Nikon D7200, any known issues?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by QuantumLo0p, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

    QuantumLo0p

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    #1
    Hello,
    I had an earlier thread about an opportunity to buy a used D7100 but I missed the sale so now it's back to looking. There are some used 7100's in the local market but the less expensive sellers are dodging questions about USA/import and the rest are not priced much cheaper below new prices. So now I am thinking of new again and considering a 7200 to use with a Tamron 150-600 I will be purchasing soon. (rebate through February!) The new D500 would be my first choice but...

    Are there any known issues, service bulletins or quirks about the 7200? Sounds like a great camera but articles I have read are basically initial impressions around its release time. I'm looking for opinions from people who have some experience with it. I hope I get through this soon; I'm get so anxious. ;)
     
  2. mofunk macrumors 68000

    mofunk

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Location:
    Americas
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

    Apple fanboy

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Behind the Lens, UK
    #3
    I have the D7100 and it's a fine camera. The D7200 is only going to be better.
    The last major issue Nikon had was on a D600. They sorted that with free repairs. In fact as there were a few repairs to my friends D600, they upgraded him to a D610 for nothing a year later.
    So even if there was an issue, it will have been sorted by now. Plus I'd have heard about it!
    Go for it.
    Interesting choice of lens though. I assume it won't be your only lens?
     
  4. Cheese&Apple macrumors 68000

    Cheese&Apple

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto
    #4
    The D7200 (great camera) corrected what was for wildlife and sports photographers the biggest complaint about the D7100.

    Buffer capacity when shooting 14 bit lossless RAW
    • D7100 = 6 shots
    • D7200 = 18 shots

    So if that's important to you, stay away from the D7100.

    ~ Peter
     
  5. QuantumLo0p thread starter macrumors 6502a

    QuantumLo0p

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    #5
    Not my only lens although my choice to use DX is a combination of long distance shots and price. I shoot some road race events as well as wildlife and other outdoor shots. I used to to road race motorcycles so when I started playing with photography I was able to get press passes through my contacts. In many cases in pits and the paddocks there are restrictions on distance for all except a very short A-list of press so I shot a lot of teams using longer lenses. I liked the DOF and bokeh I was getting, even from lower end lenses such as the Nikkor 70-300. I have some wide angle lenses which are obviously somewhat crippled in DX and I also have a Nikkor 105 macro which I like a lot. Overall my main interest is long distance shots and since I only shoot with good light, the 150-600 should be fine. I believe my days of renting fast Nikkor 300 and 400 lenses are behind me.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 19, 2016 ---
    By the way thank you all for the D7200 input! I was just concerned if there were any significant issues to worry about but it sounds like there are none to speak of!

    Getting extremely anxious at this point!
    :)
     
  6. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

    Apple fanboy

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Behind the Lens, UK
    #6
    We've all been there!
    I'd take a look at the Nikon 200-500 lens. Picked mine up last month and it's a great lens for the price.
     
  7. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 15, 2014
    #7
    I'm getting a D7200 upgrade from my D3300 soon. I have been back and forth on Sony's A6300, Canon's new 80D and it still appears the D7200 will be the best choice.
     
  8. mofunk macrumors 68000

    mofunk

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Location:
    Americas
    #8
    If you've been using a Nikon DSLR and like it. Why not just stay with Nikon. The improvements you will find over the D3300 is basically more controls and better battery life.
     
  9. QuantumLo0p thread starter macrumors 6502a

    QuantumLo0p

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    #9
    Well, I finally made the purchase and I am amazed how much more camera this is compared to my old 70! I was considering the D500 as well but I ultimately opted for the 7200; deciding the 7200 was enough camera for me and also almost half the price of a D500. My next purchase is going to be a 150-600 lens and will decide between a Sigma-c and the Tamron.

    Thank you all for your input and advice.
    :)
     
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

    Apple fanboy

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Behind the Lens, UK
    #10
    Enjoy. I'd recommend the Nikon 200-500 over either the Sigma or Tamron offerings.
     
  11. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 15, 2014
    #11
    And don't forget focus points, dynamic range, better sensor and a myriad of things.
     
  12. QuantumLo0p thread starter macrumors 6502a

    QuantumLo0p

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    #12
    I will certainly consider it although I have to say my priority is extreme distance shooting so I am willing to sacrifice a little to be able to get the shot.
     
  13. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

    Apple fanboy

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Behind the Lens, UK
    #13
    In good light you can add a 1.4 TC to the Nikon. Not sure about the other two.
    Either way on your crop sensor 500mm is the equivalent of a 750mm.
     
  14. QuantumLo0p thread starter macrumors 6502a

    QuantumLo0p

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    #14
    I know! :) And the Sigma/Tamron 150-600 is the equivalent of a 900mm! That is precisely why I am staying with DX at least for now. I have some shots in mind which will push the limit of 750-900mm and also as much cropping as I can get away with.

    I will look at the Nikkor -500 mm, Sigma 150-600 and the Tamron 150-600 but most of my interest is at the long end.
     

Share This Page