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  1. TheCheekyPixel

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    I currently have a Nikon D5000 with an Af-s dx 18-55mm as well as macro and wide angle lenses.

    I am a casual photographer who mainly photographs clothing as well as rock n roll dancing (low light and action combined).

    My kit lense broke the other day and a replacement is proving hard to find (my camera isn't compatible with the Af-p models)...

    Before I go ahead and find a new one I am thinking of just upgrading the body...

    I am thinking of the D7100... but I need advice.. I am also considering swapping completely to Canon...

    Any advice or suggestions?


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    Well low light and action is a very demanding situation. I have a D7200 and I'm very happy with it. I'm sure the D7100 would be a great upgrade for you. It will handle low light better than your current camera, and will allow you to buy older glass as it has a focus motor, which your 5000 does not have. In that generation of bodies I think that Nikon had the better sensors, and you already have Nikon glass.

    So I guess a D7100 and a fast lens (17-50/2.8) would probably be a huge step up from what you currently have.
     
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    That's sort of what I'm hoping.. I've had the 5000 for coming up to 7 years now... time for an upgrade... the 7200 would have been good except for the weight... it would be nearly 250gram heavier than my current...


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    Well I'm not sure that the D7100 is much lighter tbh. And fast glass is also quite heavy. If weight is a problem a mirror-less system might be the way to go, I have no experience with them though. I know the Fuji/Sony and Olympus all have good mirror-less systems.
     
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    I think it's about 600g compared to 700 and 500... weight isn't a big issue but I am aware of it...


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    Well this site says they both have 675g.
    Nikon D7200 vs D7100
    So I guess you still have some reading to do.
     
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    Your D5000 is indeed compatible with Nikon AF-D lenses.

    The D5000 is one of Nikon's 'compact' entry level cameras.
    Nikon was able to make the #200 & 5000 series camera bodies a bit smaller (compact) by not including their auto focus motor and screw-drive system that Nikon puts in all it's other DSLRs.

    The only thing an AF-D lens on your D5000 can't do is auto focus.
    Everything electronic and computer wise, other than the auto focus motor and screw-drive, is there to help you manually focus an AF-D lens.
    All you have to do is turn the focus ring by hand on the lens body. The camere will light the In Focus indicator in the viewfinder when focus is achieved at the selected auto focus point.
    See page 156 - Custom Settings Menu a4: Rangefinder in your D5000 User Manual
     
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    Everything you write is true about Nikkor AF-D lenses, KmH. But the OP wrote that her camera is "not compatible with the Af-p models." She was referring to AF-P ,which is the very-newest autofocus system, that Nikon premiered just a few months ago, especially on 18-55 and 70-300 lenses. This new AF-P protocol uses stepper motors in the lenses, and makes even fairly slow lenses focus MUCH better than even better-spec'd lenses like the 10-years-old 70-300 AF-S G VR: even with a much smaller max aperture on the new 70-300 AF-P!

    Check out Thom Hogan's review of the new AF-P lenses on the low-end D3400. VERY impressive!!! But yeah, as the OP mentioned, even fairly new cameras can NOT use the AF-P series lenses.

    Personally, I think Nikon blew it naming this AF-P. Wayyy too easy to confuse with the P-series lenses, or with AF-D, and this new name does not name the stepper motor by letter in a way most English speakers would recognize.
     
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    Thank you! Yes well after accidentally buying an AF-P lense after being told it was compatible I now know the difference!


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    There ought to be some of the earlier 18-55 zooms available, in either the VR version, or the non-VR variant. Look to the larger dealers, like Walmart, BestBuy, Adorama, B&H Photo & Video, Roberts Imaging, and Cameta Camera. These outlets often have big inventory, and have strong dealerships.

    But yeah...the AF-P protocol will NOT work on some fairly new Nikon bodies! But there are multiple, other zooms for your D5000. The real issue now is this: the very-newest Nikon APS-C camera models have much better sensors than the D5000 had. The differences ae REAL.

    Go to DxO mark on-line, and check out sensor scores and performance.
     

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