I sent my D750 in for a sensor cleaning/tuneup and am being told the bayonet is bent and the repair will cost about $350. Now I’m torn. I have no plans to switch to mirrorless, but have lusted for a D850 for a while.
So my conundrum is fix the 750 or put the money towards buying an 850. I sent the 750 in primarily because of spots on the sensor. I hadn’t a clue anything else might be wrong. I have no clue how or when the 750 was damaged and am a little disappointed that it seems so fragile.
I’ll probably repair the 750. It’s a better camera than I am a photographer.
Something about a bent lens mount just doesn't sit well with me. I called Nikon service and the rep said that can happen from repeated lens changes and small bumps. That doesn't feel right. The camera lives with the 24-85 on it and seldom sees a lens change. I have never even mounted my 200-500.
Has anyone ever had misgivings about Nikon's USA service operation?
Buy a D850 they are cheap as chips now at einfinity.com camera shop
This only heightens my suspicions.
Are there any trustworthy independent camera repair centers around.
Nikon eventually withdrew the bent mount claim is proceeding with the clean and calibration.
I'm glad you were able to repair the D750 and get more life out of it. If my D7000 ever kicked the bucket, I'd be in a bit of a pickle. The D500 is a bit too big but would off everything I'd ever use. D7500 is still nice but a bit long in the tooth.
Edit: I see they are still on Nikon’s website so I stand corrected - for now.
I use my D7200 for most to all of my wildlife photography. I suspect it has a lot of life left in it, but I have thought of picking up a D500 before they get away.
I’ve considered, but rejected going mirrorless. A D850 is beckoning, but I don’t think it makes sense for me.
My wildlife body is a D7200. Given what I use the cameras for, the better AF on the D500 gets me more of what I think I need than the D850.
@Capt_Spaulding "the D500 gets me more of what I think I need than the D850."
What makes you say that? Apart from the extra weight, I can't think of any downside of the D850 over the D500.
Second with regard to BIF, my longest lens is the 200-500 5.6. ATTM I'm using a D7200. In a full frame camera, though, that has the potential for limited sensor coverage. What's your BIF formula? I know the D850 has a crop mode but getting focus points on eyes and such has me a little concerned,
Finally, most of my glass is decidedly mid pack. No high dollar lenses. Does the resolution of the D850 unmask the weaker points in those lenses?
The current rebates are attractive enough that selling both the D750 and D7200 and going with a solo D850 is whispering to me.
Thanks in advance.
Regarding the D850/D750, I don't have any doubts there; if you want a D850 by all means buy one because they are brilliant for landscapes, portraits, sports and wildlife but not for low light/nightscapes. Don't make the same mistake I did which was to sell my 750 when I bought the 850!
I would rather have a D850 and mid-pack lenses than an average body with great lenses. The 200-500 is a good lens, I would have one if the price was right, but my lenses for the D850 are 24-35 f2 Sigma Art which is pretty much welded to it, 60mm f2.8 micro Nikkor, 15mm f2.4 Irix, 24-70 f4 Nikkor so carefully chosen budget lenses which go well with the D850 for me. No amount of money spent on a lens will help an out of focus shot which is my concern about the D7200 for BIF, but if you have it working well, stay with it.
Personally, I think the D850, D750/D760, D500, D7200 are the best DSLR's overall so my message is DON'T SELL 'EM!
The flippy screen is very useful for high and low compositions. The one card slot is definitely not a dealbreaker, I never fill my cards anyway. I will say the build quality is solid but I enjoyed the cool metal touch of the D7000, in a way I feel like I'm holding a very beefed up D40. I never bought the bottom grip on the D7000 so that's also an nonstarter. the AI-S metering tab would have been nice, but the only AI-S lens I have is the 50mm 1.2 and I never use it really.
ISO performance is pretty incredible as expected though, as it's 3 generations ahead of the D7000.
I'm happy with the purchase because now I've modernized my camera body and I have room to grow with the autofocus. I tried to do some bird photography and I haven't even scratched the surface with the predictive single point AF, I have to look into all that.