Keeping my D 7000

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BILLY 0F THE NORTH
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Keeping my D 7000
Mar 31, 2013

It's shots like this that make me want to keep my D7000 and not spend the extra money to upgrade to a D7100.

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In reply to BILLY 0F THE NORTH, Mar 31, 2013

I also have an d7000 and am not upgrading either. But to be honest with you, your shot doesn´t look sharp at all. You probably got some motion blur there due to the 1/125s shutter speed.

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In reply to BILLY 0F THE NORTH, Mar 31, 2013

What is in front of the camera, and behind the camera, is of greater importance.

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In reply to BILLY 0F THE NORTH, Mar 31, 2013

Billy it's obvious your D7000 is no turkey. I've been thinking about the D7100 a lot, the AF system is what is enticing me. That being said I love my D7000 & will continue to so. It's a keeper.

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In reply to Crashton, Mar 31, 2013

I'm keeping my D7000 for now, but there is a D7100 in my future.  Honestly, I just don't want to spend the money right now.  I'm self employed and this is the time of year I have to catch up with my income taxes.  As we roll into summer I'll trade my D7000 in for a D7100.  I don't really need the D7100 for anything that I can't do with the D7000, but I'm in to having the new technology and it does seem to be a great camera.

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In reply to Danel, Mar 31, 2013

Me too. I've owned Leicas. I had use of the company Hasselblads. I owned a 4x5 view camera with a Schneider lens. So quality was always near at hand.

Not far from my home is the Hollywood home store of Samys Camera. A 4-story building that attracts professionals from the studios and media. A virtual candy store of optical treats. One of the sales guys was selling me a Custom Bracket and we talked about the newly-released D7100.

He pointed to a very large print hanging on the wall. It measured 4ft x 5ft. It was shot with a D7000. He said, "That's what 16.4Mp buys you. Who could want more?" Certainly not me.

Oh, and I'm keeping my wife, too. Hey, I paid for all those shoes and want to capitalize on my investment.

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In reply to bravozulu, Mar 31, 2013

bravozulu wrote:

Oh, and I'm keeping my wife, too. Hey, I paid for all those shoes and want to capitalize on my investment.

Great line, and a good way to think about marriage.

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In reply to BILLY 0F THE NORTH, Apr 1, 2013

It's shots like this that make me think of soup.

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In reply to BILLY 0F THE NORTH, Apr 1, 2013

BILLY 0F THE NORTH wrote

It's shots like this that make me want to keep my D7000 and not spend the extra money to upgrade to a D7100.

Is it a shot you could not have taken with a D7100 ?

Hint: even a D70 can be used to take a perfect shot

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In reply to BILLY 0F THE NORTH, Apr 2, 2013

Me too!

I only recently purchased it since it was available as a FACTORY refurb. I'll get a D7100 in a year or two when its availalbe for the same.

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Exactly...no reason to upgrade
In reply to BILLY 0F THE NORTH, Apr 2, 2013

D7000 is an extreemly capable camera.

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In reply to BILLY 0F THE NORTH, Apr 2, 2013

Pictures of a Turkey are all very well, but if you want to take pictures of an Ostrich the D4 is what a real man needs.

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In reply to BILLY 0F THE NORTH, Apr 2, 2013

Ummmm ... That shot is not that special honestly.. It could have been taken with a D90 as well.. Or a D80 or D70... A high DR shot would be a better example of why one doesnt really need a D7100.

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In reply to Danel, Apr 2, 2013

when you will want to upgrade you'll have the 7300(not 2, 3!)

i find it silly to UPGRADE from 7000 to 7100 (and so on from product to product)

if i'd have to upgrade i'd upgrade for  a 7400 or an higher end model than the 7xxx serie.

7000 to 7100 is trashing money

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In reply to wlad, Apr 2, 2013

we are living in the tech-upgrade histeria-era

people is obsessively researching to upgrade (like people spend money on cocaine)

now i wait for someone to tell me 'but i need it for work!'

that is true, but not always true,  is it histeria or work ? ask yourself.

