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Old Wednesday 21st December 2016, 21:32   #1
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1st DSLR & Lens Help

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Im moving up from a bridge to a DSLR, I think I have settled on the D7200 however I'm stuck on my lens, I was looking at the sigma 150-600 C but now I've seen the Nikkor 200-500.

which would you choose? any why? and which would best compliment my choice of Body?
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Old Wednesday 21st December 2016, 22:59   #2
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What is your budget? and if it is high, why not the D500?

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Old Thursday 22nd December 2016, 04:10   #3
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Great info there:

https://photographylife.com/reviews/...0mm-f5-6e-vr/3

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Old Thursday 22nd December 2016, 04:19   #4
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The 200-500 may just have the edge for sharpness but i wouldn't like to bet next month's pension on it,it would be close so i suggest you research it and get more than a few opinions
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Old Thursday 22nd December 2016, 06:59   #5
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budget is 1500 gbp, here the d7200 is 700 and sigma lens is 700, nikkor lens is 1050.
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budget is 1500 gbp, here the d7200 is 700 and sigma lens is 700, nikkor lens is 1050.
Had a similar budget and settled on the same combination although did get the 150-600 lens as a kit with a 1.6x converter (not used the converter yet so can't comment on it). Only had the combination a short period of time but very pleased with it so far. Only downside is it's much heavier than my old micro 4/3rds gear it has replaced but I find it better in terms of image quality and ability to 'get the shot'.

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Old Thursday 22nd December 2016, 15:35   #7
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I was in the same position of moving from a bridge camera to DSLR earlier this year. I went with the D7200 - an excellent camera, easy to use compared to some aspects of a bridge camera (e.g. two dials to adjust aperture / shutter speed) - I took advice on this forum not to go for less well-specified D3xxx or D5xxx cameras and made the right choice.
As far as lenses go, the 300mm f4 PF has been great for me coming from a bridge, insofar as it is light and sharp, way better for low light & BIF than a bridge - however it is over your budget. That said, either of your lens options will give you more reach than I've got, giving you the chance to get more of those 24 megapixels on the bird. In your position, if I was looking to differentiate between them I'd prioritise ease of acquiring focus over out and out sharpness - after all, it doesn't matter if your lens is tack sharp if you can't get the bird in focus quickly enough.
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Old Thursday 22nd December 2016, 19:22   #8
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Thanks for the advice, lets see what the january sales bring, if i can get a d500 for a good price i might "up my budget".
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