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Old 11/08/2018, 09:56 AM   #1
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Need advice on Nikon upgrade

I currently have D70 and D200, with the following lenses
Sigma 28-90D called a macro but not a real one.
Quantaray AF LD 55-200
Nikkor 70-300
Sigma Zoom Master 35-70
Set of Extension tubes with the electronic pass through.
Battery Grip on the D200

Looking at a D3400 body with AF-P DX 18-55mm G VR and 70-300mm G ED
or a D5600 DSLR with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Trying to see if my old lenses will work with the D3400, are the pictures gonna be better, worth upgrading??
I want(not need) an upgrade, trying to get back into taking pictures on a regular basis...
Can't keep all 3 cameras so....


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Old 11/08/2018, 12:55 PM   #2
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Fallowing

I believe the lenses will work if they are F-mount, which they all should be.


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Old 11/08/2018, 06:09 PM   #3
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So here we go. First, the lenses will work with the cameras, they "may" or "may not" auto focus. I know the Sigma 28-90 won't auto focus, (I have that lens). Look at the mount on it. Look at where the mount has the screws that hold it on. There's one that looks like a regular screwdriver. That's what drives the AF. Any of the other lenses that have that won't AF on the bodies you're looking at.

About the pictures being better. That's really a loaded question. First, what's wrong with your pictures now? The 200 is a very capable camera. Do you want to take pics of your tank? Do you use any post processing?


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Old 11/09/2018, 07:51 AM   #4
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I am wanting to do tank pictures, was thinking using the D200 just for that and macro, and carrying the new one with me..
I don't do any post-processing other than cropping and adding a frame/sig..
I haven't found a way to get around my colorblindness in post-processing yet.. but winter is coming and work should slow down so I can try to get serious with this..
Found another bundle for the D5600 that has AF-P DX 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm VR lenses with it also..
Also went ahead and ordered some off-camera flashes for the tank photos...


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Old 11/09/2018, 08:23 AM   #5
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Checked all my lenses, Jesse, they all have that connection for the AF..
So if I get the D5600 I will only have the AF-P DX 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm VR lenses.
Those should be enough for a bit though...Normally using the 35-70 or 70-300 outside...
More to ponder...


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IMPO, the 200 is as good as those others. They may have better ISO and IQ, but to me, all that can be worked around. I would look into a good macro lens first. That will help more than anything.


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Old 11/12/2018, 11:14 AM   #7
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IMPO, the 200 is as good as those others. They may have better ISO and IQ, but to me, all that can be worked around. I would look into a good macro lens first. That will help more than anything.
That was my thinking.

The D200 is a semi-pro body and there are several features the newer entree level bodies wonít have. Mostly quick adjustment controls.

The D3400 and D5600 are more marked to the big P&S but can change lenses market. They can do everything you can do with the D200, you just donít have to drill down into the menus to do a lot of the functions with a D200.


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Old 11/14/2018, 08:37 AM   #8
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Decided on the D5600, wifey chipped in for half of it, guess there will be more doggie pictures now...lol
Took a few with it last night and this morning, lenses are really nice...
The hinge on the top of my tool cart 18-55 zoomed all the way out..

Canister filters in the shop..

Lens Cap..

Trees at 70 then 300






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Old 11/14/2018, 08:39 AM   #9
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Leaves at 70 then 300


Flower at 70 then 300


And of course Kato had to get in the way...



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