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Looks like an eBay seller has the Nikon D7200 body only, but new condition for $749. Does not appear to be an authorized Nikon dealer, but seems like an okay deal for those who may want to take a chance on it. - Now $799

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-D72...1734006218
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This or step up to full frame? Currently rocking D3200 but focus features are lacking. Only FX lens I have is the 50 mm 1.8G but the auto focus is terrible on the D3200. I have to stick with my trusty 35MM DX 1.8G Anyone have the same experience or know a remedy? I want to shoot bokeh and portrait with 50 mm prime but my shots are too soft
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This or step up to full frame? Currently rocking D3200 but focus features are lacking. Only FX lens I have is the 50 mm 1.8G but the auto focus is terrible on the D3200. I have to stick with my trusty 35MM DX 1.8G Anyone have the same experience or know a remedy? I want to shoot bokeh and portrait with 50 mm prime but my shots are too soft
If you really want excellent bokeh on portraits try 85mm regardless of camera.
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This or step up to full frame? Currently rocking D3200 but focus features are lacking. Only FX lens I have is the 50 mm 1.8G but the auto focus is terrible on the D3200. I have to stick with my trusty 35MM DX 1.8G Anyone have the same experience or know a remedy? I want to shoot bokeh and portrait with 50 mm prime but my shots are too soft
In what way is the lack of AF features hampering your shooting? What AF settings are you using? What kind of subjects are your trying to capture? The sensor on the D3200 is pretty good. People have been taking awesome with pictures with the two lenses you have. There are always better lenses and cameras, but you should first spend time to learn to use the equipment you have.
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In what way is the lack of AF features hampering your shooting? What AF settings are you using? What kind of subjects are your trying to capture? The sensor on the D3200 is pretty good. People have been taking awesome with pictures with the two lenses you have. There are always better lenses and cameras, but you should first spend time to learn to use the equipment you have.

You don't understand the problem I am having.

DX 35MM prime- fast auto focus, sharp pictures
FX 50MM prime- painfully slow auto focus, soft pictures
Same D3200 body, same operator, same lighting, and sames subjects

Is this a common problem with FX lens on DX body? Did I get a lemon
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Seller better be ready to get some empty boxes returned and pay for the return shipping to boot. The bay is a dangerous place for sellers these days but a gilded palace for scammers.
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You don't understand the problem I am having.

DX 35MM prime- fast auto focus, sharp pictures
FX 50MM prime- painfully slow auto focus, soft pictures
Same D3200 body, same operator, same lighting, and sames subjects

Is this a common problem with FX lens on DX body? Did I get a lemon
He's just saying that there is no reason to upgrade if you aren't experiencing issues, or know what your issues are. Which 50mm lens? 50mm f/1.4D? 50mm f/1.8G? Fast AF costs a bit more.
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He's just saying that there is no reason to upgrade if you aren't experiencing issues, or know what your issues are. Which 50mm lens? 50mm f/1.4D? 50mm f/1.8G? Fast AF costs a bit more.
Both are f/1.8G, I'm just wondering if I should return the 50 mm while I'm in the return window or if this issue would be resolved with a camera that has more focus points (15 cross type on D7200 vs 1 on D3200). I like the idea of having FX lens if the day comes for me to switch to full frame
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Seller better be ready to get some empty boxes returned and pay for the return shipping to boot. The bay is a dangerous place for sellers these days but a gilded palace for scammers.
Exactly. I quit selling several years ago.
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Both are f/1.8G, I'm just wondering if I should return the 50 mm while I'm in the return window or if this issue would be resolved with a camera that has more focus points (15 cross type on D7200 vs 1 on D3200). I like the idea of having FX lens if the day comes for me to switch to full frame
While I don't have those lenses (I jumped into Nikon's system in early 2015 with expensive lenses), a different camera shouldn't help your 50mm issues. Keep in mind that only the center point, even on an D810, is the best. In the D3200's case, it is sensitive down to -1EV on the center point, to f5.6 Your center focus point could get more accurate with a different camera IF your lens can't hit f/5.6 or faster, but this is likely not the case (teleconverters?). If you are using it like a "point and shoot" with spray-and-pray, having the further-out AF points with greater measurement capabilities could help you get more sharp photos. I haven't had any high percentage of AF issues since my Rebel XT a decade ago, and having a D3200 at work, don't see any major limitations in the newer bodies.

More focus points may just give you less predictable focusing, and while it will help a bit with tracking movement, it still can't compare to manually pre-focusing or pulling focus.

