While I would've liked the 7100
25 December, 2014
I bought this as a second camera to support our D90 when photographing with my wife. While I would've liked the 7100, it wasn't out when I purchased this; otherwise this camera works great as a support. This camera has seen a variety of conditions and has endured our hikes through Yellowstone without a blemish. While I attribute that somewhat to our cautious nature, the camera body is well constructed too.
I've paired this with several lenses without issue:
Nikkor 16-85 AF-S
Nikkor 70-300 AF-S VR
Nikkor 35 AF-S
Sigma 120-300 2.8 EX (with both 1.5 and 2.0x TC)
Currently, I've swapped the neck strap for a Black Rapid Sport, which I recommend if you plan on walking with carrying the camera. The neck strap put incredible strain on my neck when hiking.
Running dual 16gb class 10 cards and have no problems shooting rapid fire, or HD video. I offload pictures pretty regularly (daily, usually) so I don't worry have to worry about storage much (and on the best days I'm only shooting a couple hundred pictures, typically).
I've purchased two additional no-name batteries to ensure I have sufficient charge, as well as the RC-2 remote for hands free shooting at distant wildlife.
While full frame is in my future, this has been a great purchase to tide me over until that day comes.