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

Started Sep 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
kkardster
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Re: Nikon D7100 - Six months after joining the "Dark Side"

Hi Rudy - glad to see you're still doing well, even after joining the "Dark Side". Congratulations on the impressive work you've been accumulating using your D7100! It's good to hear that you're making the best of your investment [again].

Can you define anything that you've found yourself wanting of your new rig that you had when you shot your FZ200? Or does you D7100 configuration surpass the FZ200 for your needs?

Many of us have been waiting to see what's to come [if anything] as a replacement for the FZ200. As you're aware, a [bigger]/better sensor is #1 on the list for many, but there's also interest in a wider and/or longer lens. Many here are getting along quite well with their new FZ70 and its 20mm wide end and 1200mm long end, so it's possible Leica could work some magic into any FZ200 replacement. The Achilles heel of the FZ70 so far appears to be its poor burst performance, where although it can shoot at a 9fps rate, the burst duration is only 0.3 seconds (3 images max) - difficult for those of us used to the FZ150/200 to accept. Maybe by the time you decide to "see the light" once again the next/better version will be a reality.

The pocketable ZS40/TZ60 is also generating quite a bit of buzz here lately - it essentially being a longer (30x/720mm EFL) version of the FZ150 in the compact ZS/TZ form factor. Looks to be a decent always-with-you camera for when you can't or don't want to bring the brick with you.

Good to hear from you - keep shooting!

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Bruce
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