And now February 21st 2017 again a step further with the Nikon D7200
DSLR (949 Euro). The specifications look very good, a DX format camera with
24.2 pixel CMOS sensor and the new Exspeed 4 processor 30 % faster
than the predecessor theD7100. Expecting the camera to be delivered
today so I am really looking forward to it. This time I did not buy
the original Nikon grip and extra batteries. I choose for the Jupio
grip the difference in price is to much.
The first thing that I was missing again is the connector for studio
flash WHY? the second thing is the metering switch. Everything is
now controlled via the settings of the camera this disables the
Video and Photo gets more and more integrated in one and the same
equipment. In auto menu a number of settings are not retained when
the camera is powered down like the internal flash every time this
thing is popping up by low light situations, not my thing! Nikon
placed this camera in the group of advanced photographers but I feel
this is a little to high. The camera is loaded with new technologies
but the controls for quick advanced photography are not there!
The menus are complex, state of the camera (mode) rules out menu
items so there is a lot to learn. There is a users guide that comes
in the box but there is also a menu guide available at the Nikon
site for download. Soon more.
After 2 days working trough the manuals I found out that it is not
possible to connect to a studio flash via the hot shoe. There is no
X-contact and the AS-15 does not work! I found this completely
ridiculous and if I knew this on forehand I NEVER would have bought
this camera! This is really a very big disappointment.
Another point is the Wifi connection. Yes it is Wifi but don't think
it will connect to your computer. It only connects to a smart device
like a phone after installing a special application! I am
thinking... should I have bought me a CANON?
The Nikon D7200 has a special USB connector conform the new Nikon
high speed USB connection the UC-E6 connector. This means again an
another USB cable. The cable supplied in the box is a rather short
cable of 60 cm so I have to look for a longer cable somewhere.
De battery grip for the D7200 is the Nikon MB-D15 but there are a
number of replacements from other brands like Meike and Jupio. The
price for the original Nikon MB-D15 is 229.- Euro and for the Jupio 79.99 Euro.
Coming from the D300 I am missing some buttons I very frequently
used. First the Auto focus switch left from the lens. It was very
easy to swith from manual to single focus en continues focus.
(Gone). Then the metering selector, I very often used this switch
which is placed right from the viewer. Sometimes spot metering was
needed en than integral meting. Switching was very fast (Gone).
Now you have to dig into the manual to find out where function or
sub functions or sub sub functions are hidden.
I am already looking for a Canon eos 5D MKII. April 17th I bought me
a Canon as new with only 3500 clicks in perfect condition...... I
think my Nikon days are over!