What after Nikon D3500? Nikon D7500 or Pentax K1 or Sony a7R II?

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Kiko Maric New Member • Posts: 6
What after Nikon D3500? Nikon D7500 or Pentax K1 or Sony a7R II?

Hi everyone!

I will try to be short as I can:

My current setup is:

- Nikon D3500

- AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR

- AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

- AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR

- AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

- AF-D Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8

By far I'm shooting:

Landscape - 60%

Wildlife / birding - 20%

Close-up / macro - 20%

I was also tried astrophotography with my friend's D7200 and Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 and its so cool and fun for me that I'm sure I will focus more on this genre of photography.

So, I'm at point when I need camera with better low-light capability

What will be logical next step for me?

D7500 (and save tons of money)

or switch to FF and buy used Pentax K1 with 28-105mm kit lens (can't buy 24-70mm F2.8ED SDM WR - any slower alternative?) Btw, Multi-shot Pixel Shift Resolution mode and Astrotracer make this camera my no 1 wish

or Sony a7R II with 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS?

For astrophotography: Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 for D7500, Rokinon/Samyang 14mm 2.8 for Pentax K1 and Sony a7R II

In case I decide to go for FF options, I will use it only for landscape and astrophotography. Wildlife and macro will keep doing with my current setup cuz i dont have money for extra lenses...

My budget is around 1500 $


 Kiko Maric's gear list:Kiko Maric's gear list
Nikon D3500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D Nikon AF-P 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR +1 more
Nikon D3500 Nikon D7200 Nikon D7500 Pentax K-1 Sony a7R II
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