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Old 05-17-2018, 09:58 AM   #1
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Ok I am looking to purchase a new body for my lenses. Anyone have experience with either or both of these?

Im a newb in terms of DSLR photography but am looking for a body that has a few more features than my 5100. With that being said I dont want responses similar to:

"Use your money to buy quality lens" I am working on building a lens collection and know that is where the money counts more than the body usually. This poll is only asking for opinions on these two bodies.

Right now I can pick up a D750 (full frame) for 1500$ brand new body only. The D500 (top of the line crop sensor) can be had for about 1900$ brand new body only.

All the research I have done so far, points to the D500 in terms of abilities and features despite it being a crop sensor camera.

So what would be some of TBH experts choices, a middle of the road full frame D750 or a top of the line crop sensor D500?
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:29 PM   #2
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What type of photography do you currently shoot?

Personally I would go with the D750 over the D500 because it is a full frame and I love bokeh. No DX format camera will ever match DoF like a FX.

Additionally, the D750 is going to handle high ISO better.
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What type of photography do you currently shoot?

Personally I would go with the D750 over the D500 because it is a full frame and I love bokeh. No DX format camera will ever match DoF like a FX.

Additionally, the D750 is going to handle high ISO better.


To be honest I don’t have a “style” at this point. Just whatever catches my eye. Mostly will end up being my daughter, wildlife and landscapes probably.


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Old 05-17-2018, 04:41 PM   #4
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Of your daughter and looking for the milky creamy backgrounds, personally I would do the FX, but that just my opinion. Both are good cameras. I just personally gravitate to FX after shooting DX D7000 for years and then borrowing a D800, I jumped on a D810.
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Awesome thanks for the input.


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Old 05-17-2018, 08:55 PM   #6
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:32 AM   #7
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I'm more of a Canon shooter, but in regards to the full frame vs crop sensor decision, I am so happy that I made the jump to a full frame finally. Like TexasWicked said, the background blur looks amazing for portraits, and the light transmission is just so much better on a full frame body IMO. I had previously been shooting a Canon 7D MarkII (crop sensor), and I thought that I might miss that extra "reach" when doing wildlife photography, but I haven't missed it one bit.

Plus, you'll have an extra $400 to put towards your lens collection, so you can "use your money to buy a quality lens"
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I'm more of a Canon shooter, but in regards to the full frame vs crop sensor decision, I am so happy that I made the jump to a full frame finally. Like TexasWicked said, the background blur looks amazing for portraits, and the light transmission is just so much better on a full frame body IMO. I had previously been shooting a Canon 7D MarkII (crop sensor), and I thought that I might miss that extra "reach" when doing wildlife photography, but I haven't missed it one bit.

Plus, you'll have an extra $400 to put towards your lens collection, so you can "use your money to buy a quality lens"


Ha touché on the money for lens comment. I guess mainly the reviews I’ve read and found that rave about the D500 being so good just have me second guessing myself. Originally I was looking at the D750 without even knowing much about the D500. Then starting looking at it and the D500 had better features for the most part with the exception of being a crop sensor.


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Ha touché on the money for lens comment. I guess mainly the reviews I’ve read and found that rave about the D500 being so good just have me second guessing myself. Originally I was looking at the D750 without even knowing much about the D500. Then starting looking at it and the D500 had better features for the most part with the exception of being a crop sensor.


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That's a very similar situation to the place I was in when I bought my 7D MarkII. Compared with my current rig, it had better burst mode, and auto-focus, and was technically newer by a year or two. I am still happier with my 5D Mark III.
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That's a very similar situation to the place I was in when I bought my 7D MarkII. Compared with my current rig, it had better burst mode, and auto-focus, and was technically newer by a year or two. I am still happier with my 5D Mark III.


Noted. Thanks for the input brother. There are a few more I’d like to comment before I make a decision.


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Old 05-19-2018, 03:36 PM   #11
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Ttt for more input.


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Old 05-25-2018, 06:47 PM   #14
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D750 is better overall. Do you have FX or DX lenses? If you have DX then stick with the DX camera. A larger sensor is going to give you better results. Plus you can save a few dollars. Pretty easy decision.
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I have both types of lenses currently.


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Old 06-01-2018, 06:51 AM   #16
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I have two 750 bodies so my vote is well established.

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Full frame and performs well in low light.
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Full frame and performs well in low light.
Very well in Low Light.







Then there HDR


But that Bokeh, though!


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Old 06-05-2018, 09:40 PM   #19
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I have them both, D500 or D750
I prefer D500 because I think it performs better at night
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I have an old D3100 and a D7100, my next body is the D750.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:29 PM   #21
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I just ordered a D750...will report back! :-D
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:59 PM   #22
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Love my D750. I have an older D200 that is a DX format camera. It's ok but when compared to the FX format is doesn't hold up well.

Also the D750 does very well in low light situations. You can shoot at higher ISO's and because of the full frame not suffer from loss of image quality. It also does very well shooting the night sky. I've gotten some great shots of the milky way. I just prefer the larger format of the FX cameras.

Just remember unlike 35mm film cameras these new digital cameras will be made obsolete in short order by next years newest model. I have an old 35mm Nikon FE that works just as well today as it did when I bought it 33 years ago.
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