D600 with D7100 as Back up

Started Feb 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
GregF Senior Member • Posts: 1,912
Re: D600 with D7100 as Back up

vbuhay wrote:

I have started to really move more into the Nikon System. I am a longtime Pentax Shooter, recently bought into the Nikon FF system with the D600, 24/70 f2.8, 80/200 f2/8, 85 f1.8G. Primarily an event/wedding landscape type photography, now being pulled to engagement, maternity and newborn, but still a part time pro only.

My current back up is the Pentax K5 with 43mm, 35mm, 16-50mm, 50-135mm, 50-500mm (surfing actions stuff) 70-200 f2.8, 105 f2.8 Macro.

With the release of the D7100 it got me thinking of acquiring this with perhaps the 14-24 plus the Sigma 50-500 (sell/trade all of the Pentaxes) to move me completely into the Nikon system.

To all of the experienced FF users, what are the Pros and Cons of the FF with DX back up.

Pros for me would be - All SD cards, same work Flow and Handling of the D600/D7100 files and gear. Faster and better AF than the K5 vs the D7100 (for the action shots), Same flash system for both the D600/D7100.


Any insight to this future strategy would be very valuable to me. Thanks in advance.

I think the D7100 will turn out to be the better action camera, with 1/8000th shutter speed, 51 point AF that does a proper job of coverage on the frame (even in non-crop mode), and optional 7fps/1.3x crop mode (2x relative to FF).  For me a nitpick would be if the grip is the same as the D7000; smaller/narrower than the D600 and I think that one is a bit tight...Nikon could take a lesson from Canon on the grip.

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