Can't decide on next move???

GreenwiseGreenwise Posts: 34Member
edited September 2014 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Evening peeps
Am lookin for a little input / advise

I currently have a D7000 with a compliment of lenses..
Do I....
A.... Buy a Nikon d610 with a 50mm lens that has 6months warranty left on the body for £800
B.... Buy Nikon D750 when released (a lot more cash involved)
C.... Wait for Nikon to release a DX body that is worth upgrading to

I love the d7000 but struggle with it's ISO capability and AF in low light.
I'm know I'm gonna have to sell basicly everything and start again if I choose A or B cos of switching to FX
Is the d610 worth the price?? Or should I take the d750 for the better ISO and AF???
Will Nikon release a DX??
Your thoughts welcome

BR

Greenwise
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  • Vipmediastar_JZVipmediastar_JZ Posts: 1,708Member
    for A. Make sure the warranty is transferable to you. I beleive it only applies to the original owner.

    For DX to FX you will loose out on some money but if you really want FX that may be the way to go. Depending what lens you already have you can use them on your FX body without a problem and then you can upgrade to a diffrent lens if needed.

  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    What lenses do you have? What type of shooting are you doing that require higher ISO setting? What is your budget?
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • GreenwiseGreenwise Posts: 34Member
    Lenses are...
    12-24 tokina (DX)
    17-50 Tamron f/2.8 (DX)
    35mm f/1.8 (DX)
    18-105 Nikon (DX)
    105 macro Nikon
    Seem to shoot indoor family party's that are low light
    Street dance stuff for my sons crew that's indoor and outdoor ( requires good fps)
    Four kids in house so plenty of stuff going on
    All is hobby only no money is earned
    Budget is approx 1800-2000
  • PaRealtorPaRealtor Posts: 95Member
    edited September 2014
    How about selling the D7000 and two of your current lenses and upgrading to the D750 and a 50 mm lens for now. Then save for more FX lenses?
    Just a thought.
    I'm selling my D7100 for the D750......
    Post edited by PaRealtor on
  • GreenwiseGreenwise Posts: 34Member
    edited September 2014
    It's a possibility.... Is the d750 going to be that much better the. The d610 I've been offered??? There's £1000 difference
    Post edited by Greenwise on
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,605Member
    Yes there is a big difference between D610 and D750. Go to the Nikon web site and run a side-by-side comparison.

    You also may want to compare the D7000 to the D7100 but that is tough to do since the D7000 specs are not posted on Nikon's web site. You can Goggle it or perhaps Ken Rockwell's web site will have he D7000 specs posted.

    Give some of us time to look at your lens and subjects that you shoot...will have ideas for you.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • GreenwiseGreenwise Posts: 34Member
    I've looked at the d7100 in comparison to my d7000, bit worried about it being a little late in the day for the d7100 as it's been out a while now, also is it much of an upgrade to my d7000???
    Was sort of hoping that Nikon would magic a d7200 out at photokina :)
  • MikeGunterMikeGunter Posts: 543Member
    Hi all,

    @Greenwise - What you what might want to consider (I'm sort of going to do a similar path) - is to sell the DX body and get the D750. The Expeed 4 processor should provide a better image for you and work with your existing lenses in DX mode - that is giving you a DX image that _should be somewhat better_, but in a DX format.

    As you can afford it, you can sell off some of the DX lenses and get FX replacements.

    I happen to have FX lenses and DX lenses, some of them older than many of the users of this website, but they still work very well.

    Whatever you decide, good luck!

