Nikon camera upgrade........
After many years absence from SLR photography, just over 2 years ago, I bought myself a Nikon D100 so I could re-aquaint myself with the hobby I once loved so much.
Having used this camera now with a few different lenses I feel I am ready for an upgrade, to something a little more modern.
The model I am considering is the D3200....
Would this be a good upgrade from my current D100....?????
Any advice would be much appreciated, and I am working on a budget of £500, so would another used model be better or worse.
I do landscape work, family portraits, etc., but I am looking to expand my photographic horizons.
Thanks in advance,
It would be helpful to us if you could tell us what lenses your currenty have... Graham
I currently have: Nikon 28-50mm AF
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Nikkor 28-100mm AF
Tokina 28-200 Manual
These details are a bit vague at the moment as I have the camera equipment at my daughters place at the moment, due to just moving house.
I hope this info is of some help.
PS: Is it you Graham that lives in Ayrshire?
My wife is from Girvan.
Yes it is the Graham from Ayrshire, I know girvan well when the boys were younger I took them down the Maidens for a game of football then into Girvan for bite to eat.
The D100 altough an old camera it still takes great photos. Also a good thing about it is, there great for infra red photos, a lot of photographers buy these cameras for this purpose.
If you are thinking on upgrading to a D3200 your Nikon lenses ( being A.F.) won't auto focus, every thing will work it just won't auto focus
To get a camera that will auto focus your lenses it will need to be either a D90 or a D7000. I have both these cameras , while the 90 is a great camera it is been around for a while now The D7000 has just been upgraded to the 7100 and can be picked up quite cheaply, I got mine for just over £600 new. Out of the two cameras alough the 90 is still a great camera I have to say the D7000 is a far superior camera both in buid ans image quality. Regards ... Graham
Hi Graham, many thanks for the information, the advice is very good and I think I will start looking for a D7100.
Best Regards to you and your family,
Please let us know how you get on, forgot to mention on previous post I come from Kilmarnock. Regards... Graham
If you have Nikon film lenses go for a secondhand D7000 and it will drive the AF on them, if you don't then it all depends why you use a DSLR. Control? D7000, because it takes great pictures and you only ever use one lens but want to look through a conventional viewfinder, then the D3200 is Okay but the D7000 has 100% viewfinder, it is a pentaprism, bigger and brighter, has a diopter incase you need glasses, and at 16mpixels is excellent even in low light. You dont really want 24mpixels on an APS-C sensor as in low light you will think it soft and noisy. If money isn't an issue the D600 or D610 is streets ahead of the D7000 again. The D7100 isn't worth the extra £700 since the D7000 is now around £300 secondhand.