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Old Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 19:38   #1
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D600 - D700 - or

your views please,

I am thinking of getting either a Nikon 400 and converter or
Nikon 600

Choice of camera in my budget range is
D7100 OR D7200
D600 OR D700

WHICH COMBO IS BEST FOR BIRDING?

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Old Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 21:58   #2
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I got the D500 primarily for birding. Extra reach and fast!
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Old Thursday 4th May 2017, 10:23   #3
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I agree. The D500 is top notch for bird photography.
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Old Thursday 4th May 2017, 11:59   #4
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Sadly the D500 is out of my price range for now.
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Old Thursday 4th May 2017, 12:18   #5
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Then a D7200 as it has a far better buffer size than the D7100, the D7500 has a better sensor but less MP i think but not sure,again i think the AF is not any better than the D7200.
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Old Thursday 4th May 2017, 13:17   #6
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Thanks, noticed my op said 500 not 700, so my choice is D600 OR D700 OR THE 7100 OR 7200 or aNY BETTER SUGGESTIONS IN THAT PRICE AREA.
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whats wrong with the D600 ?
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Also, any thoughts on the lens please? 600 or 400 and converter?
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whats wrong with the D600 ?
I dont think the AF is any where near as good as the D7200,i think it only has 24mp on full frame so croping will not be good,the d7200 has 24mp on a crop sensor.
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As good as it is the D700 is just old technology
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ok cool, thanks mike, what are your thoughts on a lens? a few used available right now 400 and 600 prime.
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ok cool, thanks mike, what are your thoughts on a lens? a few used available right now 400 and 600 prime.
Cant help with the lens as those two have always been out of my budget,i have heard people say the 600 gets a bit heavy after a while
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ok thanks, always wanted a prime 600 just wondered how the 400 with 1,4 converter would fair?
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My girlfriend uses a D700 with the excellent NIKKOR 70-300 for all her photography, which these days is mostly birding. Reach is an issue, compared very unfairly against my SX60 (but that's her reference point). She has tried a fixed-aperture 200mm lens, but these lenses are too heavy for her, so she sticks with the 70-300 as a compromise. To try to match the SX60's reach would be clunky to say the least.

She also shoots in JPEG (lowest compression) because she doesn't have the patience for RAW right now. The D700's shooting rate on high-quality JPEG will exhaust the smaller CF cards used by the D700 in a hurry; I turned-down her burst rate. Suffice it to say, it's plenty fast enough.

Her case might be somewhat specific though: her degree on film photography translated best to an FX-grade camera, and the D700 was a hand-me-down gift. We couldn't afford cameras in this class normally: my SX60 was a budget reach, for example.
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