Upgrade from D90

Started May 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Upgrade from D90
In reply to Richieg, May 5, 2012

Richieg wrote:

Well I finally sold my D90 and now I need to decide what to replace it with. I am using an e-pl1 at the minute just to try out the m43 system.

I still have my 50 f1.8 and Nikon 70-300 so I am weighing up the options of dumping these and getting an omd or nex-7 or keeping them and getting a D700 and keeping a small camera. The D800 is outa my reach I think.

I like to shoot family (2 small kids), landscapes, street, portrait and I shoot some Motorsport or low light sport the very odd time.

I got rid of the D90 for the following reasons;
Terrible small viewfinder
Poor high iso
No af-on button which I got into recently

Slightly small grip, my pinky kept slipping of the end without the grip attached.
3 exposure bracketing
Miserable 9 point af.

This post is confusing. You obviously would prefer a large body camera, but are looking at even smaller bodied cameras than the D90? Why not just pick up a used D300s for the stuff that requires lightspeed AF, and keep the u4/3 system for your "small" camera? Then you can keep the Nikon lenses or sell them and buy something that might work better for motorsports. Of the two mirrorless cameras, I might prefer the OM-D; definitely better than your E-PL1, but not smaller - and faster to AF than the NEX-7, but nowhere near as fast as a DSLR.

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Olympus XZ-1 Nikon D90 Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR +1 more
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