d7000 vs d300, motorbike racing

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Bobzilla2
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d7000 vs d300, motorbike racing
Nov 25, 2012

Hi.  Its been done a bit to death over on Nikonians, but I'm not sure how much I trust some of them - some of the users seem to be a bit 'pro vs high end consumer' snobbish - they'd never buy a dxxxx just because its not a dxxx designation.  Which doesn't really help me.

I currently have a D60.  Its not big enough for me, and the lack of AF motor and AIS metering has become the limiting factor - I can't afford to drop £1,200 on an f2.8 70-200 lens when there are perfectly good AiS ones for a fifth of the price, just because my camera body is a consumer model.

So, new camera time.  My options appear to be s/h D300 body for £350-400, or new D7000 for £620.  What would you do and why?  I know about the 8fps on the 300 plus grip, and that's not a deal breaker for me.  I have heard about the AF differences, with some people saying that the difference is just that for D300 users its a different system in the D7000, and so its getting your head round the new system as much as anything else.  I am not an early adopter, and so the answer is never going to be a D400, at least not for a few years when it comes down in price.

So, for motorbike racing, would you go for the s/h D300, or pay half as much again for a new D7000, and why?

Thanks.

 Bobzilla2's gear list:Bobzilla2's gear list
Nikon D60 Nikon D300 +2 more
Nikon D300 Nikon D40 Nikon D7000
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