Discussion in 'Nikon Cameras' started by JustJazzie, Dec 14, 2017.
if small hands are the problem, have you considered switching to a pentax Q system?
Nope! Is that mirrorless??
I see it is!
I finally abandoned ship on the Sony mirrorless system, mirrorless just hasn't proven to be my thing!
I'm sure theres a happy medium in Nikons lineup somewhere.
The d750 looks fairly smallish, as does the d600, but even those are pushing it- so the d800 intimidates me a bit.
I like love my D750. It is larger (and heavier) than the D40 but I can't compare it to anything else. Also, the placement of the function and DoF preview buttons haven't been an issue for me, though I rarely have to shoot without looking down at the body first.
Thanks for adding in your expierence @snowbear! Its more than I was really wanting to spend, but its feature set is pretty sweet!
I used to use the tilt-y screen on my New-7 all the time, and thats one feature I do miss!
I bought a used D 800 about three weeks ago for $795 from a Portland, Oregon photo store. I own a D610 as well. The performance of the D800 outstrips the D610 in every single way. I would not even consider a D600 these days. Funny typos due to speech to text (*typos have been edited out). I don't find the grip size on the D800 much bigger than the D610, and I think the D800 fits the human hand far better.
Thanks so much Derrel! I always fine you're experienced perspective quite enlightening.
I've certainly got some pondering to do now.
Pick them both up, you'll know then.
AFAIK Nikon will replace any oil issue on the d600 and if it needs it twice will supply a d610. Now don't take my word for it.
I have the d610 and like it, never had focus issue with newer lenses but I know from feel the d7200 I have is more confident when it comes to focus, the d610 likes light, the d7200 almost sees in the dark (similar based af system to the higher end models). If the d800 doesn't overwhelm with it's size it will be better for low light wedding stuff no doubt
Based on size alone, I've noticed a difference in all the models.
I know many don't think the D8xx series isn't big, but I do.
I've handled them all at BestBuy side by side. I love the features of the D8xx series.
I also loved the D500 though it was BIG. Yes, not much bigger than the D750, which is bigger than the D6x0 but still very noticeable for my small hands.
With the small cameras D3x00 / d5x00 with the kit lens the weight/size allow you to hold it just holding the body. As you add a larger lens then you change your handling. With the larger cameras you have to balance the weight with one hand on the lens and one on the body, at least for my smaller hands.
If there is a store anywhere near you I recommend you go handle the cameras in your own hands.
With Mirrorless it all comes down to finding one that fits your specifications, which includes size (which they're all smaller than the larger DSLRs). You may want to handle a D5600 which is tiny by comparison and on par with a mirrorless though with a DSLR grip.
FYI, most women's rings are BIG on my fingers.
I buy and return things with KEH all the time. I'm sure they're sick of my crap. I live in Atlanta, so KEH is not only great in prices but also convenient.
They now have a 365 warranty on used items. You can't beat that.
As a note. If you did return things with them, the process is lengthy compared to other companies. Once it arrives at their warehouse, it waits in queue for the return to be processed. Once processed, the funds find the longest route back to your bank. I've personally experience 7 days amd 10 days turnaround time after their front desk receives your return. Exchanges take even longer.
you may like the size/handling of a D750 better than even the D610.
it's nearly the same size -- actually slightly smaller and lighter. The grip imho looks better:
the D800 looks pretty bulky in comparison:
The used prices on the D750 are getting much swallowable.
Actually your correct on that. I had some posts in the distant past about the grips.
The D750 grip design allows the fingers better holding power with the palm than the d600 did. The palm is a slow curve then a quick drop for the fingers. Versus a more consistent arc symmetry.
It's a minor feeling but definitely better overall. I have a chart somewhere I scribbled together in excel of how I like the grips of the D5500, D7000, 7100, 7200, D500, D600, D700, D750, D800. but it was based on personal choice based on my hands/fingers.
you'll also notice the D750 is a thinner camera which is good for the back part of the palm and thumb. It becomes obvious once you notice the shoulder LCD is a "2 line" setup versus a 3 line setup on the d7x00, d6x0, d8x0.
I think a visit to camera store would be wise. I have the exact opposite problem, 10" hands and I really have to put one in my hands to see what it feels like. Funny thing is, the Fujifilm XT2 with the battery grip is very comfortable for me to use, as is the XPro2 without one. The XPro2 is really small but oddly enough, it's not really the size but more of the design. As far as film, I think the same applies and yes, film could be a backup, after all, it's a camera.
When I was shooting Nikon DSLR's I went from a D3300 to a D7200 and what a ergonomic upgrade that was. Unfortunately, I had issues with the D7200 and gave up on the system all together except for my Nikon FM film camera.
Separate names with a comma.