I guess this has been beat to death before? FX-lens of body?

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dog house riley Contributing Member • Posts: 783
I guess this has been beat to death before? FX-lens of body?

Hi folks, I'm sure somewhere this has been beat to death. Should I upgrade my lenses or a body?

I've been watching the D7500 forum, and I'm disappointed in its outcome so, I'm going to concentrate back on my D700.I've had my D700, since 2010, as a retirement gift from my wife, and I never really upgraded lenses. My basic lens"kit" outside of my DX "kit" is a Nikon 20 AF D, Nikon 28 85, and a 70 210 D. plus some other lenses like my 70 300 VR 80 400G and a old 300 F4.

This has worked pretty well, so if I should decide to upgrade which in you folks's opinion, is best? i only have money to do one either body or a upgraded lens "kit'

I've had many say go to D810? 70 200 2.8, 24 70 2.8. Money is and will be critical! I shoot most everyday, just as a walkabout outfit, my D3300 and 35 DX and 18 140, very light and great IQ.

I've mostly used the D700 for more important shooting landscapes, some macro? and just expanding my feelings, this is left over from my film days.

So, please go easy on suggestions I'm thinking mostly used gear for any changes, I'm retired and on fixed income, not in poverty, but watching my "p's and Q's"

I use my D7100 for my wildlife and zoos and my back yard bird blind, and been spending time shooting, youth indoor basketball [season's over] using my D7100 and 17 55 2.8.

My gear list shows all, the D7500 is a big letdown for me so I'd like to turn my attention back to FX.

So would I be better served buying a newer body {D750-D800plus] use my older lenses or keep D700 and go with newer lens or lenses? Advice I've received on DP has been very helpful over time.

"dog house riley"

 dog house riley's gear list:dog house riley's gear list
Nikon D7100 Nikon D3300 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D +6 more
Nikon D3300 Nikon D700 Nikon D7100 Nikon D7500 Nikon D810
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