Nikon D7100 crop factor

Started Mar 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
dave gaines
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In reply to Chrisp63, Mar 15, 2013

You've posted a total of 3 times, including this goodbye, so-long thread.

The E-510 can easily be upgraded with something new or used from Olympus. For the price of a Nikon D7100 ($1200US) you could get a used E-5 and a fine HG zoom lens. The E-5 would be a major upgrade to your E-510 in creative controls, IQ and optical viewfinder size. For the price of a Nikon and one kit lens ($1600 or $1500 w/rebate) you could own a used E-5 and any two used HG lenses, like the 14-54 mkI and a 50-200 mkI, or two new lenses (but not a new 50-200 mm mkII lens).

I imagine if your best, most expensive lens is the 50 mm f/2 the other 3 you have are SG kit lenses. To replace all four lenses you already have, price the standard grade Nikon lenses of similar, equivalent focal length and f-stop. The Olympus 50 mm f/2 portrait and macro lens will be the hardest to replace. (Nikkor 60 mm ED f/2.8 macro?)

And really, any camera can be a 4:3 format with cropping in the post process. An Olympus can be a 3:2 by cropping off the top or bottom edges. But who would want to do that?

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