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05-09-2014, 07:56 PM   #1
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Wanted to Upgrade from Nikon D3100, please seggest

I owe a Nikon D3100 with kit lens and nikot 70-300 TELEPHOTO lens. I normally shoot Landscape / Wildlife its my hobby. Suggest a suitable camera and lenses with a limited budget.

05-09-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
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Well, there are a lot of threads here with similar questions. The similar kit would be a K50 with 55-300 lens for long use. That's a better sensor for sure.
Landscape you have lots of options - search 'landscape lens' and you'll find some good discussions.

What's your budget?
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The 18-55mm DA L WR kit lens is fine for landscapes and the copy I got with my K-50 is good and sharp.
The 55-300mm lens is another good one, but I don't have the WR version.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cardinpp Quote
I owe a Nikon D3100 with kit lens and nikot 70-300 TELEPHOTO lens. I normally shoot Landscape / Wildlife its my hobby. Suggest a suitable camera and lenses with a limited budget.
If you want to stay with Nikon, take a look at the D5300, D7000, or D7100. All have improved AF systems and a great deal of extra features.

Within the Pentax realm the K-50 is like the D5300, and the K-5iis and K-3 correspond to the D7000 and D7100, respectively.

The most cost-effective path would probably be to get a D7000 and hang on to your existing lenses IMO.


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Thanks for your suggestions.
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Suggest should I sell nikon and go for pentax k5II s
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QuoteOriginally posted by cardinpp Quote
Suggest should I sell nikon and go for pentax k5II s
Hard to say without knowing your specific needs, or the issues you're having with your current setup.

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If you want to go to Pentax, I would look at a Pentax K5 II and a Tamron 17-50/Pentax DA 55-300. That would cover your existing focal length well and give you an upgrade in performance.

Nikon has nice bodies and lenses too, though, and going to a D7000 or D7100 would work well. I don't know for sure, but I think your glass is probably a bigger obstacle than the camera body and looking for an upgrade in that department is probably key to getting better photos.

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What you haven't said is WHY you want to upgrade. My guess is you want better IQ. In that case, keep your camera and get better lenses.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, cardinpp ... Hope to see some Pentax images soon ... Salut, J
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Welcome to the forum, there's plenty of good information here on both camera and lenses which may help in your selection process.
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The reason for upgrade is to have better photographs. No constraint of budget. Better auto focus system. Better images. Cheap and better lenses.
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