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srosengard Basic MemberSun 05-Dec-10 03:31 PM
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"Should I purchase a D7000"


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I was already to purchase a D7000, and am having second thoughts. After reading the blogs about Focus and sharpness issues. Should I get the D7000 or wait. I currently have a D80 and get good results, should I wait a while and see what happens. I am a not a professional!!! Need some advise

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ricphoto Registered since 29th Aug 2006Sun 05-Dec-10 03:44 PM
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#1. "RE: Should I purchase a D7000"
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Sun 05-Dec-10 03:50 PM by ricphoto

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The only one who can answer that is you...

What are you looking to do with the D7k that you can't do with the D80?

re: the sharpness and focus issues I think that is a matter of learning how the camera works and not assuming that old methods will apply...

Look at the thread "what's your early experience with the D7000" for some sample pics and movies I uploaded that show what the camera is capable of if you work with it.

I've been shooting for many years and currently shoot with D3's but even still it took a few practice sessions for me to get my head wrapped around how to best work with this camera...

If you're willing to go into it with an open mind and do your reading/study then I think this will be a very capable and versatile camera that could bring you a lot of image "goodness"

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sun 05-Dec-10 03:47 PM
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#2. "RE: Should I purchase a D7000"
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>I was already to purchase a D7000, and am having second
>thoughts. After reading the blogs about Focus and sharpness
>issues. Should I get the D7000 or wait.

Go ahead and get one

I have seen no evidence of a generic focus or sharpness problem with the D7000. In this Forum, one or two members who originally thought they had such a problem have discovered they didn't.

Even if you are worried about the "bright spots" problem with video, Nikon have promised a firmware update to overcome it.

I see no reason at all to wait!

Brian
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JPJ Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Aug 2009Sun 05-Dec-10 03:52 PM
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Blogs and threads about focus and sharpness issues show up every time Nikon releases a camera. While some people get a genuinely defective camera (rare), it is my impression that overwhelmingly people misinterpret their results as camera error when in fact they have not learned how to adapt their technique to get the best out of the camera.

Looks at these threads:

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=329&topic_id=2759&mesg_id=2759&page=

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=329&topic_id=2653&mesg_id=2653&page=

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=329&topic_id=2571&mesg_id=2571&page=#2599

Whether you should buy a d7k is really a question only you can answer. I wouldn't NOT buy one out of a concern that the camera inherently produces soft or OOF images. It doesn't. Here is a portrait image I took, hand held, with flash, in terrible lighting at at ISO 800, no problem: http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=329&topic_id=1582&mesg_id=1582&page=5

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberSun 05-Dec-10 04:08 PM
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#4. "RE: Should I purchase a D7000"
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Sun 05-Dec-10 04:09 PM by RRRoger

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If you want a camera you can pretty much point and shoot after using a D80,
get a D90
If you want a better camera with a lot more controls and are willing to do a lot of research and to practice your skills,
get a D7000

If I were you, I would get the D7000 with a 30 day money back guarantee.
Then if it proved too much camera for your use, take it back.

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