The best DX camera in the world

Started Nov 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
alba69 Forum Member • Posts: 55
Re: The best DX camera in the world

Completely agree with your sentiments & frustrations.

I'm quite heavily invested in Nikon lenses, or at least Nikon fit lenses & sold my wonderful D300, in order to fund a D800, which I love too. At the time, most of my stuff was landscape/seascape & architecture, but in the last year, have been doing some golf photography. While the D800 has been OK for this, I only had an 80-200 f2.8 (fabulous lens btw) & find that I could actually do with the longer reach  & higher frame rate a DX camera would bring with this focal length. I intend to use the D800 with the 24-70 & a cropped sensor camera with a 70-200, as a 2 camera set up. I can't afford a D4 with required f2.8 lenses.

I recently sold the 80-200 & have been looking around at cropped sensor bodies & lenses. The Pentax K3 looks great, but lack of telephoto zooms might be an issue, although the Tamron 70-200 looks good. Also, I have become used to the af-on method of working & don't believe the K3 has this. Forget the D7100: buffer issues, non rugged build & no af-on button. This brings me towards the Canon 7D, with a proven track record, if old technology. I'm seriously considering this option, along with the 70-200 f2.8 non IS. Another alternative would be to buy the Nikon 70-200 f2.8 vr2 & just wait it out in the hope the mythical D400 appears. The thing is, I don't fancy waiting much longer, I need another body & lens within the next 3-4 months.

It looks like Nikon will be losing out on my money this time.

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