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  1. #1
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    Upgrade head ache.....

    good morning from the UK, long time since ive posted

    need a little advice please. i currently own a D5600 with a 70-300 and 200-500 lens. im looking to upgrade to a better body. its between d7500 and d500

    i mainly shoot wildlife, BIF, action shots, sports (im not really a landscape person or portrait)

    what are peoples thoughts? (i understand there is a cost difference, but im looking for a body where i dont have to upgrade again, or at least for many many years)

    upgrade will be end of this month.

    OR would the D7200 be a better option than the D500 or the D7500?

    regards
    dave


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  2. #2
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    Re: Upgrade head ache.....

    Not tried the D7500 but had two goes with a D500 because i wanted to use that camera, with a long enough lens though it was just too heavy for me so opted back to Olympus, if i could manage it the D500 all the time.
    Mike

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    Re: Upgrade head ache.....

    Nikon didn't make a grip for the D7500 so the body doesn't have the contact on the bottom like other Nikon bodies have. However, there is an aftermarket grip that is made although I don't think it performs quite as good as Nikon grips. If you are into shooting wildlife, sports, and actions, that's definitely something you should consider.

    I have the D7200. While it's a great body, I do miss the articulating (tilt) screen that I have on my D750. The D500 does include the articulating screen. The D500 has a slightly better sensor than the D7200. And the D500 is a pro body with more focus points and a better buffer rate for quick successive shots. Overall the D500 outperforms the D7200 for wildlife and sports.

    https://photographylife.com/nikon-d500-vs-d7200
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  4. #4
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    Re: Upgrade head ache.....

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNewman View Post

    i mainly shoot wildlife, BIF, action shots, sports (im not really a landscape person or portrait)
    I don't think you'll find anything better than the D500 for what you shoot.
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    Re: Upgrade head ache.....

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNewman View Post
    good morning from the UK, long time since ive posted

    need a little advice please. i currently own a D5600 with a 70-300 and 200-500 lens. im looking to upgrade to a better body. its between d7500 and d500

    i mainly shoot wildlife, BIF, action shots, sports (im not really a landscape person or portrait)

    what are peoples thoughts? (i understand there is a cost difference, but im looking for a body where i dont have to upgrade again, or at least for many many years)

    upgrade will be end of this month.

    OR would the D7200 be a better option than the D500 or the D7500?

    regards
    dave
    D500. Hands down, full stop.
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    Re: Upgrade head ache.....

    thanks for the replies guys

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    Re: Upgrade head ache.....

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNewman View Post
    thanks for the replies guys
    Dave, a little more info for you - here is Photography Life's review of the D500.

    Quote from article:

    There is no question that the D500 is meant to be viewed as, and perform as, a mini-D5. Consider the naming of the two, the simultaneous announcements, the new auto-focus system common to both, the use of XQD memory cards in both cameras, and even the identical resolution 21MP sensors, among many other commonalities.

    https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-d500
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  8. #8
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    Re: Upgrade head ache.....

    absolute great read.....

    i think thats firmed my decision up

  9. #9
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    Re: Upgrade head ache.....

    Nothing better than the D500 for action, BIF, etc.

  10. #10
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    Re: Upgrade head ache.....

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNewman View Post
    i currently own a D5600 with a 70-300 and 200-500 lens. im looking to upgrade to a better body. its between d7500 and d500 ... i mainly shoot wildlife, BIF, action shots, sports (im not really a landscape person or portrait)
    For those subjects, get the D500. No contest. And get an XQD card.

    One other thing. Both lenses are relatively slow. I don't know which 70-300 you have, but if it's the AFS then neither are fast focusing. It will make a difference if you can get a lens like the 70-200/2.8, even if it's a used VR 1. Your ability to control DOF will really improve, your ability to track moving subjects will improve.





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