I just bought D7100

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leerob
leerob Senior Member • Posts: 1,330
I just bought D7100

and I think FZ200 and LX7 with Leica C beats it hands down. Wish I didn't. Maybe I'll sell it.

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Sergeg
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Re: I just bought D7100

In terms of IQ, there would be situations where the much bigger APS chip and system capability of the D7100 would win out. But the IQ from the tiny 1/2.3" in relative terms is very impressive as we know, the Leica optics are hard to beat. If only we could have a bigger sensor!

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leerob
leerob OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,330
Re: I just bought D7100

Hi Sergeg,

Yes, Leica precision is hard to beat. That's okay I'll live with D7100.

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Kevin Coppalotti Veteran Member • Posts: 8,541
Re: I just bought D7100

I seem to recall a poster here who declared his undying love for the fz200 then switched to nikon dslr. And he has never been seen again....

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Jerry045
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Re: I just bought D7100

Congrats on the new toy.

No camera does everything. They all have their sweet spots where they will win out over others in a specific situation. But all those situations are different. The trick is to grab the best camera for a particular situation. Just think, now you have more options available to you.

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leerob
leerob OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,330
Re: I just bought D7100

You're so correct about more options.
I'll not sell my Panasonic cameras and go to d7100 only like the other guy did.

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Rodger1943
Rodger1943 Senior Member • Posts: 7,781
Re: I just bought D7100

Rudy from Ottawa got a D7100 and he is producing some amazing shots from his Nikon. I think it depends a lot on the lens system you have. I was recently in Costa Rica with a friend who was using a Nikon D300s and I was consistently getting better images from the FZ200 than he was. That shouldn't be the case. It wasn't just the odd shot, nearly every shot from the FZ200 was at least equal and usually better. I don't think I saw any that were inferior. I put it down to his 300mm lens, which was old and unstabilised. He had 4 different lens and some were sharper than others. So my theory is that interchangable lens cameras are only as good as the lens you put on the front. With the FZ200 you have a very good lens for all situations. I think that's a pretty good advantage.

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leerob
leerob OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,330
Re: I just bought D7100

Rodger1943 wrote:

Rudy from Ottawa got a D7100 and he is producing some amazing shots from his Nikon. I think it depends a lot on the lens system you have. I was recently in Costa Rica with a friend who was using a Nikon D300s and I was consistently getting better images from the FZ200 than he was. That shouldn't be the case. It wasn't just the odd shot, nearly every shot from the FZ200 was at least equal and usually better. I don't think I saw any that were inferior. I put it down to his 300mm lens, which was old and unstabilised. He had 4 different lens and some were sharper than others. So my theory is that interchangable lens cameras are only as good as the lens you put on the front. With the FZ200 you have a very good lens for all situations. I think that's a pretty good advantage.

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Yes, it was Rudy the traitor, but not me.

BTW I believe what you are saying about your friend with D300.

I wish I didn't buy D7100, because it may require investment in a better lens.

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joyclick
joyclick Senior Member • Posts: 2,997
Re:If you bought a sports car......

but didn't know how to drive it -you would end up with the situation you are in.May be a DSLR of D7100 capabilities is not your cup of tea.

One needs to 'work' around to get great photos out of this beast that is being rated as the best DSLR that comes close to a full frame quality -if only you know how !

This is not to say pany is bad-because only cameras I ever bought are Panasonic and I have 6 of them and I love them all.

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leerob OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,330
Re:If you bought a sports car......

joyclick wrote:

but didn't know how to drive it -you would end up with the situation you are in.May be a DSLR of D7100 capabilities is not your cup of tea.

One needs to 'work' around to get great photos out of this beast that is being rated as the best DSLR that comes close to a full frame quality -if only you know how !

This is not to say pany is bad-because only cameras I ever bought are Panasonic and I have 6 of them and I love them all.

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student4ever

Also well interpreted my predicament. Maybe I'll learn to live with D7100.

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Sergeg
Sergeg Senior Member • Posts: 2,654
Re: I just bought D7100

"With the FZ200 you have a very good lens for all situations. I think that's a pretty good advantage."

Couldn't agree more Rodger, today I had a "Walkabout" experience in a historic village, the "Australiana Pioneer Village", about 15 ks from where I live.

I had my D800 in my bag, and my new FZ200. The D800 stayed in the bag. Admittedly I was still testing the new camera, but found the sheer versatility of that zoom to be a real advantage for a walk around experience. Switching from stills to video and panorama mode then back again, was a real joy. A selection of the results forthcoming.

P.S. I did shoot with the D800 for some room interiors for a brochure for the nearby Motel. And here it's horses for courses, of course !

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leerob
leerob OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,330
Re: I just bought D7100

Sergeg wrote:

"With the FZ200 you have a very good lens for all situations. I think that's a pretty good advantage."

Couldn't agree more Rodger, today I had a "Walkabout" experience in a historic village, the "Australiana Pioneer Village", about 15 ks from where I live.

I had my D800 in my bag, and my new FZ200. The D800 stayed in the bag. Admittedly I was still testing the new camera, but found the sheer versatility of that zoom to be a real advantage for a walk around experience. Switching from stills to video and panorama mode then back again, was a real joy. A selection of the results forthcoming.

P.S. I did shoot with the D800 for some room interiors for a brochure for the nearby Motel. And here it's horses for courses, of course !

Which lenses do you use on D800?

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Robiro Veteran Member • Posts: 5,934
The most important information missing

leerob wrote:

and I think FZ200 and LX7 with Leica C beats it hands down. Wish I didn't. Maybe I'll sell it.

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Adam Kielcz

The most important information is missing. The piece of glass you have attached in front of that VASTLY superior sensor in D7100.

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Sergeg
Sergeg Senior Member • Posts: 2,654
Re: I just bought D7100

I bought the Tamron SP 24~70 F2.8,  (top notch)

AF Nikkor 50mm f1.8D,  (great workhorse to replace my MF equivalent)

the classic Tamron 28-200MM F/3.8-5.6 XR Aspherical (IF) Macro AF (razor sharp on full frame),

and a bunch of legacy Nikkor Ai glass from my film era.

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rfactor
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Re: I just bought D7100

Kevin Coppalotti wrote:

I seem to recall a poster here who declared his undying love for the fz200 then switched to nikon dslr. And he has never been seen again....

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Yup, Rudy, myself and I am sure others.  You have got to be out of your mind leerob!  Yes I miss the video and the reach of the FZ200, but image quality of a 10mp sensor from 2005 blows it away.  The noise in the fz200 is just painful!

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Re: I just bought D7100

Its all about the glass on the front.  I rented a Nikon 200 F2 this last weekend and wow! a $6k lens will make anything look good! lol  But it isnt always about the reach.  When you have a sharp noise free photo you can crop much tighter.  These days my FZ200 just sits on the shelf until I need video.  It along with the D200 will be traded in on the D400 if it's ever made.

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