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Jun 1, 2017 17:46:38   #
GrandmaG
 
cjc2 wrote:
Correction: The D5 is $ 6,500!!! I would keep the D5, of course. If I wasn't a professional specializing in sports action, I'm pretty fond of both the D810 and the D500. Since I prefer FF over DX, I guess my second choice would be the D810, but I would find that a VERY difficult choice. Without the D5 in the picture, the D750 is also a great choice. And the answer is....It depends upon what you shoot! Best of luck. Practice, practice, practice. Learn to use, like and love your fastest lens, the 50/1.4. A fantastic lens at a good price. What did you buy it for anyway, if it wasn't for low light?
Correction: The D5 is $ 6,500!!! I would keep th... (show quote)


You should know!!! I have gotten some awesome pictures with the 50/1.4

After reviewing my shots, I probably could have gotten better pics with the 50. I had no idea where we would be sitting but as it turned out, the 50 would have been useful.

Of course you would keep the $6,500 camera. What was I thinking? Lol
 
Jun 1, 2017 22:37:54   #
cjc2 (a regular here)
 
GrandmaG wrote:
You should know!!! I have gotten some awesome pictures with the 50/1.4

After reviewing my shots, I probably could have gotten better pics with the 50. I had no idea where we would be sitting but as it turned out, the 50 would have been useful.

Of course you would keep the $6,500 camera. What was I thinking? Lol


So, have you decided what body to get? Sure, I'd keep the D5, but the D500 is sweet. The D810 is my go to for studio, portrait and landscape. My D500 sometimes is my point-n-shoot with a 20/2.8D and NO grip -- awesome setup!
Jun 2, 2017 13:04:01   #
DI Seller
 
Thing I've seen people on this website recommend frequently is renting cameras to try them out before you buy them. If somebody hasn't already recommended this I would suggest you give that a try first.
Jun 2, 2017 15:06:50   #
GrandmaG
 
I think the D500 is the better choice; but I think I'll get the Sigma 18-35/1.8 for it.
Jun 2, 2017 15:08:11   #
GrandmaG
 
DI Seller wrote:
Thing I've seen people on this website recommend frequently is renting cameras to try them out before you buy them. If somebody hasn't already recommended this I would suggest you give that a try first.


That is a good idea and I hope to be able to do that first
Jun 2, 2017 15:47:21   #
donnahde
 
DaveO wrote:
The D500 really shines in the focus department if you do a lot of wildlife or other action and the faster FPS and bigger buffer are nice if you have the need. Realistically the D7100 is a very capable camera and I would think about optimising is capabilities before changing. You may consider exploring your focus system with this: http://backcountrygallery.com/secrets-nikon-autofocus-system/
This is also excellent for making your D500 walk the walk, so it may be worth your while. I do not wish to downplay the D500, but the D7100 is really decent.
Of course, if you want a new camera, go for it!
The D500 really shines in the focus department if ... (show quote)


I got the D500 recently after my D750 was stolen. The first thing I did with it was to go to my son's dark apartment to get photos of my very active grandson and their dogs. I used NO FLASH but did take advantage of the high ISO (up to 51,200) and was absolutely AMAZED at the quality of those images under those conditions. I also use the D500 for sports and dances that I do for my job with the schools and it's the bomb. That said, 3 weeks in I have a problem with "the brains" of it being erratic - inconsistent exposure results) and will be returning to BH for a new one. Had similar problem with my 6 month old refurbished D750 and was about to return when it disappeared.

Good luck with your decision.
 
Jun 3, 2017 06:34:55   #
GrandmaG
 
donnahde wrote:
I got the D500 recently after my D750 was stolen. The first thing I did with it was to go to my son's dark apartment to get photos of my very active grandson and their dogs. I used NO FLASH but did take advantage of the high ISO (up to 51,200) and was absolutely AMAZED at the quality of those images under those conditions. I also use the D500 for sports and dances that I do for my job with the schools and it's the bomb. That said, 3 weeks in I have a problem with "the brains" of it being erratic - inconsistent exposure results) and will be returning to BH for a new one. Had similar problem with my 6 month old refurbished D750 and was about to return when it disappeared.

Good luck with your decision.
I got the D500 recently after my D750 was stolen. ... (show quote)


51,200?? That's impressive. What lens did you use? If that doesn't sway me, nothing will! My images at 12,500 were crap!!! Too bad you're having exposure problems.

Sorry to hear someone stole your D750. Why didn't you get another D750 or even an 810? From the type of shooting you do, though, I would imagine that the D500 would be the better choice. Just curious
Jun 5, 2017 12:36:51   #
GrandmaG
 
cjc2 wrote:
Anything with the letters "Hi" in it is mire for marketing purposes than it is useful. The actual high ISO of every model varies, and this is something yo need to test for yourself. When you are using AUTO ISO, which is a great feature for lots of things and reasons, you should be setting max limits. On my D5 I regularly use ISO 12,000 and 25,000, but nothing higher than that unless there is an extreme reason. Steve Perry's new e-book, Secrets to the Nikon Autofocus System may be a worthwhile investment and a great read for you. I recently purchased this and I enjoyed, and learned from it.
Best of luck.
Anything with the letters "Hi" in it is ... (show quote)


I'm reading that book with camera in hand right now. I'm on page 150. I do use BBF, single point. When I tried one of the dynamic ranges, the focus point doesn't always get it right. It had given me a better understanding albeit sometimes with more choices!
Jun 6, 2017 06:15:06   #
GrandmaG
 
I decided on the D500 with the 16-80mm f/2.8-4 lens. The camera store I bought it from gave me a Nikon battery grip, top of the line UV filter & 64gb fast SD card. He forget to give me an XQD card. I opted not to get the free cheap bag and other "accessories" that I don't need
Jun 16, 2017 20:34:11   #
GrandmaG
 
I decided to sell the D7100 after all. I have my husband's D5000 for backup if one is needed. He didn't want to upgrade to the D7100; says he is perfectly happy with his D5000.

I listed the camera here on the hog and I'm including the WU-1a, 2 books , and a camera bag. I am also listing a SB-300 Nikon Speedlight. These items will be listed on eBay and our local paper as well.
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