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Andrew Marks
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quotePosted at 08:47 on 27th September 2011

I've just been told that Jessops can't supply a new lens for the one I broke so they are giving me vouchers worth £oodles (insurance claim after I slipped over - it's me age y'know!)

So, I decided that, as I'd done without my 24-120 lens for so long I'd invest in a new camera body rather than replace the lens.

I decided on a D7000. Has anyone had/got one and give me any info on performance and ease of use? I'll probably get one anyway but it would be nice to have a heads up beforehand!

 Andy

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Rod Burkey
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quotePosted at 10:24 on 27th September 2011
I'm happy with my D300, but the D7000 has twin card slots which I think is a superb feature. Always feels great to update and pretty soon I reckon you'll be buying an additional lens anyway.
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Dave John
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quotePosted at 11:51 on 27th September 2011

My mate at Jacobs has sold quite a few of these and has nothing but praise for it. Have a look at this link for an in depth review,  http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond7000/       And i have to say i really do like the twin card idea, wish my Canon had 2 slots....

 

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Andrew Marks
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quotePosted at 12:55 on 27th September 2011

Now Rod, how on earth would you imagine I'd want to buy any more lenses...............well, maybe one or two! My 80-400 IS getting on a bit!

The only thing I'm unsure about is the HD Video capability. I haven't a clue what I'd use that for!

Andy

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Rod Burkey
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quotePosted at 14:06 on 27th September 2011

Go on, indulge yourself. We're only young once!

 

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quotePosted at 14:07 on 27th September 2011

I think you'll be more than happy with the D7000. As for lenses, I guess that depends on what you tend to photograph. For my own Nikon set up; the D3 ( 2 x 8 gig cards) usually has the 24-70 F2.8 on it; the D300 has the 70-200 f2.8 VR II on it ( now as 105-300 F2.8 on APS-C of course.)

 That VR II does do the biz----you can see an example here on the D3 at ISO 4000; F2.8 at 1/8th sec, 200mm  handheld of the Queen Victoria at night.

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/31284687@N05/5643444374/

Or closer detail of the Balmoral as she sailed by but at 1/30th on same settings.

  http://www.flickr.com/photos/31284687@N05/5334078401/

Works a treat on the D300 for portraits. I think if you want to get a nice assesory for the D7000, the Nikon SB-900 flash I find excelent too. 



Edited by: Paul Hilton at:27th September 2011 14:23
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quote | editPosted at 19:48 on 27th September 2011

And it came to pass that the body did grow old and feeble, with much creaking of the joints to be heard.  The humping of much heavy photo apparatus became a burden.

From the east great help did desend upon the inflicted.

Panasonic did assist unworthy souls with the µ4/3 system.

Weight and bulk are banished to the wilderness and the quality did bring great joy to mankind.

Get a Panasonic G3.   

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Andrew Marks
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quotePosted at 10:07 on 28th September 2011

Mick, I'm desperately trying to convince my body that it is NOT decrepit and weak so for now I will load myself up with all sorts of "useful" and heavy things. Maybe one day I'll downgrade but until then....................

Paul, I have an SB-800 flash unit which I find invaluable. Lenses will have to wait until I save some more money (hide from wife!)

Andy 

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Dave John
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quotePosted at 19:49 on 28th September 2011
I have to agree with you Andy on the weight issue. For many years i worked with a couple of Canon F1's with drives and still prefer something with a bit of substance. Not knocking the smaller cameras at all, I had an Olympus E410 for a while and a superb piece of kit it was producing excellent quality photos. But just did not have the feel I was used to...But thats what they call progress
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Andrew Marks
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quotePosted at 10:02 on 29th September 2011

Well, I got my D7000 - and now i have to upgrade my PSE 8 to PSE 10 because 8 won't process RAW files from the D7000!!!! Ah well, that's progress I guess

Andy

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