Which upgrade to go with?

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  1. stillmotionphotos

    stillmotionphotos TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys and gals,

    I am a new professional photographer and thinking about doing an upgrade from my Nikon D80.

    So my budget is somewhere in the 2000 range for camera and Lens, I have minimum lenses currently so i am not focused on staying with Nikon.


    Right now I am thinking about the

    7D- Canon
    Nikon 700

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks

    Josh

    Still Motion Photography
     
  2. manicmike

    manicmike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    if you've already got nikon lenses, why spend money to start over with canon? get the d700
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I agree. Switching systems will only cost you money.

    If you buy another Nikon, you can keep your current cameras as a 2nd/backup...which is a necessity for a working pro.

    You say you have minimum lenses right now...so my advice would be to start there with your upgrade. Simply changing the camera probably won't make as much of a difference as adding a high quality lens or two.
     
  4. Tappout

    Tappout TPF Noob!

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    +1 :thumbup:
     
  5. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    +2!
    Good glass is where a lot of quality in an image starts (as well as good lighting of course). In addition bare in mind what I said in your other thread - its not enough just to get a new camera body or a new lens or other bit of gear - you have to have a plan of where you are going and what limitation you are going to overcome with this new gear.
    So again I say sit down and work out where you are heading - then start to research that area and find out your weakenesses in terms of photographic skill and gear - then start to get advice on what gear to purchase to start to help you overcome some of your limitations.
     
  6. stillmotionphotos

    stillmotionphotos TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the insight everyone. I think the biggest things I would like to overcome are the speed in shots per second, and the quality of photos, as such i am also interested in going with a full frame sensor.



    Josh

    Still Motion Photography
     
  7. Dao

    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    However, the quality of the lens will affect the image that records by the camera. A not so good image will record as not so good image by the camera.

    I am just saying lens plays a important part in quality of photos. :)
     
  8. inTempus

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    I would go with the D700, hands down.
     
  9. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I agree with inTempus. Upgrade to the D700 for new professional photographer type work.
     
  10. cnutco

    cnutco No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    D700 is great but, what about the d300? You stated that speed was your biggest thing so, the d300 is 1fps (6fps) faster than the d700 (5fps). I believe that you could put the same grip on both and get up to 8fps. As long as you are not shooting continuous 14-bit RAW then you could work with the d300 at a cheaper price.

    That d700 is nice though... Good luck!
     
  11. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What will you be shooting?
     

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