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#1 romat


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 08:38 AM

Hello, I've just joined this forum looking for help, advice and tips.
I'm just an amateur photographer - used to take holiday snaps, then realised I actually quite liked photography and splashed out on a D300 and a host of lenses etc.  Love it to bits and do a lot of photography for my company (both product in studio and product in application).  I have recently joined a couple of volunteer groups and do a lot of their event photography including being on call for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue service 24/7... for these events I am called on to video as well.
Any suggestions what I should upgrade to?
I am completely out of touch with the Nikon range and only just opened their website for the first time for years last night - like the look of the D750 with the adjustable screen, but don't want to spend too much!
Can anyone help?  What should I go for?

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:53 AM

Welcome. Looking forward to seeing your images. Especially the fire and rescue one, if that is allowed that is.


I don't think you can go wrong with the D750. There are sales going on at this time for it. I think, and I'm sure others will either confirm or not, that the 750 is a good step up from the D300.


However, it might depend on your lenses, the D750 is a full frame camera, and the D300 is a DX frame camera. If you have a lot of DX lenses, then maybe you should take a look at the D7xxx series camera, with the D7200 being the latest of this series. And, since you have a D300, and I know you said cost is a factor. However, give the new Nikon D500 a look. It is the replacement to the D300 series camera and is DX frame camera as well.  

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 11:54 AM

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Will give my thoughts a bit later but you've come to the right place.


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 12:01 PM

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Taking your interests into account as mentioned, I would go for an FX-camera. The D750 or D810 being an excellent option.



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Posted 22 April 2016 - 12:48 PM

Welcome, Romat.


Can't go wrong with a 750, I have seen quite a few people with them and it is an excellent camera.


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 02:18 PM

Welcome, Romat.  Looking forward to seeing your pics.


As for cameras, while the D500 is getting very positive reviews, I'll join Herman in suggesting that you consider the D750.  In Canada, it's only a bit more expensive than the D500, but it's FX.  Plus it has an auto crop function that will let you use all of your DX lenses.  Finally, the folks I know who bought it all love it to pieces.   :)


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:41 PM

Welcome! Hope you find the answers you're looking for. :) Have you considered a D7200?

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 06:48 PM

Welcome,   I have the D7000 and recently upgraded to the D7100.  Doubled the pixels.  That said, I wanted the D750,but the budget was talking the same language as my wants.

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 07:05 PM

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