D7000 (50mm) to D600 (85mm) upgrade worth it?

Started Oct 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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D7000 (50mm) to D600 (85mm) upgrade worth it?
Oct 25, 2012

Hi All,

I've got that 'need new kit' itch as it's 2 years since my last major purchase....

I currently love my D7000 and 50mm 1.4 for general family shots with a shallow DOF.  Would a D600 and 85mm F1.8 (1.4 is too much extra) really be a big improvement?  I tend to print no larger than A4 anyway.

Calculations show that at 2 metres DOF is 9cm for 50mm on D7000 (equivalent to 75mm) and DOF is 6cm on D600 85mm F1.8 .  But what's this like in the real world? Anyone else already made a similar upgrade?

My only concern with asking on this forum is people are unlikely to say "No, I spent over £2000 on new kit and it's basically the same as the old set up I had!" So your honesty would be great!


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