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In reply to nikkorwatcher, Apr 2, 2013

i might be saving for that rather than a 7100

or i keep the 7k and spend the rest in a XXXX dollars top lens.

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In reply to BILLY 0F THE NORTH, Apr 2, 2013

I've been looking into seemingly much-hyped 7100 to see if it different/improved enough to warrant an upgrade from my 7000. The two things that got me interested was in-camera HDR and the lack of anti-aliasing feature.

I've read couple of places that the in-camera HDR doesn't align the the multiple pictures it takes to build the HDR image, resulting in somewhat blurry pictures. I saw one example posted on a photography site and it was pretty bad - definitely unusable for anything. If you shot them on a tripod, the HDR image would no doubt turn out OK, but hand-held? no way.

One review I read on the lack of anti-aliasing and the extra pixels compared to the D7000 said that although you get somewhat greater resolution, you also get somewhat more noise because of the increased pixel density. That seems like a judgement call rather than an easy decision.

The D7000 auto-exposure system sometimes annoys me because it seems to expose for the shadows and overexpose the highlight sometimes, but then the D7100 review I read suggested that it exposes more for the highlights and you have to watch the shadows lest they be too underexposed. so it seems like I'd be trading one exposure issue for another.

As someone else in this discussion pointed out, it's the person behind the camera that takes good pictures. In my case, I think the photographer behind my camera is much more in need of upgrades than my camera so I'm sticking with my D7000.

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In reply to timoteotresgatos, Apr 2, 2013

Well said timteotresgatos..(three cats)?...Hummmm

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There is not much difference in Price!
In reply to timoteotresgatos, Apr 2, 2013

timoteotresgatos wrote:

I've been looking into seemingly much-hyped 7100 to see if it different/improved enough to warrant an upgrade from my 7000. The two things that got me interested was in-camera HDR and the lack of anti-aliasing feature.

I've read couple of places that the in-camera HDR doesn't align the the multiple pictures it takes to build the HDR image, resulting in somewhat blurry pictures. I saw one example posted on a photography site and it was pretty bad - definitely unusable for anything. If you shot them on a tripod, the HDR image would no doubt turn out OK, but hand-held? no way.

One review I read on the lack of anti-aliasing and the extra pixels compared to the D7000 said that although you get somewhat greater resolution, you also get somewhat more noise because of the increased pixel density. That seems like a judgement call rather than an easy decision.

The D7000 auto-exposure system sometimes annoys me because it seems to expose for the shadows and overexpose the highlight sometimes, but then the D7100 review I read suggested that it exposes more for the highlights and you have to watch the shadows lest they be too underexposed. so it seems like I'd be trading one exposure issue for another.

As someone else in this discussion pointed out, it's the person behind the camera that takes good pictures. In my case, I think the photographer behind my camera is much more in need of upgrades than my camera so I'm sticking with my D7000.

The D7100 is what, three, four hundred dollars more??  For that very little difference in price is common sense to get the newer one with much much better AF.  Picture quality it seems to be doing just fine from what i am seeing, D7000 probably does a little better in higher ISO but D7100 is doing really really good too.  If someone already has a D7000, i guess the choice from switching is COMPLETELY personal, specially if your D7000 does not have any AF issues.  My D7000 AF was pretty good 90% of the time, but sometimes, no matter how i set it, it would back focus on something else that was not intended to be focused, this would mostly happen indoor when it would go after something more contrasty and shiny, again, it didn't matter in what metering or AF setting i changed to.  The AF was not as solid and stable as my dad's D300.  Who knows, maybe my camera WAS bad

Image quality difference i don't think you are going to see a big big big difference, specially if you only shoot photos just for fun and you just store them in your computer and you never print anything big, or you don't do this as a business.  If some hasn't bought a camera yet, the D7100 is a no brainer.  The view finder is clear and bright, is pretty AWESOME!!! The focusing dots are black and very contrasty, i did like that more than the red ones and they are very very clear to see

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