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Mar 5, 2018 18:07:15   #
rmorrison1116 Loc: Southeast, Southcentral PA
 
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Philadelphia and I'm trying to decide on which camera to bring. Usually I take one of my Canon DSLR'S with my EF 28-300L mounted. This year, for a few reasons, I've decided not to. My wife was recently the victim of someone who was in a big hurry and apparently is color blind or wasn't paying attention to the traffic lights and on coming traffic. Long story short, my wife will be in a wheel chair and I don't feel like carrying the big Canon lens on my shoulder while pushing a wheel chair.
I'm quite fond of the coverage and versatility of the 28-300 so instead of the Canon white elephant I'm going to take my smaller lighter Nikkor 28-300. Problem is I need to decide on which camera to bring. Which body will give me better results with the indoor lighting in the Pennsylvania convention center, my D7200 or my D500? I don't plan on using a flash but I will have an SB-400 in my pocket if needed.

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Mar 5, 2018 18:11:25   #
AK Grandpa Loc: Anchorage, AK
 
i think the D500 is much better in low light . . .

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Mar 5, 2018 18:18:05   #
brucewells Loc: Central Kentucky
 
rmorrison1116 wrote:
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Philadelphia and I'm trying to decide on which camera to bring. Usually I take one of my Canon DSLR'S with my EF 28-300L mounted. This year, for a few reasons, I've decided not to. My wife was recently the victim of someone who was in a big hurry and apparently is color blind or wasn't paying attention to the traffic lights and on coming traffic. Long story short, my wife will be in a wheel chair and I don't feel like carrying the big Canon lens on my shoulder while pushing a wheel chair.
I'm quite fond of the coverage and versatility of the 28-300 so instead of the Canon white elephant I'm going to take my smaller lighter Nikkor 28-300. Problem is I need to decide on which camera to bring. Which body will give me better results with the indoor lighting in the Pennsylvania convention center, my D7200 or my D500? I don't plan on using a flash but I will have an SB-400 in my pocket if needed.
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Phila... (show quote)


So sorry to hear of your wife's misfortune! A thought that came to me as I read your post was that perhaps the wife might feel a bit more involved if she held your camera while you push the chair. Just a thought. Do have a fun time at the show!! Enjoy.

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Mar 5, 2018 18:26:51   #
MT Shooter Loc: Montana
 
rmorrison1116 wrote:
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Philadelphia and I'm trying to decide on which camera to bring. Usually I take one of my Canon DSLR'S with my EF 28-300L mounted. This year, for a few reasons, I've decided not to. My wife was recently the victim of someone who was in a big hurry and apparently is color blind or wasn't paying attention to the traffic lights and on coming traffic. Long story short, my wife will be in a wheel chair and I don't feel like carrying the big Canon lens on my shoulder while pushing a wheel chair.
I'm quite fond of the coverage and versatility of the 28-300 so instead of the Canon white elephant I'm going to take my smaller lighter Nikkor 28-300. Problem is I need to decide on which camera to bring. Which body will give me better results with the indoor lighting in the Pennsylvania convention center, my D7200 or my D500? I don't plan on using a flash but I will have an SB-400 in my pocket if needed.
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Phila... (show quote)


The D500 might be slightly better in low light, but the D7200 is lighter and quite competent. I would elect for the D7200 since weight is the deciding issue for this trip. Also, is there a bag or a way to mount one between the handles of the wheel chair?

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Mar 5, 2018 18:33:28   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
If I was looking for light I'd take my D7200. No need for speed. It also gives you a built in flash, while not great may come in handy.

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Mar 5, 2018 19:05:16   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
rmorrison1116 wrote:
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Philadelphia and I'm trying to decide on which camera to bring. Usually I take one of my Canon DSLR'S with my EF 28-300L mounted. This year, for a few reasons, I've decided not to. My wife was recently the victim of someone who was in a big hurry and apparently is color blind or wasn't paying attention to the traffic lights and on coming traffic. Long story short, my wife will be in a wheel chair and I don't feel like carrying the big Canon lens on my shoulder while pushing a wheel chair.
I'm quite fond of the coverage and versatility of the 28-300 so instead of the Canon white elephant I'm going to take my smaller lighter Nikkor 28-300. Problem is I need to decide on which camera to bring. Which body will give me better results with the indoor lighting in the Pennsylvania convention center, my D7200 or my D500? I don't plan on using a flash but I will have an SB-400 in my pocket if needed.
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Phila... (show quote)


I don't think you'll need a telephoto lens in the convention center. An equivalent of 35mm or 50mm would probably be more helpful.

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Mar 5, 2018 19:45:36   #
Joe Blow
 
rmorrison1116 wrote:
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Philadelphia and I'm trying to decide on which camera to bring. Usually I take one of my Canon DSLR'S with my EF 28-300L mounted. This year, for a few reasons, I've decided not to. My wife was recently the victim of someone who was in a big hurry and apparently is color blind or wasn't paying attention to the traffic lights and on coming traffic. Long story short, my wife will be in a wheel chair and I don't feel like carrying the big Canon lens on my shoulder while pushing a wheel chair.
I'm quite fond of the coverage and versatility of the 28-300 so instead of the Canon white elephant I'm going to take my smaller lighter Nikkor 28-300. Problem is I need to decide on which camera to bring. Which body will give me better results with the indoor lighting in the Pennsylvania convention center, my D7200 or my D500? I don't plan on using a flash but I will have an SB-400 in my pocket if needed.
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Phila... (show quote)


My wife has recently had to start using a wheelchair to get around. I'll push and in return she insists on holding my camera.

