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Darrell gets his D7000 ... Yay!

DigitalDarrell

Knoxville, US
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DigitalDarrell Team Member Founding Member of the Nikonians writer Guild. Author of most of the NikoniansPress books. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Charter Member
Mon 01-Nov-10 06:03 PM

I'm getting ready to write Mastering the Nikon D7000—due out spring 2011. Had to have a camera, of course.

I called up my favorite camera house, Berger Brothers, and got my D7000 kit. I highly recommend Berger Brothers. Brad Berger has always treated me well, delivers products in a reliable way, and gives me a good price.

I ordered very early and just got my camera. I absolutely love this D7000. It is very much a mini-D300S. Great quality in all respects.

I bought my D300S from Brad Berger last year. As far as I'm concerned, he's my "dealer." I understand that Berger Brothers is a supporter of Nikonians.org. If you have a hankering for some hot, new Nikon equipment, why not call Brad!

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Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) www.pictureandpen.com
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dankeny

Roland, US
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#1. "RE: Darrell gets his D7000 ... Yay!" | In response to Reply # 0

dankeny Gold Member Nikonian since 29th May 2006
Mon 01-Nov-10 06:02 PM

Very glad to hear you are writing the D7000 book. You do such an excellent job. You helped me with previous AF systems, and I'm looking forward to your help on this one. The viewfinder system is pretty much business as usual, but the live view/movie system is all new to me.

David

socrreferee

Little Rock, US
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socrreferee Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jul 2006
Tue 02-Nov-10 04:33 PM

Looking forward to you book. If it's as good as the others, then it's worth the wait.

Mark

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dhmiller

US
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dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 19th May 2009
Wed 03-Nov-10 12:27 AM

Hope you will provide <extensive> coverage on video, especially regarding auto-focus issues (there are many).
Good luck with the book.
Dennis

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KnightPhoto

Alberta, CA
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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Wed 03-Nov-10 02:29 AM

Great to hear Darrel.

I also got my camera today, just finished initial programming and taken the first few test photos.

Sounds like your new and improved D300S book is a doozy too!

Best regards, SteveK

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DigitalDarrell

Knoxville, US
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DigitalDarrell Team Member Founding Member of the Nikonians writer Guild. Author of most of the NikoniansPress books. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Charter Member
Wed 03-Nov-10 12:55 PM

I'm impressed with the power of the D7000's video modes. The AF-F mode (full-time video autofocus) seems to work very well. It has face detection that grabs a face and hangs on for dear life, even if the person is moving around (plus there are additional AF modes besides face detection).

You can force autofocus by moving the AF point square anywhere on the monitor and pressing the shutter release button down half way, without exiting video mode.

The autofocus makes some noise, although it seems quieter than my D300S. If you are serious about video, you'll still need to use an external stereo mic. The D7000 provides a stereo plug, unlike the D90 or D5000.

One thing I like is that the D7000 doesn't seem as prone to the "jelly wobbles" (CMOS rolling shutter) as most cameras. If anything it's even better than the D300S in that respect.

You can bet that I'll cover the Live View and Video modes in exquisite detail in my book. The video on the D7000 seems mature to me. I am now ready to start shooting some video for stock sales. This cool camera is the cat's meow!

By the way, I forgot to link to Berger-bros.com's website. Here it is: http://bit.ly/c1EDoi. Their phone number is: 800-542-8811

Give Brad Berger a call and let him set you up with a D7000. He got mine to me as quickly as possible, and I appreciate the good service.

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Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) www.pictureandpen.com
"Better too many words than not enough understanding."
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DVDMike

Metro Atlanta, US
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#6. "RE: Darrell gets his D7000 ... Yay!" | In response to Reply # 5

DVDMike Registered since 25th Mar 2003
Wed 03-Nov-10 03:05 PM

Darrell, great news about the video focusing and rolling shutter observations. Keep us posted.

deviantspeed

US
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deviantspeed Registered since 31st Oct 2010
Wed 03-Nov-10 03:35 PM

I'll agree with what Darrell is saying about video. Having AF is great for video. Be sure to read page 52 to understand how the different focus modes have different results.

jpFoto

US
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#8. "RE: Darrell gets his D7000 ... Yay!" | In response to Reply # 0

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Wed 03-Nov-10 07:47 PM | edited Wed 03-Nov-10 07:53 PM by jpFoto

Hi Darrell

I have your "Mastering the Nikon D700" book and have enjoyed it very much.

Can I ask you what you paid Berger Brothers for your D7000? I might also be interested in the camera if their price is as good as you say, and I would also purchase your book, of course.

jP

mrhollender

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#9. "RE: Darrell gets his D7000 ... Yay!" | In response to Reply # 8

mrhollender Registered since 13th Aug 2010
Thu 04-Nov-10 02:09 PM

Here is a link to the D7000 kit with lens:
http://www.berger-bros.com/page/BBCVD/PROD/NIK25474

Here is a link to the D7000 Body only:
http://www.berger-bros.com/page/BBCVD/PROD/NIK25468



jpFoto

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#10. "RE: Darrell gets his D7000 ... Yay!" | In response to Reply # 9

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Thu 04-Nov-10 05:38 PM | edited Thu 04-Nov-10 11:55 PM by jpFoto

Thanks, but I wanted to get Darrell's price.


>I called up my favorite camera house, Berger Brothers, and got my D7000 kit. I highly recommend Berger Brothers. Brad Berger has always treated me well, delivers products in a reliable way, and gives me a good price.


I think that with this much free advertising, that we should all get Darrell's price.

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