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  1. #1
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    Got a dilemma

    Decided to buy a DSLR and lens, after much checking it looks like Nikon are the only ones to make proper DSLRs

    Thinking what to do, the D500 is out of the question on price,the D7500 is out of the question for other reasons as well as how close the price is to other cameras.

    Outfit 1 ime looking at Nikon D750,Sigma100-400 and 1.4 TC, i actually have the D750 on trial at the moment its secondhand with just over 12,000 clicks so just run in,my LCS didnt have any secondhand 100-400 so just for testing reach i took an old 120-400 and 1.4TC.


    Outfit 2 is a New D7200 with the same sigma lens and converter, i know i would have more reach with the D7200.

    I moved away from Nikon as i struggled to carry the weight but now most of my jaunts are on a mobility scooter so ime not carrying the camera as such,i tried a 150-600 in the shop but found the extended weight a problem for holding any length of time, so thats out.

    Chasing small birds doesnt happen as much now so its larger birds mostly in flight or smaller birds in flight as they will often fly closer than they will perch, the 10 f8 compatable focus points on the D750 make it better than the 1 center point on the D7200,if i did need reach the 100-400 and TC will work on my V2 and i will still have the m4/3 gear where my 75-300 gives a FOV = to 150-600.

    Reading this its looking like the D750 but i will listen to any points i have missed.


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    Re: Got a dilemma

    I remember reading about the issue with some focus points near the edges not displaying so not being able to use them with longer lenses. Some people simply deal with it so I'm putting that issue aside. That is a choice only you can make.

    I own both the D750 and D7200. Both are incredible, and the sensors of both are excellent. I found the D7200 to have an improved sensor over the D7100. I've used both my D750 and D7200 to take photos during Worship (no flash) so wind up using ISO 5000 or ISO 8000 regularly. And honestly I find it hard to tell the difference. The Sanctuary isn't overly bright which is why I have to go so high with my ISO. So for me, using either for high ISO is fine.

    Birding isn't my thing so I don't know the differences between buffering.

    Comparable DX lenses should be less expensive than FX glass and should weigh less, too. If cost wasn't such an issue, the Nikon 300mm f/4 PF lens is very light. Coupled with a 1.4x teleconverter, you'd have some reach, is sharp, and is very easy to handle. I remember reading Jake using his 300mm f/4 PF quite a bit even though he has the Sigma Sport 150-600mm (I think that's the more expensive version over the Contemporary).

    The Nikon 300mm f/4 (non-VR lens) is also outstanding although it lacks VR. And it isn't nearly as heavy as the 150-600mm zooms. Not sure if you'd be able to handle the weight. It weighs about the same as the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRii. When the non-VR 300mm f/4 is coupled with a 1.4x teleconverter, it too gives impressive results. I think Woody uses this combo occasionally. I still have my non-VR 300mm f/4 but only use my 300mm f/4 PF due to the difference in weight. I'm hesitant to let the non-VR lens go because it is one of my sharpest lenses.

    In the end, it's going to come down to compromises. Only you can decide which features will be the best options. Good luck with your search. I have limitations due to chronic tendonitis in my forearms as well as trigger finger and trigger thumb. That limits my using BBF. BBF tends to make my trigger thumb issue even worse. Good luck with wading through your choices! You have a lot to consider, but in the end, no doubt you'll love shooting with a Nikon DSLR.
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    Re: Got a dilemma

    Mike, one other difference is the D750 has an articulating screen that the D7200 lacks. It's a feature I use on my D750 when shooting close to the ground. It's also handy when the camera might be at an unusual angle and especially handy for Live View during macro.
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  4. #4
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    Re: Got a dilemma

    Thanks Cindy, the lens decision is made, i have ordered the Sigma 100-400, i have had one before and that sample was very sharp, so its just the body now, ime fortunate in the sense my local dealer will let me keep the 750 untill after i have tried the 100-400 on it,he has a demo 7200 i could take for a couple of days if ime still not sure.
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    Re: Got a dilemma

    If I was shooting mostly birds, (even just larger ones) I would definitely get the D7200. The D750 is a fine camera, but the trouble I had with it I would be weary about purchasing it again.

    Just my opinion.
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    Re: Got a dilemma

    I would recommend the D7200 with the with the Sigma 100-400 as due to the crop factor. It will give you the equivalent of a 150-600 lens. With the 1.4 teleconverter, it will give you a 210-840 lens. People seem to have very few problems with the D7200. I would love an articulated screen, but this won't happen as Nikon wants to sell you the crippled D7500 instead.
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    Re: Got a dilemma

    I ordered a Nikon D7200, Grip and a Sigma 17-50 2.8. Sunday should be my lucky day do get it.
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    Re: Got a dilemma

    Got a dilemma
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Jaeger View Post
    I ordered a Nikon D7200, Grip and a Sigma 17-50 2.8. Sunday should be my lucky day do get it.

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    Re: Got a dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktop View Post
    If I was shooting mostly birds, (even just larger ones) I would definitely get the D7200. The D750 is a fine camera, but the trouble I had with it I would be weary about purchasing it again.

    Just my opinion.
    Thanks i remember reading your story now you mention it, any way gone the whole hog and got the D500
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    Re: Got a dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktop View Post
    If I was shooting mostly birds, (even just larger ones) I would definitely get the D7200. The D750 is a fine camera, but the trouble I had with it I would be weary about purchasing it again.

    Just my opinion.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    Thanks i remember reading your story now you mention it, any way gone the whole hog and got the D500
    I love my D750, too, but I'd be hesitant to buy another one. If I don't wait for the body to go into standby before turning it off, it will give an ERR the next time I turn it on and press the shutter button. The mirror locks up when that happens. From what I've read, it has to do with the CPU. Mine is no longer under warranty so I simply try to stay cognizant. The other day was the first time this has happened in a very long time. The thing is I remember shutting it off before it happened and realized it hadn't yet gone into standby. But it was fine once I pressed the shutter a 2nd time to release the mirror.

    The only thing the D7200 lacks that I wish it would have for my use is the articulating screen. Glad you chose a D500, Mike.
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