D810 for beginner?

2 weeks 1 day ago #710423 by 100for1
Hi, all. New guy here, good to be here and thanks for having me. I'm in the market for a DSLR and have never owned one. I have used a film SLR years ago, other than that, basic point-and-shoot cameras. One of the things I've read is the value in used gear, which pointed me to the D810 from the D7200/D7500 models. As a new shooter, does this make sense? Or is that "too much" camera for a new guy? Right now, I think I'd be the wildlife/architecture/landscape street type photographer rather than portraiture. One thought I had would be since this is full frame, go to the FX lenses from the start.

Please feel free to punch holes in this logic. Thanks in advance for any thoughts.


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2 weeks 1 day ago #710425 by Nikon Shooter
The D810 is in use every day in my operation… a solid and reliable
workhorse. The problem to buy too "entry level" is it won't support
your efforts and progression too long and, sooner or later, you will
be facing an upgrade and more expenses.

Many of my students got and none has ever looked back.

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2 weeks 1 day ago #710426 by Nikon Shooter
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100for1 wrote: … I'd be the wildlife/architecture/landscape street type photographer rather than portraiture. One thought I had would be since this is full frame, go to the FX lenses from the start.


Sorry, no place for holes in your logic.

Furthermore, your ambitions will take your to appreciate the cool DR
of that body plus all the fine details like customisation of the functions
and the unpayable BBF etc.

Considering that lenses are the better investments, any higher end so-
lotion will sit well in the flange of that camera. Have a good time!

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1 week 6 days ago #710566 by 100for1
I missed your replies, Nikon Shooter. My apologies. Thanks so much for your perspective here. I'm looking for lens suggestions now.


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1 week 6 days ago #710571 by Nikon Shooter
No apologies needed, buddy! :P

My jump in digital world happened… very late in 2011. It was a long
period where I studied the developments not being impressed much.

But there it was. First the D3S and, the same month, the D3X — those
two and the holy trinity, all within less than six weeks — to start with.

Man, that stuff is rocking like hell and then it was the full conversion.
Many other lenses, radio triggers, etc. I completely converted my o-
perations and extended in times with the D800E, D810 and D850.

The holy trinity is a great starting point… never looked back.

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5 days 23 hours ago #711198 by Nikon Shooter
Have you made any move yet?

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