Nikon New Camera...

Mal

Veteran
Sep 23, 2010
Liverpool / UK
Well.... I've gone and done it !!!

It's taken 6 months or so, of looking researching etc... but I eventually decided on the Nikon D7000.



Tried out the D700/800, but it was like holding a brick, let alone carrying it about... so decided on the more 'compact' APS-C sensor, D7000... The functionality of a full-frame Nikon, but without the bulkiness and weight which goes with them.

There is talk on the Nikon Rumours sites that Nikon will launch a full frame D600 model at Photokina 2012, with a very affordable $1500 price tag, but the functionality will be downgraded, to suit AF-S lenses only, another reason I chose the D7000.

Bought a second hand Nikkor 18-55 (DX) as a cheap starter lens, but have my eyes on a few others for more specialist needs... will let you know how it goes... lol
 

Mal

Veteran
Sep 23, 2010
Liverpool / UK
Nic...

You are quite right... it is a pertinent question... I want to concentrate a little more on Macro Photography (used to be a passion in my SLR days)... anyway... I wanted a larger sensor and a lens which would give me a 1:1 ratio to give me a fighting chance. However, I didn't want to go into the full-frame, and although the D7000 is quite a heavy rig in itself, it is quite compact compared to a full-frame. A lot of the Macro shots I take, will be in a controlled environment, and on a pod so weight should not be a problem, except if I take it in 'the field'.
 

Amin

Hall of Famer
Jul 3, 2010
... so decided on the more 'compact' APS-C sensor, D7000... The functionality of a full-frame Nikon, but without the bulkiness and weight which goes with them.
That's the spirit :). Congrats!
 

Country Parson

Top Veteran
Apr 5, 2011
North Carolina
Dan
Congratulations. I also use a D7000, but these days it does not get the use that the XPro and NEX7 get. However, when you need something for fast action and certain other uses the D7000 can't be beat at the price.
 

skywarrior

Rookie
Jun 3, 2012
It's a great camera. I traded mine for a D700, but sometimes wish I hadn't. The only issue I had was a fairly steep learning curve with focusing. Coming from 2 previous Nikon Dslr's (D50, D200), I thought I had it all under control. Because of the very high resolution, the D7K will show the result of camera shake more readily than previous models, so practice your hand holding. Once you get it, the images will blow you away. Lots of really convenient features that real photographers use. Being able to set it up with several different configurations all available from one button or menu press is a great feature. Enjoy!!

Rich
 

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