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

Started Sep 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP RudyPohl Veteran Member • Posts: 5,399
Re: Nikon D7100 - Six months after joining the "Dark Side"

Steve82 wrote:

RudyPohl wrote:

I wanted to be very honest in my assessment so as not to foster any illusions in people's mind about the myth of a DSLR paradise... yes, great photos are possible but at an enormous cost... people should realize that.

If someone is interested in the long focal lengths that you use for wildlife photographs, then the DSLR cost (ie lenses) can be enormous. For me, I was frustrated with getting shots of my kids doing normal activities indoors....volleyball, basketball, cheer leading, choir, piano recitals, school plays, etc. The massive improvement in high iso quality combined with the relatively low cost of f1.8 primes made the decision easy for me. My only regret is that it took me at least a year too long to make the switch.

If Nikon can ever get their 1 series prices in line with their actual capabilities, then this system could dramatically drop the cost of long distance shooting.

Hi Steve:

I agree completely, as I wrote in my original post, my conclusions are for wildlife photography only... people shots, architecture, and especially indoor shooting are a whole different story. For these and similar types of shooting a modestly priced DSLR with a good wide aperture lens will do wonders, and at an affordable price.


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