Nikon D7100 - Six months after joining the "Dark Side"

Started 10 months ago | Discussions thread
nigelht
Regular MemberPosts: 382Gear list
Like?
Re: Nikon D7100 - Six months after joining the "Dark Side"
In reply to MoreGooderPhotos, 10 months ago

MoreGooderPhotos wrote:

I've been shopping around for "something even better" than my FZ200. I've learned from these forums that a small sensor is essential to long reach unless you don't mind big glass. I've struggled to spec out a DSLR kit that has the same reach as the FZ200.

I am lucky enough to own the "unicorn" lens, the Nikon TC-E17ED 1.7X. Since there is no noticeable light loss through it, that takes the FZ200 reach to 1020 at F2.8. Price that up in DSLR and your getting very expensive.

...

I was hoping to upgrade to something with more pixels, better auto focus, and less CA. But I simply can't find anything that isn't going to be extremely expensive and too heavy to carry on long birding hikes.

Well, the Nikon 1 has been mentioned once in this thread. It might be something a little better for you. It might not.

Here are some recent wildelife threads including some BIFs

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3549425

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3550239

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3547282

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3544923

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3542528

The Nikon 70-200 f2.8 is pricey but holds value pretty well.  With the Nikon 1 the effective reach is 540mm (2.7 crop factor).  The equivalent Sigma is half the price but still not cheap.

Very fast PDAF in good light.  Very good burst modes with a 20+ shot buffer (depends on model).  Decent EVF.

Burst mode goes as high as 60 fps raw but you're locked into Program Auto on the V1.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow