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New D7000 first DSLR

Chiguy

Oak Foest, US
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Chiguy Registered since 28th Sep 2010
Tue 19-Oct-10 02:21 PM

I'm new to the site and have been reading posts on the new D7000 I'm not new to photography bought my Olympus OM2 in 1976 and OM2s later have lots of lenses which can be used on Oly E30 but dont like the 4/3 system. I had been looking at the D90 or 300s but holding out for the D7000 for my first DSLR because I do a lot of high school sports indoor and outdoor where I need high ISO speed I see from reading I will have a big learning curve I like to shot aperature priority. I must say it's a little intimadating all the adjustments that can be made and I know nothing about photoshop editing have been looking into Elements 9. I will be checking this site often for advice

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Tue 19-Oct-10 12:31 PM

Welcome to Nikonians, Ralph. We'll be here when you have questions to ask

Brian
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Chiguy

Oak Foest, US
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Chiguy Registered since 28th Sep 2010
Tue 19-Oct-10 03:16 PM

Thanks Brian
I'm sure I will have some

MEMcD

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Tue 19-Oct-10 06:42 PM

Hi Ralph,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Thanks for the intro.
Good Luck and Enjoy your nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

ericbowles

Atlanta, US
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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Tue 19-Oct-10 06:58 PM

Ralph

Welcome to Nikonians.

Software can be as intimidating as the new camera, but it does not need to be. We have a number of forums dedicated to software, so whatever product you choose we'll try to help.


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PI_is_314

Oshkosh, US
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PI_is_314 Registered since 04th Sep 2007
Wed 20-Oct-10 12:00 AM

If it makes you feel any better, many of us are in the same (or smaller) boat you're in. I had been looking at the D300 before it was released back in, what? 2007 or 2008 I think. I've settled for an upgraded point and shoot, and saving my money.

I love to take travel photos of landscape, wildlife, and some artsy-archetecural stuff and have started (barely) submitting some microstock photos. My basic photographic knowledge is pretty limited (apologies to Nikonians, Ken Rockwell, and Thom Hogan). However, I want to learn and expand my capabilities.

I picked up my first DSLR by grabbing the D7000 kit at Best Buy. We have migrating geese in our backyard and I'm guessing they aren't the best subjects to bolster the confidence of a novice. My first 92 photos (hello! continuous shooting) look fantastic on the 3" camera display. However upon closer review after downloading - not so much. Probably would have done better with my point and shoot to be honest.

Other than iPhoto, I don't have any type of photo software. That's a whole different beast.

Anyway, it's a journey. I've got a Nikon. I've got Nikonians. What more can you ask for?

Mark

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Chiguy

Oak Foest, US
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Chiguy Registered since 28th Sep 2010
Wed 20-Oct-10 01:00 AM

Hi Mark
I do a lot of different shots as well travel and cityscapes and events. You have some nice shots in your gallery what type of lense do you have with your D7000
Ralph

PI_is_314

Oshkosh, US
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PI_is_314 Registered since 04th Sep 2007
Wed 20-Oct-10 01:13 AM

I only have the kit lens for now (18-105mm). I figure I'll work on getting that figured out before I spend more!!

Mark

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KnightPhoto

Alberta, CA
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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Wed 20-Oct-10 01:37 AM

Welcome to Nikonians Ralph and congrats on the D7000!

Do some research on aperture priority and Auto-ISO with setting a minimum shutter speed and min and max ISO. You should find this technique works very well for low-light shooting.

Best regards, SteveK

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kentak

US
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kentak Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2010
Wed 20-Oct-10 03:40 AM

>I only have the kit lens for now (18-105mm). I figure I'll
>work on getting that figured out before I spend more!!
>
>Mark
>

Good strategy. No doubt you will get more lenses, but in the meantime, the kit lens isn't a bad performer. Sure, not as fast as we'd like, but it has a pretty useful zoom range. Enjoy.

G