#109. "RE: D600 full-frame this summer." In response to In response to 108 Wed 16-May-12 09:33 PM by Hektor
Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, I have to disagree with you and hope that you won’t mind my response. Let me take it by parts. You said:
The D7000 is not a successor to the D300 because Nikon do not regard it as so. The naming convention indicates it as well as the fact that Nikon do not allow the D7000 to qualify for NPS status while the D300 does.
What do you think and not what others think? When did Nikon say that the D300 is a “Pro” camera and that the D7000 is not? Obviously, there will not be a DX style D triple-digits “Pro” camera beyond the D500, because of the rumored D600, D700, and D800. How do you know that the triple-digits DX cameras have not been discontinued already? I do not know that. Nikon has said nothing about the respect.
Beyond that, the D7000 had different build specs, and other things that keep it from being regarded as pro.
What is a “Pro” camera? The obvious answer is that it is the camera of choice used by “Pros,” who have a completely different criteria that we amateurs do. To them their camera of choice is the one that turns the biggest return on investment. If the D3200 makes a Pro the most money, then it becomes his/hers camera of choice. So what if it breaks down more often due to its use? They replace it with another one, and another one, and another one. For example, the very accomplished Pro photographer Bob Krist’s camera of choice used to be the D90. To him his “Pro” camera was the D90 and not the D300
The lack of a 10-pin connection is one that is causing me headaches right now.
Am I missing something here? When is the screw-in MC-30 superior to the IR ML-L3? IMHO, there is no comparison between the two remotes. I set the camera, on the tripod, and then walk around with my IR remote and shoot with it. I do not have to be behind the camera to do so, which gives me a much better view of what I’m shooting taking everything in consideration and not what I get just through the viewfinder. It also AF before shooting. Do you enjoy screwing the “screwy” MC-30 type of remote? I certainly don’t – it is, well… “screwy.”
I thought the D300 could do 8 with the grip? The D800 only does 6 with the grip in DX mode.
Some people say that the D7000 shoots 7fps with its grip the MB-D11, but cannot confirm that. However, do you need that extra speed?
I have shot with the D7000 and what I call “Machine Gun Fire” whenever I want to and never missed the extra speed and have gotten 12 shots, at least, by pressing the shutter twice. For example:
She was moving and turning fast, very fast. The last frame of that series of 12-18 photos (I forget) had her back towards me.
And this is HUGE. And is the primary reason my D7000 has been gathering dust for nearly a year. It's a BEAR to try to hold on to for long periods. My hand cramps terribly when trying to use it to shoot games.
That is a personal preference about the D7000 form factor. For example, I hate to shoot with the D3/D4. It not only gives me backaches but also headaches, as well. However, just because I do not like the form factor, it does not mean that it should not be considered a “Pro” camera by many.
I do not know if the D7000 is considered by many as a “Pro” style camera or not or whether it is considered the successor to the D300 by Nikon – it is irrelevant to me. I like it and it is my favorite camera including my D700. Using your criteria, the Leica M9 would not qualify to be considered a “Pro” camera, either.