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

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Re: Nikon D7100 - Six months after joining the "Dark Side"
In reply to MoreGooderPhotos, Sep 24, 2013

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

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.

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