Newbie gear question 2300 budget.

Started Feb 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP juvx Senior Member • Posts: 1,536
Re: Newbie gear question 2300 budget.

WryCuda wrote:

juvx wrote:

John Deerfield wrote:

Finally, you mentioned somewhere in the thread comparing say the 70D and the D7100… from an IQ standpoint, in a blind test, you would never be able to tell any difference between the two resulting images. Any differences will be in the post-processing of the image. Because guess what, either camera will be recording the same light. Which is all the camera does.

True however I shoot raw only and PP all keepers in Lightroom so I probably would be able to tell as I was able to for the NEX6 vs D5100 raws.

What camera body would you get on that budget?

If you are doing RAW and Pixel-Peeping, I suspect that you are more experienced than you suggest in your OP. You already have several viable suggestions for equipment within your budget, so why agonise over it? You have to take the plunge sometime.

In the DPReview "Best of 2013" survey, although not absolute individual winners, three Nikon cameras in aggregate polled 41% of the votes (7100, 610 and Df models). That has to tell you something.

$2300 is not a big budget, either by photographic or hobby standards, so don't sweat over it. A friend of mine is in a similar financial position to me and his hobby is cycling. The gear-set on his racing bike is worth more than all my photo gear combined.

Happy shooting.

I wouldn't call it pixel-peeping its more of just an eyeball test. of 2 similar images exposed and post processed the same way. Which looks better overall. And I found that the Sony NEX6 did better over the D5100. Now keep in mind D5100 was with kit lens and the Nex with the 30mm 2.8 Art Sigma prime. So I know its not a fair comparison.

The fact that the Nikon DF is in the poll makes me not trust it that much. So they took the 2 year old D4 sensor and put in a retro body (ill admit it looks nice), then took out the video and a ton of other features out then made it WAY slower then the D4 and charged 3000$$$? If I had that kind of money to spend D800E would be 1000x better.  Not saying a DF is a bad camera but it should cost 1700-1800$ not 3000$.... anyways

Yeah I know Its just a start.

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