Just received mine and I have a couple of irritations/questions. Is anyone else having trouble adjusting the diopter to suit their vision? My previous Nikon DSLRs were able to adjust to my vision just fine, but the D7000 won't adjust enough to give me clear focusing. I have to wear my reading glasses to have perfect focus on the viewfinder screen. I guess I'll have to purchase a diopter glass for the viewfinder, which means no rubber eyecup, and nobody else will be able to use the camera without removing the external dipoter.
Second question. I was excited about being able to use my AIS lenses, but Nikon hasn't made it easy. Apparently you have to program either the depth of field button or the function button to select the manual lens(es), thus losing the original function of the button. Is there a way around this?
#2. "RE: New D7000 - Questions" In response to Reply # 1
Thanks Len. I was playing around and made that discovery. Also, the camera senses the max aperture, and the lens I have on it. So, that's good. This whole thing just wasn't clear from reading the manual. Now if there were a better answer to the diopter question I'd be pretty happy.
#6. "RE: New D7000 - Questions" In response to Reply # 5 Tue 18-Jan-11 07:13 PM by Captain Rich
Hmmm...something to think about. Thanks for the clarification, Bill. I think I'll try to find another D7000 to see if it is the same. I know my old D50 and D200 didn't exhibit the problem (my vision has changed slightly through the years, but I don't remember the D200 having this problem). My wife's little D40X viewfinder is sharp as a tack, so I don't think it's all me.
Edit: Wow! The amazing self-healing Nikon D7000! I was messing with the diopter this morning, and lo and behold, it now turns far enough to provide the correction I was previously missing (complaining about). I have NO idea what caused this, other than maybe it loosened up a little with my fiddling. The other possibility is that I had the rubber eyecup off this time, and the diopter control may have turned far enough without that in place. So now, I'm a happy camper. I guess I'll have to go back to complaining about my own lack of ability!