Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ive used both extensively. Get the D7000. It's a great camera and wont leave you in the dust in low light, etc. situations even though its no cutting edge anymore. It also has video, which gives you much more options when shooting. Its well built and tough. You can do a lot with it without still feeling like it is outdated hardware.
Sep 14 13 04:04 pm Link
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Don't know if I also have a dud, but I'm not seeing earth shattering better photos from my D7000 vs my old D80.
Sep 14 13 04:05 pm Link
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US
Photo by Darryl Cobb Jr wrote:
your answer to this will affect your original camera/lens question. Shooting at 1.4 is the reason you'd get the 1.4 opposed to the 1.8. If you like the effect of shallow dof I'd get another 1.8 prime or two(35, 85?) over the 7000. 7000 is worth at least a couple of stops of iso therefore much larger dof. Probably the route to go.
Sep 14 13 04:35 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
My entire MM portfolio and my website owes its existence in the gear sense to my d7000 and my two lenses, first and foremost, the 85mm 1.8f D, and, occasionally the 50mm 1.8.f D.
The Nikon D7000 has great tonality.
In Manual, in the hands of someone who shot on film, the D7000 is a winner.
I use video cards so it it just chomps through a shoot like its hungry for more. It is a beast.
You can run a lot of lights of it. For skin tonality, on occasion just kick off in the View NX software. You'll find that the Raw file matches the JPEG.
The ocean can splash it and it just laughs. It is superb and so beautiful. Rugged. Part Magnesium, part divine. I love it. My next leap will probably be medium format. I'll start by renting them for jobs.
Sep 14 13 04:39 pm Link
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
K I C K H A M wrote:
Disclaimer: I am not an expert, nor do I claim to be. Anyone who questions the weight of my opinion(s) is free to validate my words based upon their review of my work – which may/may not be supportive.
Sep 14 13 08:01 pm Link
New York, New York, US
LA StarShooter wrote:
Not sure what you mean by using video cards?
Sep 14 13 10:26 pm Link
Daytona Beach, Florida, US
I have the d7000 and I primarily use the Nikkor 35mm f 1.8 on it, and it gives really sharp and crisp images that even when heavily cropped still look great. Also have an old d200 which I believe had the same sensor as the d80, it can't touch the d7000 at high isos but at 100-400 it gives images just as sharp as the 7000. It also seems to render skin tone and color a little better.
Sep 15 13 07:59 am Link
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
It's in the plans but not feasible at the moment, budgetwise. Plus, I need a tool that will better my concert and sports work now, not later. Trust me, full frame is in the future.
Sep 15 13 11:06 pm Link