Top positive review
17 July 2017
It's been 1-1/2 years and I migrated - reluctantly - from shooting Canon for 10 years. The 51-point AF, combined with the versatile AF modes was the main attraction while also moving up to FX format given the range of my subject interests widening. It took me a while to get used to the Nikon menus and navigation, especially those moments when you want instant recall of settings for a tricky situation (almost like navigating traffic in a left-hand drive car when you have been driving a right-hand one!). Looking back now, it's been an easy transition and the 2 dedicated user configurable settings help too. The side buttons for WB, ISO etc are quite handy and I am now much quicker in composing very different settings (I mostly shoot manual or in the P mode). Also shoot both RAW and JPEG and use the Continuous mode quite often (sports, birds); the speed and buffering are remarkable and non-intrusive.
Initial lens was the Nikkor 28-300 that I found versatile but a huge disappointment in focus speed and sharpness. I have since replaced it with a Sigma 24-105/F4 which is spectacular and more suited to my style, giving me consistent sharpness across the frame at all lengths. Also better at low light / high ISO situations than the Nikkor.
I also shoot with a Nikkor prime (50mm/1.8G) which is inexpensive and absolutely delightful (use it for landscapes too!). For wildlife I got the Nikkor 200-500mm/5.6 with the camera and I have not used it as much as my other lenses. In my limited experience, the lens is terrific although suited more for leisurely / patient sessions with tripod.
I have just purchased the Tamron 70-200 (latest, G2) for this camera and am absolutely thrilled with the combination. Shot at the Wimbledon centre court last week exclusively with this combination and was astounded by the results even my efforts were not up to the mark!
(I bought the camera and the 3 Nikkor lenses on Amazon - my first ever purchase of such expensive gear online! - last year in Feb and the whole experience was smooth, fortunately).
PS: as I write this, I had to give in my D750 to Nikon service center as my camera is one of the several that have been recalled for the sitter issue (a manufacturing defect) causing random shading in pictures. Apart from this, the D750 is truly an innovative product from Nikon and rightly positioned / feature-filled for the serious amateur.