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Old 04-13-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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D600 vs. D7100

Hey guys,

So I'm on the market for a new camera. I'm torn between the new Nikon D7100 and the D600. Both have some advantages over one another. Please advise why you would choose one over the other.

I managed to sell most of my equipment and it's time to start over.
I decided to keep 2 of my lenses so these are what I intend to use initially.
Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5 DX (which I will probably sell)
Nikon 35mm DX (which I love and will never sell)

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Old 04-14-2013, 12:09 AM   #2
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Full Frame vs Crop Sensor. That's what it boils down to. My vote is for the D600. I like the direction that Nikon has taken with the D80, that midrange camera. Its not technically an entry level and it's not really a pro camera, but you have the best in both worlds. The D7100 just like it's predecessors (D70/D80/D90/D7k) they are a smaller versions the D300s (D200/D300).

Now you have two options in the midrange group (D7100/D600). What stands out the most with the D7100 is the 51 AF points. The D600 takes it a little further with the full frame (bigger sensor). I'm okay with the shutter speed being slower on the D600. Everything else (on paper) looks about the same imo. $800 difference Either way, it's a win. If you want more in a camera then throw the D700 into the mix

Neil's review D600
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=964448




http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D7100/
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Those 2 lens mentioned above will not be of much use on D600. You will need to invest on expensive FF glass if you chose D600.
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Those 2 lens mentioned above will not be of much use on D600. You will need to invest on expensive FF glass if you chose D600.
This. Look at the cost of FF lenses and consider how much you shoot.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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You can shoot with primes i.e. 50mm 35mm 85mm and 105mm ... and maybe pair it with a FX lens. There are atleast 12 current FX lenses on Nikon site that are under $500


He could sell the 18-105mm and get the 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 and maybe Sell the 35mm and get the 28mm f/2.8 D or 50mm f/2.8 D
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Leaning more toward the D600 for the full frame.

Sold the 18-105mm and listed the 35mm. I'll be ordering as soon as the 35mm sells. Hopefully next week....

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You can shoot with primes i.e. 50mm 35mm 85mm and 105mm ... and maybe pair it with a FX lens. There are atleast 12 current FX lenses on Nikon site that are under $500


He could sell the 18-105mm and get the 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 and maybe Sell the 35mm and get the 28mm f/2.8 D or 50mm f/2.8 D
That's what I was going to suggest, or maybe the 24 2.8. I shoot a huge amount of my photos at 16-18mm on my dx. If I went to FX I would pick up a 24 2.8.

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Leaning more toward the D600 for the full frame.

Sold the 18-105mm and listed the 35mm. I'll be ordering as soon as the 35mm sells. Hopefully next week....

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Absolutely get the full frame.
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