Don't laugh just yet, but my fairly new D7k already has scratches or scuffs on the rubber grip area. Does anyone have any tips to smooth out or blend scuffs on this rubber area? I know it's only cosmetic, and has no effect on functionality, but it drives me nuts.
...or do I just have OCD perfectionist tendencies?
#1. "RE: Scuffed Rubber Grip" In response to Reply # 0
>...or do I just have OCD perfectionist tendencies?
That might be true if it was scuffs and scratches on your photos. The only right answer (for you - I think) is that if normal use of your D7000 inevitably results in the camera appearing to have been used to take photos, then the camera is most likely being put to good use.
On the other hand, if the time needed to replace the rubber grips (there's no way to buff them) detracts from the amount and quality of time spent making photos, then the camera is likely not being put to good use.
Personally, I can't stand the look of a new camera. I much prefer the look of a camera body that appears well used. That well used appearance invariably means that I've spent enough time with it to get to know its quirks, idiosyncracies and picture making qualities.
#3. "RE: Scuffed Rubber Grip" In response to Reply # 1
Round Rock, US
I guess that I will have to agree. Though, it's really more about my own preference, and I'd never go so far as to re-grip. I'm not worried about resale, just more internally proud of my stuff. I've waited for years to upgrade from a refurb'd D50, so I somehow doubt the D7000 will have a short enough life in my hands to reap whatever value "mint" might bring on the used market.
Guess it's like that first door ding on my first ever "new" car.
#2. "RE: Scuffed Rubber Grip" In response to Reply # 0
Mine also is a tool used to get good pictures. I don't worry about preserving my gear in mint condition so I can sell it later. It has no intrinsic value to me apart from it's purpose to deliver good images. I respect it and take care to avoid abuse and keep it in good, reliable, operable condition. But I don't baby it or get overly concerned about the inevitable scuff.