    My best,

    Mike
  • pigeyejacksnpigeyejacksn Posts: 36Member
    I'm in the same boat, but have a D300. I've held out for the fantasy D400 as long as I can. I have been selling most my DX lenses and replaced them with 1 FX lens, the 24-70 2.8. I already had the 70-200 2.8, so had some reach already. All my left over money is going towards the D750. I figure at some point I can replace the 12-24 and the 18-200 with something FX if I really feel I need it. I decided to keep my 10.5 since I've seen some pretty cool stuff shot from an FX body with that lens. Plus I will be fine with 11MP in crop mode, since I currently don't see a whole lot more than that. For me the Expeed processor and the focusing system sold me looking between the 610 and 750. I couldn't imagine going from 51 point AF to the 610. I have plenty I'm upset with that I'm giving up coming from the D300, but not enough to make me wait longer for a D9xxx or D400. Good luck
    D750 w/MB-D16 Grip, D300, Nikon 16-35 f4 VR, Nikon 24-70 f2.8, Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR, TC-17E II, Nikon 50mm f1.8, Nikon 10.5 DX, Tamron 90mm Macro f2.8, Lens Baby Composer, SB-700, Singh-Ray Galen Rowell ND Filter.
    http://www.photographsbyrob.com
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,605Member
    I've looked at the d7100 in comparison to my d7000, bit worried about it being a little late in the day for the d7100 as it's been out a while now, also is it much of an upgrade to my d7000???
    Was sort of hoping that Nikon would magic a d7200 out at photokina :)
    It use to be DSLR model replacement was every 18 months and it has drifted to 24 to 36 months The D7100 has been available for less than 24 months. The last rumor I saw was it was due for replacement in 2015.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • nitro4menitro4me Posts: 252Member
    I came from a D300 to the D610, you probably will be disappointed with its 39 compared to the 51 point AF.I do product and landscapes for $.Its an awesome for those purposes, I have learned with girlfriends 3yr grandson that F4 glass on D610 is slow but my 50mm 1.8 and it is awesome. I hope this helps. The step up to FX is big but once you do you'll never go back. :))
  • WestEndBoyWestEndBoy Posts: 1,456Member
    I think that you should get the cheapest FX camera you can get your hands on and figure out what DX glass you can sell to buy new FX glass.

    Then you can focus on upgrading what really matters for image quality, the glass. If you need to save money on the camera, you can get any camera you want for any price you want. The question is "when".
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited September 2014
    Thanks for the info. Your budget is going to be a primary factor. IMHO, in order to take full advantage of an FX sensor, I would recommend getting an FX glass. This topic however might bear some fruit. Praise for DX on FX

    Before you go and put any money down, or sell your gear, have a look through you images and see what focal length you have been shooting most at or which of the lenses mentioned, is your "go to lens." This info will help in knowing what lens you should consider getting to go with the D750. Which is the body to go with given your needs.
    Post edited by Golf007sd on
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited September 2014
    As Golf007sd says ;your budget is an issue
    for low light FX is best but you ideally want some f 1.4 primes or the f2.8 zooms and they are all expensive
    the D750 should be better than the D610 but if buying a D750 does not allow you to get the FX glass you need, the D610 seems your only option
    Post edited by sevencrossing on
  • henrik1963henrik1963 Posts: 559Member
    @Greenwise: Option A or C. C is boring as it only lets you wait for Nikon to come out with a new DX camera you like :-)

    Option A is your best bet as you are on a budget. Dont be too sad that you are not going with option B. Image quality will be about the same between D750 and D610 as long as you are shooting RAW. Jpegs might be a better out of the D750 but not by a huge amount.

    D750 has faster FPS - for most kinds of shooting you can find a way to work around this limitation.
    D750 has a better AF - again you will have to be in pretty demanding situations not to be able to use a D610.
    In 2016 Nikon will come out with a new shiny toy that will make both D750 and D610 look old :-)

    Go with the D610 for now. Slowly sell off your DX gear and buy some good quality FX lenses. No use in having a camera if you dont have any glass to put in front of it.

    Difference in image quality between D7000 and D610 is significant - you will be happy I think.
  • GreenwiseGreenwise Posts: 34Member
    Thanks for the info. Your budget is going to be a primary factor. IMHO, in order to take full advantage of an FX sensor, I would recommend getting an FX glass. This topic however might bear some fruit. Praise for DX on FX

    Before you go and put any money down, or sell your gear, have a look through you images and see what focal length you have been shooting most at or which of the lenses mentioned, is your "go to lens." This info will help in knowing what lens you should consider getting to go with the D750. Which is the body to go with given your needs.
    Thanks for the link, it has put a few things straight that i was unsure on :)
    @Greenwise: Option A or C. C is boring as it only lets you wait for Nikon to come out with a new DX camera you like :-)

    Option A is your best bet as you are on a budget. Dont be too sad that you are not going with option B. Image quality will be about the same between D750 and D610 as long as you are shooting RAW. Jpegs might be a better out of the D750 but not by a huge amount.

