Nikon Body...which one

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Nikon Body...which one

Post by crossworks » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:13 am


Looking to get some input from NIkon pro's that perhaps are members of this site. I want to get an additional body to my D3200 and I'm considering either the D500 or the D750. Leaning towards the D500 but looking for informative opinions.

Thanks for any input!


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Re: Nikon Body...which one

Post by petermillar » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:53 am

I am not a Nikon user, but wonder whether considering the D750 takes you into that great full frame / crop debate. When deciding to stop worrying and stick with the smaller sensor, this video helped me:

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Re: Nikon Body...which one

Post by tomoswald » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:10 am

I had a D7100 before i migrated to Canon, only Nikon i've ever had but I did all my Deep space photos with it and it did a great job

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Re: Nikon Body...which one

Post by bobrichards » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:57 pm

As Tom says, the 750 is full frame and the 500 is half. What lenses do you have? Dedicated DX lenses won't really be suited for the 750. The D500 has been Nikon's big mistake, branded as being their top of the range DX body to replace the D300S. Unlike the D300 it has no CLS facility (no pop-up flash!) .

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Re: Nikon Body...which one

Post by roanephoto » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:01 pm

I have been a Nikon user for many many yaers and if I had to choose out of only the two you mention then I would go for the D500 as all your current lenses will fit and work on the D500.

However as Tom said the d7100 is a great camera, I currently own two along with a d700 and a d5300 and my go to camera is the d7100 folowed by the d700, that's not to say the d5300 isn't a great camera (in it's range). You can get used d7100's in great condition for really good prices at the moment so if you would consider something other than the two you mentioned why not take a look at the d7100 or even the d7200.

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Re: Nikon Body...which one

Post by keithboone » Fri May 05, 2017 6:31 pm

Just a few thoughts to add... I have the D750 and my wife has the D7100 which I used previously. I have used them both at lot and they're very good cameras.

I like the D750 because it's full frame, and I think the overall image quality is higher, and so is the low-light performance. Don't know how you feel about using prime lenses but I have gradually picked up a good range of used primes lenses, many dating back to the film camera era... all these older lenses work perfectly: I have 24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8 and 105mm f/2.8 macro and I got all of that for less than the price of a new 24-70 f/2.8 zoom. The availability of all that vintage Nikon glass for good prices keeps me in the Nikon world.

The D500 is being called their best crop sensor camera, and it is well suited to sports and nature photography because it has a high frame rate, and the crop sensor gives you longer reach with the same lenses. Bobrichard's said it is their "big mistake"... I wasn't aware of that so I may not be fully informed... at least all your existing lenses will work perfectly.

The D750 has a very deep grip and feels great in my hand... far better suited for me than the D7100. I haven't held a D500 so I can't comment on that, but the feel of the camera in your hand can be important if you plan to use it a lot. I can hold the D750 comfortably for hours, and I carry it on a wrist strap. That's just one small thing to consider when you think about comparing the two cameras.

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Re: Nikon Body...which one

Post by bychris » Mon May 08, 2017 8:35 pm

I use a D800 and D750. I need the width of full frame as most of the stuff I earn from needs a wide view. My personal work and portraits could easily be crop frame. All my lenses are FX. The D500 is an awesome beast and loved by some sports photographers due to its speed.
I believe that the way people look at things fall into two types. Those that view wide vistas and those that home in to detail. If you are the type that likes wide vistas then a D500 With a Sigma 10-20 or Full Frame 14-24 or 16-35 will work for you. If you home in to detail then a crop sensor is awesome for your needs.
Most of my earnings are with the Nikon D750 and Nikon 14-24 lens. I tend to shoot at waist level so the flip up lcd gets used a lot. I also shoot with a pole up to 8 metres and the wifi control via my iPhone is awesome. I hope this helps

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