D200 Guy seeks input from D800 Owners...

Started Nov 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Re: When making a major investment
In reply to Old Ed, Nov 11, 2012

When making a major investment it can be worth it to make a train or car journey to handle the equipment you have in mind.

I did not rate the D200 as quite the equal of 100 ISO film, and the D300 as better at 400 ISO than 100 ISO film, plus much improved AF.

Whether DX to FX is right for you is another topic - and a bit of a conundrum. Right now Nikon have no direct 24 MP D200 DX upgrade - but may well have in 6 months.

As money is a concern short term going DX upgrade next year (assume more new DX bodies) is an option as you do not have to buy any FX glass to get the best out of a new DX body.

The D7000 (now somewhat dated) is a big resolution, AF and dynamic range step up from your D200, though in terms of build quality and AF not as good as a D300s.

The D800 is a significant resolution and AF step up from a D7000 with a D600 somewhere in between.

Whether you upgrade to D600/800 or wait for a "D7100/D400" you will gain a significant increase in performance compared to a D200.

A possible downside if you have an old compute is a possible need for a new computer, but most do this every 4-5 years (or sooner) anyway.

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