Isn't it amazing......

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
WorldofZAP
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Re: Isn't it amazing......
In reply to fotolopithecus, Apr 30, 2013

fotolopithecus wrote:

That a camera scarcely two, and a half years old is referred to as the aging D7000, or described as getting long in the tooth on testing sites.  I once thought the roughly five year wait between film slr's was quite a long time, but in hindsight it seems just about right.

The older you get the faster time goes, but a camera less than three years old being compared to a dinosaur, seems ridiculous on the face of it. Of course I understand why camera makers promote this sort of thinking, but are we just on their treadmill in search of the Holy grail, which will never be found, but is always just around the next corner?

I'm always amused to read posts from people who state things like " I use to have a D7000, and loved it, and am now shooting with a D5200, but wonder if I should upgrade to the D7100." Ancient history those D7000 days, and OMG! I'm not sure if I was born when the D90 was released.

Who's perception of time is valid here? Is two years a really long time, or is it as it seems to me very recent to the point that I feel like my D7000 is just getting broken in. I told a friend of mine the other day whom I had recommended the D90 to about three years ago, that it was time for him to upgrade to the D7100. ARE YOU NUTS, I JUST GOT THE THING ON YOUR ADVISE!

Lol.... I reversed course, and told him I was just kidding.

I just scanned through most of the posts on this thread and could have missed something, but my advice to anyone who owns the D7000 is to not worry about upgrading to the D7100. I really do no see that big of an upgrade. Yes there are a few bells and whistles. But nothing you can't live without in the D7000. My wife gave me a choice a couple of years ago D5100 for Christmas, or wait for a D7000 later. She got a kit deal through Costco. I enjoyed the D5100 very much. One of the reasons I wanted a D7000 was less menu diving when I want to change controls etc... I only didn't get a D7000 because I was waiting for this refresh and saving my money. Well here it is. The D5100 I am giving to my wife. It is a great camera and I told her if she is not interested in getting out of auto I would keep it as a backup. If I had gotten the D7000 I would not be looking to get the D7100 at all. I never even looked at the D5200 as an upgrade to my 5100.

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