It doesn't sound like you've outgrown the D3200. Reasons for upgrading bodies would be for higher megapixel numbers, about 1-stop better low ISO capability (and worse DOF so you may need to stop back down anyway), and worse vignetting. The full frame switch for me wasn't as impressive as people made it out to be - APS-C is a pretty good spot with f/1.4 and f/1.8 lenses.

On the remark of buying full frame lenses on APS-C -in many cases, using a full-frame lens on APS-C will make your APS-C shots less sharp than using a lens designed for APS-C. A full-frame lens is projecting an image over a larger area - it doesn't need to be as sharp over a smaller area as an APS-C lens since it is designed to project over a larger sensor, with photosites more spread out. I had a couple "full frame" lenses on my Canon years ago, but later found that a $100 APS-C telephoto lens outperformed my $450 full-frame telephoto lens, when mounted to the Canon 70D. Don't buy full frame lenses with expectation to upgrade - if you want full frame, then buy one. Just keep in mind that there are MANY tradeoffs when going to full frame - not just price. The only true upgrade I found with full frame is gains in sharpness/detail. Weight, price, vignetting, needing to stop down to get enough in focus - all negatives. The 1-1.5 stop advantage of full frame quickly disappears when you need to stop down to get sufficient depth-of-field, or clean up the 3 or 4 stops of vignetting in the corners (too much for RAW post-processing to fix without additional work).

Nikon/Sony APS-C cameras, and the newer Canon 80D, are all great cameras that do everything all-around very well. I'd recommend updating from the D3200 after you start wanting quicker access to controls. You can never rely on any camera to do all the work for you, and the D3200 can do almost anything with an additional button press or two.
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FWIW now showing $799.
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While I don't have those lenses (I jumped into Nikon's system in early 2015 with expensive lenses), a different camera shouldn't help your 50mm issues. Keep in mind that only the center point, even on an D810, is the best. In the D3200's case, it is sensitive down to -1EV on the center point, to f5.6 Your center focus point could get more accurate with a different camera IF your lens can't hit f/5.6 or faster, but this is likely not the case (teleconverters?). If you are using it like a "point and shoot" with spray-and-pray, having the further-out AF points with greater measurement capabilities could help you get more sharp photos. I haven't had any high percentage of AF issues since my Rebel XT a decade ago, and having a D3200 at work, don't see any major limitations in the newer bodies.

More focus points may just give you less predictable focusing, and while it will help a bit with tracking movement, it still can't compare to manually pre-focusing or pulling focus.

It doesn't sound like you've outgrown the D3200. Reasons for upgrading bodies would be for higher megapixel numbers, about 1-stop better low ISO capability (and worse DOF so you may need to stop back down anyway), and worse vignetting. The full frame switch for me wasn't as impressive as people made it out to be - APS-C is a pretty good spot with f/1.4 and f/1.8 lenses.

On the remark of buying full frame lenses on APS-C -in many cases, using a full-frame lens on APS-C will make your APS-C shots less sharp than using a lens designed for APS-C. A full-frame lens is projecting an image over a larger area - it doesn't need to be as sharp over a smaller area as an APS-C lens since it is designed to project over a larger sensor, with photosites more spread out. I had a couple "full frame" lenses on my Canon years ago, but later found that a $100 APS-C telephoto lens outperformed my $450 full-frame telephoto lens, when mounted to the Canon 70D. Don't buy full frame lenses with expectation to upgrade - if you want full frame, then buy one. Just keep in mind that there are MANY tradeoffs when going to full frame - not just price. The only true upgrade I found with full frame is gains in sharpness/detail. Weight, price, vignetting, needing to stop down to get enough in focus - all negatives. The 1-1.5 stop advantage of full frame quickly disappears when you need to stop down to get sufficient depth-of-field, or clean up the 3 or 4 stops of vignetting in the corners (too much for RAW post-processing to fix without additional work).

Nikon/Sony APS-C cameras, and the newer Canon 80D, are all great cameras that do everything all-around very well. I'd recommend updating from the D3200 after you start wanting quicker access to controls. You can never rely on any camera to do all the work for you, and the D3200 can do almost anything with an additional button press or two.
Great advise, I returned the 50mm Nikkor, instead of jumping up to the 7200 body i'll invest in the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8
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Great advise, I returned the 50mm Nikkor, instead of jumping up to the 7200 body i'll invest in the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8
The Sigma 17-50mm is a good all-around lens - I had one on Canon. I actually used a 15-85mm and 30mm f/1.4 more than anything else, including over the 17-50mm. Once I started using external flashes after avoiding them for a decade, I didn't miss the 17-50mm any longer.
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Back to $749.
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