Upgrade help and advice please?

BustylilBustylil Posts: 1Member
Hello,
I currently have a D90 that I love, however, I am not sure what to upgrade to, I feel the time is right as I have had mine for over 5 years. I have a few ideas, but I won't mention in case I sway the discussion, I would rather hear your valuable advice first.
I like the D90 as it is not too heavy and easy to hold (I have quite little hands so being small and lightweight is important). I have a 18mm-105mm lens and a Sigma 50mm and I use it for studio work. I mainly photograph high key stuff, and am starting to get into newborn photography, hence my need for a macro lens. However, I don't need to worry taking it outside, being weatherproof etc.
Anyway, I have read hundreds of posts on loads of websites about upgrades and now I am completely confused! Please help, and please don't be too complicated as I have a hard time understanding all the technical stuff! Thank you all so much in advance.

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  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    D7200 is the newest successor to what you have and would be pretty similar in setup. I say go for that.
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,933Member
    I agree with the above advice. If the D90 has been serving you well the D7200 will fill it's place nicely, because it's the same camera with all the modern bells and whistles.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    One more vote for a D7200. I have one and I love it. For high-key you will love the higher ISO capabilities as compared to the D90. For newborns, these days, the non-macro lenses also have great close focus capabilities. Depending on what you want to achieve, a zoom that picks up where your 18-105 leaves off may be appropriate.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    I vote for the d810 and the new 24-70 vr lense
    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.

  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    @Bustylil said, "I like the D90 as it is not too heavy and easy to hold (I have quite little hands so being small and lightweight is important)".
    Hmmm. Not the D810 methinks.
  • manhattanboymanhattanboy Posts: 981Member
    @Bustylil said, "I like the D90 as it is not too heavy and easy to hold (I have quite little hands so being small and lightweight is important)".
    Hmmm. Not the D810 methinks.
    I have the 7100 and 810. They are pretty similar in weight. Really the lenses weigh more at least for the big zooms.
    I too would stick with the 7100 over the 810, but may suggest a 5500 for the tilting screen (or the 750). The reason is that you want infants and it may be hard to get great photos at the angle you want having to use the viewfinder. The tilt screen will allow more creative freedom for shots where they are crawling etc. I have never used the 5500 or 750 but have other cameras with tilt screens and they are really useful in situations like that. What are others folks suggestions? Why specially the 7200 other than it being a great general camera?
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    @Bustylil said, "I like the D90 as it is not too heavy and easy to hold (I have quite little hands so being small and lightweight is important)".
    Hmmm. Not the D810 methinks.
    What about the J5 then ....


    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.

  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,016Member
    edited November 2015
    What's your budget for macro lenses? You may want to get a D7100 and then spend a little more on a lens.

    I would suggest the D7200, but again, that depends on your budget.
    Post edited by NSXTypeR on
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 1,761Member
    only if you need the extra buffer go for the D7200 otherwise the D7100 is the same
    The D810 is heavy and difficult to use even at $1400 grey market+ new lenses
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,004Moderator
    I'd stick with DX if I were you. Any close work and I find the extra depth of field to be essential. I have a D750 and a D7100, and for close-up/macro, wildlife or sport, the D7100 gets used. Go for D7100 or D7200 and the best glass you can afford.

    If you are doing high key a lot and no low light, the 35mm f1.4 Sigma Art is a very nice lens. Auto-focus is unreliable in low light though.

    Always learning.
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