Photography gear

April 2013: After several years at Nikon South Africa, with access to many of their resources, I am now out on my own … I do photography as a hobby for now but I’m still fortunate to have the following gear. I had a Nikon D600 body for a while, but that was replaced for me free of charge by Nikon with my current body because of sensor issues.

Nikon D610 – a nice little full frame body.
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Nikon D7200 – a nice little DX body.
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II. The lens all pro photographers want in their arsenal.
NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II. The lens all pro photographers want in their arsenal.
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D...
NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D… perfect for the price
AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR. How I love wide angle lenses!
AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR. How I love wide angle lenses!
NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G Micro. Doubles as a super-sharp portrait lens
NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G Micro. Doubles as a super-sharp portrait lens
AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II to go with the 70-200mm lens
AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II to go with the 70-200mm lens
SB-910 flash. Although I’m not a fan of flash photography this does come in handy.
ML-L3 infrared remote control
ML-L3 infrared remote control

7 thoughts on “Photography gear

    1. Mmmmm, how to answer this one? Obviously the D7100 is a DX format camera, and the D600 an FX camera. So, the FX format is slightly better quality because of the bigger sensor. I did, however, shoot for a long time with a D7000, which I loved. The nice thing about shooting DX with FX lenses is one gets more zoom. I guess you need to look at who the photos are for – personal use, or to sell? If you are short on cash – perhaps go for the D7100 and invest in good lenses so that you can upgrade your camera body later.

      1. We were worried about the durability: we’re looking for a long-term investment. This is the first time we’ve upgraded since the D200 came out, haha. Does the D600 feel durable to you?

      2. It is bigger and more sturdy than the D7000 – works great and Nikon seems to have sorted out the issues with dirt on the sensor. Obviously it’s no D4 but I’m very happy with it!

  1. Great equipment there, Robin, especially the lenses! As for your advice for the Jacob who’s deciding on a DSLR, it was spot on. I recently purchased the upgrade to the D7000, the D71000 and I’m extremely happy with. It has some really great features but I can’t compare it to the D7000 as I never owned that camera. I will say that it is definitely cheaper than an FX camera, being that I’m not selling my shots and not a pro, it suits my needs… for now.

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