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Old 02-01-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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Nikon D7000

Has anyone used/bought one yet? I'm still pondering as to whether or not I should buy the Nikon 17-55mm 2.8, D7000, or wait for the D400. Maybe even buy the 17-55 and wait for the D400...so many options =/.

I've had my D80 for about 4 years now and have been getting irritated with it's poor iso performance . I'm looking for the same button layout as the D300/s and also good low light performance (can't afford FX). Lenses I currently have are the 50mm 1.8d, 16-85mm VR, and 70-300mm VR.

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Viet has the D7000, maybe he could help you out.
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I just got it. Love it. Will tell more later.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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I just got it. Love it. Will tell more later.
Niiice! Let me know what lenses you used with it too
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The one piece of advice I give everyone is invest in your lenses first...then upgrade your camera!! I can get just as good quality shots with my 5+ year old D70s and nice quality lens then someone shotting with a new camera! It's all about the glass people! Jump on that 17-55 f2.8 I WAS EXTREMELY happy with that lens on my D70s it performed flawless even in low light situations!!!
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I have had it for about 2 months or so, I love it. I am still getting used to it but so far its a amazing camera, esp since I got 2 32gb cards for it. I still shoot with my d70 every now and then but now that im getting used to everything, my d70 is getting less and less use. I really like being about to shoot hd video, still have tons to learn but im getting there.
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If you never plan to move to full frame, then the 17-55 is a great lens (DX only though.) You are more likely to see better shots with better glass than a better body.

But I know what you mean about low light (high ISO) performance. I had a D300, which was pretty decent at higher ISOs. But the D700 and D3 just kicked its butt, and then the D3S came out, and kicked everybody's butt. I rented a D3S, which was a huge mistake. I learned what I was missing, so I had to make a change. Couldn't quite swing a new D3S, but a used D3 was within reach...

I ended up selling my D300 and bought a used D3. So now I'm shooting full frame, and have a solid, usable ISO range from 200 to 6400. That and my fast glass collection, and low light stuff doesn't stand in the way anymore.

My bag:
Nikon D3
Nikkor 17-35 f2.8
Nikkor 24-70 f2.8
Nikkor 50mm f1.8D
Nikkor 70-200 VRI
Nikon SB-900
Nikon SB-600

The D7000 has good higher ISO performance. DXO Mark gives it a low light ISO score of 1167.http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/en/...rs/Nikon/D7000

That is quite a bit better than the D300S (787), but about half of what a D3 can do (2290.) The top of the heap is the D3S, which rates at 3253!!
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why do each of you shoot nikon? i shoot canon simply out of habit and familiarity..a bit ignorant i suppose. enlighten me
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I upgraded to the D7000 from the D40 simply because of the 2.5 fps to 6 fps, and low light. It is ridiculous up to 6400 ISO. On top of those, the body is larger and feels better in my hands. Everything else is just a plus. I was too, looking at getting the Tokina 11-16mm for the D40, but it could wait.
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why do each of you shoot nikon? i shoot canon simply out of habit and familiarity..a bit ignorant i suppose. enlighten me
You answered the question yourself...Nikon is all I have ever shot. It's familiarity...I'll be shotting with a Canon all of next week during KOH so I will be able to give a really fair comparison of which I like more (But I am biased towards Nikon because it's what I know). I am a bit nervous as I don't really know the workings of a Canon, but I am pretty sure an hour or so with it and I will have it figured out. So we'll see how it goes and how much I like it...
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i Shoot nikon because i think canons button layout is extremely confusing. and i dont like the colors from canon. my parents shot nikon, and nikon was my first camera.

but i dont care if you shoot nikon, canon, sony, leica ( ), olympus or freaking pentax, as long as your producing images, it doesnt matter!
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sweet, thanks for replying guys
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sweet, thanks for replying guys
Yea it's really a personal preference. But once you have so many lenses made by a certain company, you get locked in and would loose money if you switch over to a different camera maker.

Thanks for all the comments on the D7000! It's a really tuff choice. I don't plan on moving to full frame for a long time (1-3 years) unless I score a high paying job.

Has anyone ever shot with the tamron 17-50mm 2.8? I hear its a great alternative...but of course the Nikon 17-55 is better.
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Yea it's really a personal preference. But once you have so many lenses made by a certain company, you get locked in and would loose money if you switch over to a different camera maker.

Thanks for all the comments on the D7000! It's a really tuff choice. I don't plan on moving to full frame for a long time (1-3 years) unless I score a high paying job.

Has anyone ever shot with the tamron 17-50mm 2.8? I hear its a great alternative...but of course the Nikon 17-55 is better.


Tamron 17-50 is awesome! Go Google it!
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Ehhh you all know how I feel about off brand lenses!
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Ehhh you all know how I feel about off brand lenses!
me too! BUT there are some out there i do like. but me personally i would never buy third party
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You should use it for snow boarders.
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You should use it for snow boarders.
So what would you guys recommend?...I might be able to trade my D7000 for a tokina 11-16mm 2.8 with $600 cash to offset the difference. He said he just bought the lens two months ago and is in perfect condition.

(Yes I did buy the D7000 before this thread out of impulse because I found one locally but I just haven't fully tested it. I'd rather get some nice glass instead.)

Also, I found a prestine Nikon 17-55mm 2.8 on craigslist for $775!! So with $175 more I'll have two real nice lenses..

Is the D7000 worth having over those two lenses? I know it depends on what/how I shoot and what I need, etc..
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Seems like you answered your own question
Haha pretty much, figured I would just ask for some reassurance xD.
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