September 9, 2016 by Kelvin Hobby, Stuff 0

Out with the old, In with the New

Out with the old, In with the New

The new is the Nikon DSLR D7200.

Well, the D7200 is already out on shelves for a year and half. So technically not that new.

While I was standing in the camera shop and talking to the sales person, I was contemplating between the Olympus family of EM1 or EM5 MK II, wait longer for the Fuji XT-2, or a normal DSLR, which will be Nikon.

My old is the Nikon D40, which I sold it off with the kit lens. Not sure if that was a good idea as the 18-55mm (no VR) was still of use. but anyway I sold it off as a set.

D40 with Kit Lens

I also have a Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX on hand still, which I love.

Balancing between not trying to look pro (size of the camera), level of interest and of course, the size of the hole in my pocket, I went with the D7200.

The mirrorless systems will make my hole in the pocket twice as large with a higher grade of lens.

Of course D7200 with some better lens will cost about the same. But at least I have the 35mm now, which I can actually use a fair bit, as shown in the one-lens trip to Tokyo here , here and here

End result. I came out of the camera shop poorer by a $1000+++, with the D7200 body, an extra battery and a Black Rapid CrossShot body sling.

Looking forward to shoot with it!