D90+good glass vs. D7100+cheap glass

Started Jun 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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natural light Junior Member • Posts: 33
D90+good glass vs. D7100+cheap glass


Can anyone please give me your opinion on what to buy first. I am limited on budget so I got down to 2 options for what to buy:

- D90+good glass (and expand later in more good glass and at some point a better body)

- D7100+cheap glass(and expand later with good glass)

There is D7000 as well, but I got scared of focus problems listed on forums (and I feel like I will change it soon since is an older model now)

Regarding my shooting needs:

  • I am shooting family, portraits, landscape.
  • I just sold my Sony A57 with 3 lenses (18-55, 55-200,35mm f1.8).
  • I found myself mainly using the tele focal lengths 55-200 and from time to time the 35mm as a walkaround. I like to frame subjects very tight (don't like to crop every single picture in photoshop)
  • I have also felt the desperate need for more buttons, configurability,etc, thats why I excluded D5200 or similar.

Could you please give me your recommendation on body and lens.


Nikon D5200 Nikon D7000 Nikon D7100 Nikon D90 Sony SLT-A57
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