especially lighter weight and great specs. I think I would have been happy with the Z50. However, in the end, I was familiar with the D7200 so the learning curve for the D7500 shouldn't be as steep. I also know the D7500 is built like a tank. Maybe when the D3100 poops out in a few years, I will shop for the Z50 equivalent at the time. By then, the mirrorless cameras will have been on the market long enough that any "bugs" will be worked out and maybe the price will come down.

    Thank you all for your input to help my decision.


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  2. #32
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    Re: New Camera For Retirement - Narrowed to 5 - Seeking Advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by pnomanikon View Post
    I just looked on Adorama an hour ago and the D7500 is on sale for $896, so I ordered it.
    Kudos and good luck. As a precaution, be sure to check your shutter count after you receive it. I've heard of a few people who received camera bodies from Adorama listed as new but which had some shutter actuations. Yours might very well be fine - but at least check to be sure.
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  3. #33
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    Re: New Camera For Retirement - Narrowed to 5 - Seeking Advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Kudos and good luck. As a precaution, be sure to check your shutter count after you receive it. I've heard of a few people who received camera bodies from Adorama listed as new but which had some shutter actuations. Yours might very well be fine - but at least check to be sure.
    Thanks. I've had good luck with them in the past but it is still good to "trust but verify." I will do a check right away when I get it. Good to have the security of paying with a credit card, too. I did make sure (via their online chat) that it is USA and not grey market.
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    Re: New Camera For Retirement - Narrowed to 5 - Seeking Advice!

    I wish you nothing but happiness with your purchase.

    But for $200 more I would have been all over the Z50 package with the pair of lenses and would have tossed in another $50 for the adapter (body alone with the adapter would have been the same). Mirrorless is the future.
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  5. #35
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    Re: New Camera For Retirement - Narrowed to 5 - Seeking Advice!

    Congrats on your choice. I have no doubt that you'll be pleased with the D7500. Looking forward to seeing some shots.
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  6. #36
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    Re: New Camera For Retirement - Narrowed to 5 - Seeking Advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorArts View Post
    I wish you nothing but happiness with your purchase.

    But for $200 more I would have been all over the Z50 package with the pair of lenses and would have tossed in another $50 for the adapter (body alone with the adapter would have been the same). Mirrorless is the future.
    Yes, mirrorless probably is the future, but I'm old-fashioned when it comes to technology and other things. When we were shopping for a new car last year, I got the base model without all the safety nannies (lane assist, auto braking, etc). As a professional (retired now) musician, I favor the classical (lumping together baroque, classical, romantic, impressionistic, nationalistic, etc) but not 12-tone avante-garde music. I love my old Windows 7 computer even though my son is screaming at me to upgrade to Windows 10. My wife calls me a "fuddy duddy". LOL

    Since I'm already a little familiar with the D7200, I thought that would give me a head start.



    Quote Originally Posted by bluzman View Post
    Congrats on your choice. I have no doubt that you'll be pleased with the D7500. Looking forward to seeing some shots.
    Thanks!
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    Re: New Camera For Retirement - Narrowed to 5 - Seeking Advice!

    good luck with your choice and have some fun shooting.
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  8. #38
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    Re: New Camera For Retirement - Narrowed to 5 - Seeking Advice!

    My new D7500 arrived safely today in the mail. Everything checked out. Took 2 pictures and checked shutter count, and it was 02 (thanks, @hark ). US model and warranty card. I think I'm good to go.

    I downloaded the PDF Owner's Manual last week, so I've been reading up on it. Lots of similarities with my old D7200, so that makes it a little easier. It also doesn't seem as heavy as I remember. Maybe I've gotten stronger in the past year. Haha!

    Now watch next week they will go on Cyber Monday Sale for $200 off. Ugh! Oh well, $100 off was good.

    THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR YOUR ADVICE AND INPUT!!



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  9. #39
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    Re: New Camera For Retirement - Narrowed to 5 - Seeking Advice!

    Congratulations! May it serve you well.
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  10. #40
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    Re: New Camera For Retirement - Narrowed to 5 - Seeking Advice!

    The D7500 is a good choice, like a D7200 on steroids. I think you will like it.
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