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Mar 5, 2018 21:31:10   #
BHC Loc: Strawberry Valley, JF, USA
 
On the rare occasions when I have to use my walker, I use a strap that extends between the hand rails and let's the bag ride low in front of me; I do tie it to the brace bar so it doesn't swing too much. I see no reason why this cannot be adapted for the wheelchair handles. Thinking outside the box, you might consider renting her an electric wheelchair for a week (she'll need a few days to practice), giving both of you added independence.

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Mar 5, 2018 23:31:22   #
rmorrison1116 Loc: Southeast, Southcentral PA
 
brucewells wrote:
So sorry to hear of your wife's misfortune! A thought that came to me as I read your post was that perhaps the wife might feel a bit more involved if she held your camera while you push the chair. Just a thought. Do have a fun time at the show!! Enjoy.


She will be using a Canon SL1 with an EFS 18-135 lens and a hello kitty strap.

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Mar 5, 2018 23:41:59   #
rehess Loc: South Bend, IN, USA
 
AK Grandpa wrote:
i think the D500 is much better in low light . . .

Many people seem to feel that way, but the only advantage the D500 has is in fast focusing and bursts .... tests show that the D7200 actually does marginally better in all sensor tests I'm aware of

https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Nikon-D500-versus-Nikon-D7200___1061_1020

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Mar 5, 2018 23:44:59   #
rmorrison1116 Loc: Southeast, Southcentral PA
 
Mac wrote:
I don't think you'll need a telephoto lens in the convention center. An equivalent of 35mm or 50mm would probably be more helpful.


Actually the 28-300 is ideal for the flower show. I've been going to the show for a long time and I've found the 28-300 works very well. One advantage is, when you can't get physically as close as you'd like, just zoom on in and forget about not being able to get close.

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Mar 5, 2018 23:46:54   #
rmorrison1116 Loc: Southeast, Southcentral PA
 
Bill_de wrote:
If I was looking for light I'd take my D7200. No need for speed. It also gives you a built in flash, while not great may come in handy.

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I agree, Thank you...

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Mar 6, 2018 00:54:22   #
rmorrison1116 Loc: Southeast, Southcentral PA
 
rehess wrote:
Many people seem to feel that way, but the only advantage the D500 has is in fast focusing and bursts .... tests show that the D7200 actually does marginally better in all sensor tests I'm aware of

https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Nikon-D500-versus-Nikon-D7200___1061_1020


Since speed is not a factor here, the D500 will be staying home. Hopefully I will get a few good photos at the flower show.

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Mar 6, 2018 06:00:00   #
Jerrin1 Loc: Wolverhampton, England
 
rmorrison1116 wrote:
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Philadelphia and I'm trying to decide on which camera to bring. Usually I take one of my Canon DSLR'S with my EF 28-300L mounted. This year, for a few reasons, I've decided not to. My wife was recently the victim of someone who was in a big hurry and apparently is color blind or wasn't paying attention to the traffic lights and on coming traffic. Long story short, my wife will be in a wheel chair and I don't feel like carrying the big Canon lens on my shoulder while pushing a wheel chair.
I'm quite fond of the coverage and versatility of the 28-300 so instead of the Canon white elephant I'm going to take my smaller lighter Nikkor 28-300. Problem is I need to decide on which camera to bring. Which body will give me better results with the indoor lighting in the Pennsylvania convention center, my D7200 or my D500? I don't plan on using a flash but I will have an SB-400 in my pocket if needed.
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Phila... (show quote)


D500 should be the better bet. But as you have both, why not set up a bunch (as in a small bouquet, not masses) of flowers under similar lighting at home and do a comparison?

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Mar 6, 2018 06:35:06   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
rmorrison1116 wrote:
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Philadelphia and I'm trying to decide on which camera to bring. Usually I take one of my Canon DSLR'S with my EF 28-300L mounted. This year, for a few reasons, I've decided not to. My wife was recently the victim of someone who was in a big hurry and apparently is color blind or wasn't paying attention to the traffic lights and on coming traffic. Long story short, my wife will be in a wheel chair and I don't feel like carrying the big Canon lens on my shoulder while pushing a wheel chair.
I'm quite fond of the coverage and versatility of the 28-300 so instead of the Canon white elephant I'm going to take my smaller lighter Nikkor 28-300. Problem is I need to decide on which camera to bring. Which body will give me better results with the indoor lighting in the Pennsylvania convention center, my D7200 or my D500? I don't plan on using a flash but I will have an SB-400 in my pocket if needed.
I'm taking my wife to the big flower show in Phila... (show quote)


D500

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