#6. "RE: Alternative body to a D7000" In response to In response to 5 Tue 20-Nov-12 09:14 AM by RRRoger
Monterey Bay, US
We are talking DX here. I think you will find the AF-S Nikkor 10-24 most useful at 10-12mm for landscape.
My DX kit for Hiking, Landscapes, Portraits, and movies was a D5100 with 10-24,35 f1.8, and 28-300 Nikkors. I used a D7000 for Sporting Events with 28-300, 28-70, and 70-200 Nikkors.
I now use a V1 for travel, and D800 for Events and Landscapes. The V1 uses the D7000, D600, D800 battery and the entire kit fits is a small light bag. The camera is solid and so fast that it is the only pocket camera that I can get an unblurred shot with hand held. It fits in my large pockets with a 10-30 lens. It produces so much DOF that it can be very useful for Landscapes. This camera was too expensive new but there are half price sales on them now and they can be picked up used as a complete kit dirt cheap.