#2. "RE: D7000 Pre-Ordered" In response to Reply # 1
Same, I am going to the Amalfi Coast, Italy in early October. I still have my D90 so I am set, but it would have been nice to play with the D7000 while on vacation in a place where you are literally tripping over beautiful photograph ops. The video capability would have been nice too.
#3. "RE: D7000 Pre-Ordered" In response to Reply # 1 Thu 16-Sep-10 09:45 PM by Ramesses
I might pull the trigger on this beauty, which I can’t ignore; it will take me month or so. In the meantime, I have to do a lot of selling, which I hate. However, I will integrate both cameras systems (D700 & D7K) and come down to 10 lenses, my dream! My preliminary analysis is as follows:
D700 & D7000 Lenses:
Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED N IF VRII Nikkor AF-S 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 G VRII DX
Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S G ED VRII Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR-I with Kirk LP-45 QR Foot
Nikkor AF Micro 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR II Sigma APO 150mm f/2.8 EX Macro EX DG HSM Canon 77mm 500D Close-Up Lens
According to my calculations, I might even clear ~ $1,500 including the cost of the 28-300. Therefore, I have a lot of wiggling room. Unfortunately, I will sacrifice the 14-24, but cannot have everything, either. I really love the above lens lineup and do not need anything else. Heck, I will freeze the cameras as well.
The only worry is the high density pixel concentration in the D7K, but I think it should be fine. I’ll wait a month or so, for the reviews. I also have time to think about it, before doing anything.
PS: I just added the following. I will pre-order or order the D7K a week after I sell the 14-24, just in case there is a problem in the delivery of the lens. I can't believe how easy was to come up with a lens lineup that I really like, once the choices were there. Before, I was going around in circles.
PS2: I changed my mind. I'm keeping the Sigma 150mm Macro f/2.8. I was thinking of upgrading the Nokton 58 1.4 to the 85mm 1.4G, if I had enough money left over. However, that could be my 2011 project. The problem is that I won't have any more equipment to sell. If you do not see me for a while, is because I'm going to be a bit busy between the "I want to sell" forum and eBay."
#5. "RE: D7000 Pre-Ordered" In response to Reply # 1
That's me going to Bhutan. But I guess maybe the timing saves me $1200. I mainly shoot when I take trips. And since this month-long trip to Asia kills my vacation time for quite a while I can wait on this one until all of you pre-orderers get fulfilled. I do still have my D90 which is a great tool after all. And I recently picked up a Sony HX5V which has a nice 10x zoom, shoots HD video and has a bunch of other cool features for when I just want a P&S.
#6. "RE: D7000 Pre-Ordered" In response to Reply # 0 Tue 21-Sep-10 03:19 PM by ZoneV
I just sold my like new D90...a friend who is a photographer wants it.
D7000, here I come. Reminds me of the N90s back in 2000 all over again.
How soon before I want it should I preorder?
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#7. "RE: D7000 Pre-Ordered" In response to Reply # 6
>How soon before I want it should I preorder?
I think pick a smaller local shop and preorder now would be prudent. The big shops are going to have looong preorder lists as momentum builds. It will depend on reviews, but if very good then getting a D7000 by Christmas is likely going to be tough. As it stands right now preorders are only to start filling Oct 29th. That doesn't give Nikon too much time before Christmas.
Also to Glenn above have a great time in Bhutan. That is a life-long dream of mine. I visited Ladakh once and it was stunning!
Nikon AF-S Nikkor ED N 24mm f/1.4G (to be ordered after selling the 70-200) Zeiss ZF Distagon 35mm f/2 T* Zeiss ZF Planar 50mm f/1.4 T*
Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S G ED VRII
Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR II Sigma Macro 150mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM
I have four lenses to sell and I’m done. I sold the 14-24, already and it is the waiting game, now. I will never do this again. However, I will get down to ten lenses .
The D7K is a fantastic camera, imho, and I really wanted it. However, by getting faster with the lenses, I no longer need the high ISO performance that much. In addition, with the 24mm 1.4 (~ 35mm 1.4 with the D5K) and the DX 35mm 1.8, the legacy lenses advantage of the D7K almost evaporated.
#10. "RE: D7000 Pre-Ordered" In response to Reply # 8 Sat 25-Sep-10 02:46 AM by Ramesses
I finally made up my mind and re-pre-order the D7K. After a lot of thinking, I gave up on the 24 1.4. The following are my 12 reasons for getting the D7K:
1. Legacy lenses: It will allow me to use my Non-CPU three Zeiss lenses that I dearly love. It will turn them into my workhorses used in both the D700 and D7K. 2. I will be able to cut down in the amount of lenses to eight main lenses and the two macros. This is something that I was dead set in doing and a "dream" to get down to ten! 3. High ISO performance: It makes the 24 1.4 less needed except for DOF – I cannot have everything. 4. 100% viewfinder. 5. Still a light body compared to the D700. 6. Magnesium alloy body with frame. 7. With the D7’s, it is all I need now and in the future – I only publish on the web – do not print. 8. If I use one, I do not use the other one. Therefore, I prolong the life of both indefinitely – no need to upgrade either one in the foreseeable future. I’m done with lenses! Period! I did not go through this trouble, in fire selling them, to start getting new ones. 9. I’ll look into the video thing. It might be useful, sometimes, maybe? 10. It has to be better than the D5K, I hope . If not, too bad! 11. The single-frame quiet release mode. It was a deciding factor to get the D5K over the D90. It is very important to me. 12. The rangefinder focusing option. It turns the EV line into a focusing one. Another key consideration when I got the D5K.