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  1. #11
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    Re: Hobbyist seeking knowledge

    Thats one of the reasons I want to upgrade. I hate searching through a menu just change things on the fly.


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  2. #12
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    Hobbyist seeking knowledge
    Hobbyist seeking knowledge-parfreysglenhdr-copy.jpg This is just one from yesterday. 3 image HDR merge of a waterfall.
    1.3 second exposure, 3 second exposure, and a 4.5? second exposure. .9 neutral density stop filter as well. Maybe a little heavy on the local contrast in post processing but I liked it lol
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  3. #13
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    Re: Hobbyist seeking knowledge

    Good image. I would have done a few things differently (darkened the sides a bit and sharpened slightly less), but you definitely seem to know what you're doing. Soooo, I hope you won't mind me sharing my two cents on your plans, as follows:

    Are you REALLY sure you want to get rid of that D5300? Unless you have an unlimited supply of money, you're not going to buy a whole set of lenses, from wide to tele, for your new FX body, whichever it is, right away. You mentioned 'anything nature related', so I assume that includes wildlife and other subjects where a long lens is a plus. Why not keep your D5300 and the 55-300 and/or 55-200 (which is a tad sharper) and sell only your other DX glass? You're not going to get much money for that gear anyway, but this way, you can go for a good FX standard (maybe plus wide) lens first, have a backup body, and still rest assured that your gear covers any subject you like. After all, the combination of a DX body with a long lens and an FX body for everything else makes plenty of sense, giving the DX lens extension factor.
    Lothar Katz

    Nikon D700, D500, D7100, 1 J5, 200-500 f/5.6, 50mm f/1.8 - Tamron 60 f/2 Macro - Sigma 100-400 f/5-6.3, 17-70 f/2.8-4 - Tokina 12-28 f/4 - Yongnou YN568 - Panasonic TZ101 (a.k.a. ZN100) - Photoshop CS6 - Lightroom 6 - DXO PhotoLab - Aurora HDR 2018


  4. #14
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    Re: Hobbyist seeking knowledge

    Howdy Josh and welcome to Nikonites!!!

    As a former D5300, current D810 owner, I would go after glass first before looking to jump into full frame. Good FX glass can be used on any body, but once you go full frame thatís all you have to work with.

    I donít think you can go wrong with either the D750, D810, or D850. They all angle slightly different genres, so there is no real right or wrong, IMO.


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  5. #15
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    Re: Hobbyist seeking knowledge

    Welcome to the site.

    A higher MP body will definitely help in Landscape shooting so I definitely vote for the D850. You can start with the evergreen 50mm F1.8 and then slowly graduate to more lenses as and when you feel the need for.

    A higher MP camera will also benefit from sharper lenses. You can use DXO site to compare the sharpness of various lenses within your budget to shortlist what will be good and what is not worth it.

    Regarding menus, I normally use a very few features and most of my shots are at a fixed ISO, central focus point, spot metering Aperture Priority. If and when required I change the ISO using Fn button and the thumb wheel. So in my case I really prefer less cluttered D3300 compared to the D300 or FX bodies.
    Last edited by aroy; 11-19-2017 at 06:44 AM.
    D300, D3300
    105F2.8 AIS, 70-300 G, 50F1.8 AF, 16-85G ED VR, 18-55DX VRII, AFS DX 35mm F1.8
    2 x SB-800

  6. #16
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    Re: Hobbyist seeking knowledge

    Quote Originally Posted by aroy View Post
    A higher MP camera will also benefit from sharper lenses. You can use DXO site to compare the sharpness of various lenses within your budget to shortlist what will be good and what is not worth it.
    Unfortunately, after reading this posting, https://nikonites.com/d850/40302-nik...#axzz4yq3ANHqH I no longer can trust DXO reviews.
    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

  7. #17
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    Re: Hobbyist seeking knowledge

    I second @Bikerbrent. DxO makes good software but their reviews are not all that trustworthy.
    Lothar Katz

    Nikon D700, D500, D7100, 1 J5, 200-500 f/5.6, 50mm f/1.8 - Tamron 60 f/2 Macro - Sigma 100-400 f/5-6.3, 17-70 f/2.8-4 - Tokina 12-28 f/4 - Yongnou YN568 - Panasonic TZ101 (a.k.a. ZN100) - Photoshop CS6 - Lightroom 6 - DXO PhotoLab - Aurora HDR 2018


  8. #18
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    Re: Hobbyist seeking knowledge

    Welcome to the forum Josh, I think you will like it in Wisconsin. It is a beautiful place. As for camera choice. The key is the balance. If you buy the 850 and don't have the glass it needs you will be disappointed. It is also nice to have a backup camera. You never know when your main camera may need some maintenance.

    It is tough figuring out what to do when considering a change like yours. I got a GREAT deal on a D700 that helped me decide that I like full frame and DX both and I am happy right now with it and my 7200 as I joke with my wife about buying the 850 and more glass
    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
    Yongnuo Speedlight YN568EX, Vanguard ALTA Pro 264AB Tripod, Vanguard
    SBH-100 ball head Beike Gimbal Head, ARCA Swiss B1 ball head

    https://www.dailywalkinthelight.com

  9. #19
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    Re: Hobbyist seeking knowledge

    Welcome.
    I can't suggest any full frame camera because I don't own one, but I wouldn't have the patience to buy a camera that is so expensive I couldn't buy the glass right away.
    I considerd the d750, but didn't have the scratch to get the lenses that I would have wanted. I decided to stick with crop sensor for a bunch of reasons.
    Good luck with whatever you decide.
    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100





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