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ok, I appreciate all you guys! My head is about to explode but I'm learning so much! LOL I still haven't made my final decision. I think I have purchasing paralysis!! Obviously, by this time, what I WANT is more than I want to spend!! Hence I don't think I can get the 610 or 800.
Wow! I needed to read this today. Was just complaining in 610 discussion about buying D7100 instead of a full frame. After tonight, I truly do love my D7100 and can't wait to learned more about it. I do believe it will take me a couple of years to master this thing!!!Went to class tonight with my NEW (used) D7100 and began to complain about how I thought the Full frame photos being shown off by the D800 carriers in our class were so much nicer then the D7100. Well, boy oh boy did I get beat up! I learned more about my D7100 tonight then I have from the last three sessions!!! Those D7100 users are just as serious about their cameras as the D800 users are!
I think you may have analysis paralysis. It's common. Of course you can wait. But as soon as you do, something else will be just around the corner, with some feature you'll be convinced you simply can't live without. In the meantime, you could have bought a great camera and been developing your skills and having fun.Don't live with analysis paralysis. Get a great camera, some great lenses and have fun.
yes, analysis paralysis! LOL But, I'm learning. I'm going to get the camera though. Now to decide which lens! LOL (opens a can of worms) I'm thinking the kit lens18-140mm along with a prime to start but I need to figure out which one to get first.
Ok, any thoughts about either of these...D7100 w/ 18-140 = $1446or D7100 w/ manufacturer refurb Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens = 1546 add the 35mm, memory card, gear bag (maybe this one - http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-targus-dslr-camera-sling-bag-backpack), speedlight, and tripod.
I'm opposite of jshickele - I find spending $ on fast cards to be a waste unless you are shooting rapid fire often. I'll get larger slower cards (since they are cheaper per GB) and get smaller faster cards when I need the speed. I stick to SanDisk Extreme or extreme pro cards most of the time. I have been using Komputerbay professional cards (found on amazon) and they have been working great but quite unknown and who knows if they last long term. I have three and have shot over 5,000 images between and they keep working so that is a very good sign. Promaster cards are also equally good for a cheaper price.
I'm going to shoot with what I'm getting and then figure out what I'll need after that
Buy the fastest card money can buy. Your buffer will appreciate it.