Anything bad about the D7100?

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  1. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    I have an opportunity to buy a D7100 at a decent price. I'm waiting to hear back from the seller about shutter actuations. Has anyone heard of any seriously bad aspects of this camera?
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Nope. I have one as my back up. It was my main body until I got the D750. Great camera if you are looking for an APC sensor DSLR. Since the D7200 came out the price has dropped significantly, yet there is little to chose between them.
    I say go for it if the price is right.
     
  3. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Only bad thing about it really is that it will bring on acute bouts of Gear Acquisition Syndrome due to the desire to pimp it out with ever more expensive glassware for it.
     
  4. jtrainor56 macrumors regular

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    I agree with kenoh, now that I have my D7100 I find that the glass I would have purchased for my D5100 is just not going to cut it.
     
  5. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a

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    Just one small thing, if you're thinking about upgrading to full frame eventually, wait and invest into glass rather than a body as once you get a FF body, your glass search starts again - just my $0.02.
     
  6. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Glass search is neverending be warned. You will search for good glass, then you will start with classic rendering glass. It never ends.

    My advice? Accept this is a step in the Journey. If you are in any way "into photography", then like my learned friends say on here, buy glass with future. You WILL crave full frame, you WILL eventually justify the cost, there WILL be a Dxxx in your future so spend wisely on glass.

    But...7100 cracking. Go for it, enjoy it and learn from it.
     
  7. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

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    All good,
    a lot depends on what you have now and what you expect it to do,
    has great pixel density and focus is good, I know a lot of wildlife photogs are putting $10000 worth of glass on the front of 7100's so that says something, thats is great IQ, pixel density and DX crop factor, the same guys used to have D300's for the same reason but the D7100 is sporting more pixels, if their was a D400 out, that would be the way to go but most are just upgrading to 7200's
    Just try and watch your ISO doesn't get to high and you will good to go!
    Don't pay too much!
    ......Gary
     
  8. QuantumLo0p thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all the input! It looks like the biggest difference between the 7100 and 7200 is add-on wi-fi vs. built in? Also I have been reading i can use FX lenses on DX bodies. Obviously they are going to be pricier than their DX counterparts but I also read just the sweet spot of the FX lens image is captured by the smaller DX sensor. Hmm, sounds interesting. If I found some decent FX lenses then I could definitely use them down the road if I get, say, a D6XX, D7XX or D8XX. Currently I'm still using (try not to laugh!) my old D70. Hard to get decent images sometimes and the low res keeps me from cropping too much. I really need to upgrade, lol. Locally there isn't much available as far as FX sensor bodies for sale but I'm keeping my eyes open. So at this point I'm thinking a nice 7100 or maybe a D6XX/D7XX/D8XX if I happen to find a good price. I dunno, whatever I stumble across should be good for me and it sounds like the 7100 is quite nice. It's a huge step up from my 70 dinosaur.

    Dang, it's happening again...collecting Nikon boxes and the goodies that comes in them!
    ;)
     
  9. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Nothing wrong with a D70. You likely know it better than we know our new fangled dangled cameras.

    The 7100 is going to be plenty of an eye opening upgrade for you. The D6xx/7xx/8xx are nice but they are a significant increase in cost.

    On the lenses, all we are saying about the FX lenses is that there is an upgrade path so if you do go FX in the future, you are not having to swap out your lens system again.

    Further, check, your lenses you already have may work on the 7100 too. Not going to give you the benefit of latest up to date optics (this is questionable as I get some of my favourite images from a lens made in 1978!) but they will tide you over until you fill out your inventory with shiny new FX glass.

    Exciting time for you. Enjoy it!
     
  10. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a

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    Good thinking. I've made a transition from D50 to D7000 and the difference has been unbelievable at first, you'll see. For me it was mainly the DR, resolution and the RAW capabilities. Then switched to D610 when I went FF so if you need any hands-on tips there, I can help!
     
  11. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    You certainly can use FX glass on a D7100 (I do). However where it's an advantage on your telephoto (my 70-200 becomes a 105-300 on a crop sensor), it's s district disadvantage on the wider stuff. I love my 14-24 on my D750, but it never felt right on my D7100.
    But if you are planning on going FF it makes sence to buy universal glass. However the step up in IQ is not that great between FF and a crop sensor, so IMO by the D7100 (unless you can find a bargain second hand) and use your saved cash on better glass.
     
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    Do what a lot of folk do buy lenes that work with vrop sensor but are really FF lens the glass quality is better.
     

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