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| Re: Need Help deciding between D7100, D600, and D800 |
Sorry, just looked at your first post and excel sheet...thought I was replying to another thread, but my previous comment still stands (somewhat).
I see you're into wide angles and backpacking in WA. SWEET!!
If you're looking for a solid landscape camera, the D600 and 800 are solid bets. The 600 is bit lighter which you'd no doubt appreciate backpacking. It feels a little less rugged, but supposedly the weather sealing is pretty much on par with the 800. I think I'd still go with the 800, as it's just a more solid camera.
One idea (more geared to soley landscape photography):
Nikkor 16-35 (can use filters, lighter than 14-24)
Nikkor 50 1.8G
Tamron 70-300 VC (or if you can stretch for it, 70-200 f/4).
Decent lightweight tripod.
If you went 600 instead of 800, you could probably definitely afford the 70-200 f/4.
Another option (what I'm doing). I do a mixture of photography, so adding the 24-70 into the mix is a no brainer for me:
Zeiss Distagon 18 f/3.5
Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8
Nikkor or Tokina 70-200 f/4. (Haven't purchased yet, saving--Tokina isn't out yet).
(50mm also, but not on my hikes)
I just switched from Canon, where I had a 17-40L and 24-105L. I actually used my 24-105 for a lot of landscapes as it is plenty wide for most things. I found that I mostly shot the 17-40 at 17. So, with this new switch, I just figured I'd add a prime in that range to save a little space. I couldn't afford the Zeiss 21 and wanted the wider angle anyway. Plus, I'm sick of Nikon's quality control and wanted a solid third party I can use filters on. Waiting for my Zeiss 18 in the mail, so I can't comment on my decision yet.
Good luck with the decision.