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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Reference to this NOT being the flagship DX body was posted on NR, so there may well be a D300s successor to follow! Oooh, decisions decisions. :?

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Wout, yes I believe you're right, but I was trying to keep it simple in the video!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Hi everyone, I've just posted an update to my preview including in-depth feature comparisons with the D7000, D600 and D300s, check it out!

Nikon D7100 preview - updated!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:37 pm 
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WoutK89 wrote:
The advantage is not just in the number of AF-points, but also in the distribution of these points in the frame on the DX camera.

Buying FX-glass for a DX-camera also gives the advantage of using the sweet spot of the lens. While if you use it on FX, besides having a wider field of view, you will also get lesser quality corners on the majority of lenses.

It all depends on what style of photography suits you most.


Unfortunately I am not focused on one particular subject (I shoot a variety of subjects such as travel, wildlife (zoos or theme parks), I would like to try macro photos, and sometimes portraits). I know for wildlife the crop factor of a DX body comes in handy especially with the telephoto lenses but I would also like the 24-70mm to act like a 24-70mm. I plan on keeping my D7000 for the "extra reach" but I am not quite sure what my next camera body will be. I should wait to see the reviews of the D7100 before I make up my mind so March 21, 2013 can't come fast enough. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:34 am 
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Hi,

According to Gordon's preview "the D7100 now sports full weather-sealing" which in my opinion is a very good thing.

BUT what about weather-sealed Nikkor lenses?

If one purchases a weather-sealed camera, then the lens should also be weather-sealed.

I'd be interested in the Nikkor 16-85 mm but as far as I know it's NOT weather-sealed.

Any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:19 am 
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As far as I know, it does have the rubber mount gasket, but that is as far as the sealing goes on that lens.
It should however do better than say a 18-105 VR in build quality, so I wouldn't start to worry so much if I owned the 16-85 VR. The 70-300 VR isn't weather sealed as well, but it did survive constant drizzle/rain in multiple occasions.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Gordon, I see now that your pricing in Euros is off.
In the Netherlands the D7100 will be sold for €1179 body only, and €1399 for camera + 18-105VR (here's also a typo, ith should with the 18-105 VR). Both those prices are substantially cheaper than the prices you listed.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Most websites will show the manufacturer's list price, which is normally higher than street price.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:09 pm 
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This is list price, before a product's release this store rarely lowers their prices to street prices.
Even on other news sites €1179 is quoted as the list price.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:39 am 
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1179€ (incl. 19% VAT) is the official list-price in Germany. I think Gordon quotes from the UK-release which might calculate EUR values artificially high as not to interfere with other EURo-land pricing.
Wout: regarding the AA-filter: The D800e has the same AA-filter as the D800 but only with some parts reversed so the AA-effect cancels out. This was done afaik to avoid the need for both cameras to be any different. Because simply leaving the AA-filter out would influence some parameters of the optical path that would have to be corrected.
As the D7100 is only sold in one variant, it might well be that they completely left the AA-filter out: they don't have the need to plan/adjust for both variants.
Just my speculation...

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That sounds right Thomas, and thanks for reminding why they would have done it different in the D800E, I now remember reading it someplace else before.

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Yay I can finally update my D300.

I've been on & off again about purchasing the D600, the 39 AF points just doesn't work for me (mostly concert photography, so need quick focusing in many places).

Only thing I wanted to dabble in is Time-lapse. but It looks like this 'flagship' doesn't have the feature??? so looks like separate intervalometer for me.

Was thinking about going FX, but happy to stay DX so I get that extra distance with the lens :). especially with that 1.3 1.6x crop - nearly 400mm then with the 70-200 lens !!! :)

Now the intent will be to slowly update my lenses to all FX ones for probably next time round, but can get some more usage out of the DX ones for a while longer.

...... Unless there is going to be a D400. Price wise there's certainly room for a model between the D600 and D800's.


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xyzed wrote:
Only thing I wanted to dabble in is Time-lapse. but It looks like this 'flagship' doesn't have the feature??? so looks like separate intervalometer for me.


The D7100 does have an intervalometer, same as the D7000 already had it.

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WoutK89 wrote:
The D7100 does have an intervalometer, same as the D7000 already had it.


Awesome didn't see that on the specs - I'm sold. Pre-ordering :)


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Having had my D90 for 4 years now, I am looking to update. I still love it and will probably keep it as a 2nd body. I was seriously thinking of the D600/FX route, but I really can't justify spending more than £500 on any lens, so the DX route seems the best for me. I had hoped the D300s would be upgraded, but this doesn't seem to be where Nikon's interest lie. However I am very excited about the Nikon 7100. It has the sensor upgrade I am looking for, the higher ISO, faster shutter speeds, much better AF, AF in video mode, so it all sounds fantastic. Throw in the better build quality, better shooting rate and it seems like a done deal! :D :D

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