    D750 has faster FPS - for most kinds of shooting you can find a way to work around this limitation.
    D750 has a better AF - again you will have to be in pretty demanding situations not to be able to use a D610.
    In 2016 Nikon will come out with a new shiny toy that will make both D750 and D610 look old :-)

    Go with the D610 for now. Slowly sell off your DX gear and buy some good quality FX lenses. No use in having a camera if you dont have any glass to put in front of it.

    Difference in image quality between D7000 and D610 is significant - you will be happy I think.
    Option A it is, I'm going to get the D610 and 50mm f/1.8
    I'll try the D610 with my DX lenses and see what goes on, although i can see a Nikon Zoom-Nikkor G ED 24-70 mm f/2.8 AF-S Lens coming with the rest of my budget :D

    Thanks for all the input peeps :)
  • autofocusautofocus Posts: 625Member
    I was in the same boat a few years ago. I had a D5000 and D300s with a few lenses. I wanted to go FX and knew It would require upgrading glass. I bought a D700 and realized that was the way to go. Took a while to sell the DX equipment and slowly I built my FX glass. Like everything it takes a while but in a a year or two you'll be happy you did it.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,605Member
    +1 @autofocus.
    It also helps if you position your lens for the move. I only have one DX lens to sell (17-55mm F2.8) when I move to FX and the D7100. The 2 other DX lens in my signature are the wives lens. Of course, I may keep the D7100.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • GreenwiseGreenwise Posts: 34Member
    I've been and got the D610....

    what a great piece of kit :) very similar in layout to my D7000 so no pain regarding getting to know most things..

    I've sold my D7000 and the 18-105 although I'm gonna keep my other DX lenses for a while incase the mysterious D9300 or D7200 makes a surprise guest appearance ;)

    Ive got a 50mm f/1.8 and My 105 macro as a start although the 24-70 keeps mysteriously appearing on my web browser :D moment of weakness n i may push the 'add to cart' button :)>-
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    edited September 2014
    Congrats ! I upgraded from my D7000 to the D610 as you will have known from the thread "praise for DX on FX" :-) let us know on that thread how you go with the DX lenses on your D610 :-)

    At the moment I am enjoying my gear so much! taking more photos than processing them! LOL I have a huge backlog now !
    Post edited by heartyfisher on
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • PaRealtorPaRealtor Posts: 95Member
    Congrats!
    Was close to getting one too. HeartyFisher almost had me Sold! However, I Need the D750 Tilt Screen.
    Enjoy!!! <:-P
  • GreenwiseGreenwise Posts: 34Member
    Just knew it was gonna happen... I like my d610 so much that I've given in an traded my remaining DX lenses for a shiny new 24-70mm f/2.8 :D

    What an amazing lens, sharp as my ladies tongue! :))
  • henrik1963henrik1963 Posts: 559Member
    @Greenwise: You did well. There is not a lot you cant do with that combo.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    We discuss the quality of images between bodies, e.g., D610 vs. D750, and yet, in so many cases unless I am up to 20" x 30" prints, I cannot tell the difference between my D90, D4, D800E.

    Of course, there is a difference, huge, but my point is, except for some special features each has, one can get excellent results from almost any of the nikon bodies, providing the optics are first rate.

    The difference in the final result between a D610….. I doubt I could tell any. The features, again, something like a tilt rear screen, this may be the real deciding factor.
    Msmoto, mod
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,605Member
    edited September 2014
    Just knew it was gonna happen... I like my d610 so much that I've given in an traded my remaining DX lenses for a shiny new 24-70mm f/2.8 :D

    What an amazing lens, sharp as my ladies tongue! :))
    You are going to love that lens. The images are fantastic. In a year or two when you are flushed with $500 go buy a 1.4 or 1.7 TE to extend the reach. I waited way to long to buy mine...after I got back from Alaska...big big mistake.
    Post edited by Photobug on
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
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