UpGrade!

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by andrew_whitt, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Hello Nikon Users,
    I have a question- I've been using a Nikon d3000 for the past several years now and I think that I'm due for an upgrade, I'm looking at the following models Nikon D7000, D7100 and D90 Any recommendations??
    thanks so much
     
  2. Hello Andrew,
    As it's your first upgrade in several years you may as well upgrade to the D7100
    No low-pass filter (theoretically improving sharpness slightly)
    Improved focusing system
    Ability to operate down to -2EV light level
    Optional 1.3x crop mode
     
  3. Dear Andrew,
    Without any further information, it is impossible to tell you what camera to get, or even if a new camera body is the best way to spend your money. It's easy to answer "D7100" (arguably the best APS-C Nikon), but it may easily not be the right answer at all.
    Why do you think you are due for an upgrade? What is the D3000 not doing for you what you want it to do? Are there specific features that are not available that make you miss photo oppurtunities? What kind of photos do you like to take? What lenses, flash, tripod do you have? What is the budget you have? Can you describe the kind of photos you would love to make, but cannot make now?
    Instead of thinking you need to upgrade the body everynow and then, try to define for yourself if your current gear poses a problem, and what would be the best way to solve this problem. Newer DSLRs cameras can bring a lot of benefits, but only if your photography actually benefits from such new features - just getting a new camera because it has greater specs (like Chris' list above) isn't a great way to spend money. Lenses more often than not are a better way to expand your photographic options. Flash and a tripod as well. And maybe in the end, rather than buying more gear, the best investment may be a course in photography, books or a trip to a lovely detination with great photographic oppurtunities instead.
     
  4. I agree with Wouter, do not look at what's nice to have, but investigate your needs !
     
  5. Any recommendations??​
    Yep - tell us what/how you shoot.
     
  6. The op isn't saying anything is wrong with his current camera, sounds like he just wants others opinions on what we
    would get IF we WANTED to upgrade. My opinion would be the D7000 and with any extra cash nice lens
     
  7. If you currently own the D3000 with the kit lenses, then those lenses will probably disappoint you on the D7100. Particuarly the 18-55mm. The 55-200 is actually not that bad, but the D7100 brings out every flaw in the lens. I upgraded from the D5100 and saw a big difference with the lens. Now my walk around is a Tamron 17-50mm 2.8. Major difference in quality.
     
  8. D7100 with a Nikon 28-300VR.
     
  9. D7100 with a Nikon 28-300VR - Why this specific lens, if I may ask? Seems a bit an odd choice to me (esp. considering the OP didn't ask about lenses at all).
     
  10. What is your budget? Have you also considered upgrading your equipment such as a tripod and/or monopod (depending on how you use your camera) and better lenses?
     
  11. The op isn't saying anything is wrong with his current camera, sounds like he just wants others opinions on what we would get IF we WANTED to upgrade. My opinion would be the D7000 and with any extra cash nice lens​
    If it was me I would never upgrade.
     

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