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If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?

NikonMark37814

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NikonMark37814 Registered since 20th May 2010
Sun 24-Feb-13 01:44 PM

I plan to get the new D7100 and wonder what D7000 owners plan to do with their D7000? If the price comes down to $600 I'd get a D7000 for the wife. She's currently using the D300s and would love something smaller and lighter.

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PerroneFord

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#1. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 0

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Sun 24-Feb-13 01:57 PM

I have no need for a D7000 with a D7100.

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labtrout

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labtrout Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his constant sharing of his skills and continuous comments of encouragement in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 09th Aug 2011
Sun 24-Feb-13 01:58 PM

At this point, I plan to keep my D7000. It's still a great camera.

Philip Weber

Idyllwild, US
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Philip Weber Silver Member Nikonian since 07th May 2008
Sun 24-Feb-13 06:39 PM

I'm getting rid of my D7000, as my "back-up" DX body is my D800 is crop mode!

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Ray B

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#4. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 0

Ray B Registered since 17th Dec 2008
Sun 24-Feb-13 06:41 PM

I have a D600 with D7000 as my second body, mostly FX glass. I have no plans to change (for a change NAS is not gripping me).

I can see both the appeal of this body for upgraders and equally the frustration for those awaiting a "D400".

But for me, where the D7000 is a second body, a great big no

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larrycurrlymoe

Middle Sackville, CA
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#5. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 0

larrycurrlymoe Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Feb 2009
Sun 24-Feb-13 10:40 PM

As it stands right now, when I pick up a 7100 my 7000 will be relegated to back up status. My most recent back up, a D80, just showed up dead with EE errors. So the 7000 will put me in good stead.
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Vlad_IT

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#6. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 5

Vlad_IT Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2011
Sun 24-Feb-13 11:43 PM

My only FX glass is Bigma, 70-200 and 105 Micro. and on the wide side are 11-16 and 17-55 - so it does not make sense for me to do FX route at this time. if i'll get D7100 -i'll keep D7000 as a backup. but most likely i'll wait for d400 and keep D7000 as a backup.

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Chris Platt

Newburg, US
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#7. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 0

Chris Platt Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Sep 2012
Mon 25-Feb-13 01:30 AM | edited Mon 25-Feb-13 05:40 PM by Chris Platt

If Thom is right and the sensor is the same sensor as the D5200, I won't be upgrading my D7000. ISO sensitivity, signal to noise ratio, color sensitivity, and tonal range are all very close between the D7000 and the D5200. The D5200 has about 2/3 EV advantage in dynamic range between 1600 and 3200 ISO. None of that is enough to make a significant difference in image quality. I'm dubious that my lenses can deliver the marginal increase in resolution that the sensor can deliver or take real advantage of all those pixels. It may have more responsive focus, but I haven't felt focused limited by the D7000.

It's very much a "wait and see" for me.

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torwood

Jefferson Hills, US
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#8. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 7

torwood Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2010
Mon 25-Feb-13 03:07 AM | edited Mon 25-Feb-13 03:08 AM by torwood

I'll probably upgrade to the D7100 just before next Christmas. I'll probably keep my D7000 as a back-up, though I can't imagine why I'd ever use it unless the D7100 crapped out, or I had the need to mount two lenses and use them simultaneously, which I could see happening as I get better at sports. I'll most likely dump my D90 for whatever I can get for it to offset some of the cost.

For me, the D7000 is very, very good. So good, that until this announcement, I thought my next camera body would be a D600, giving me great performance in both DX crop and FX low light, with the same ergonomics. But, it's all about AF performance and High ISO performance for me, shooting my sons' sports. For everything else I shoot, I could still be using my D90. The upgraded AF system (better than the D600), and a stop of high ISO, and I'll jump. I might even jump just for the AF system.

Really, by Christmas, or at least this time next year, the price will be down 10%. For $1,100, it's worth it to me to upgrade AF and ISO (even if ISO only improves a little). This will mean that I won't be going to FX until the D600 replacement hits the street a few years from now.

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jbloom

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#9. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 0

jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Mon 25-Feb-13 04:22 AM

Right now I'm thinking I'll sell the D7000. But I don't plan to get the D7100 for a few months, and if the used prices of the D7000 drop a lot by then, maybe I'll just hang onto it as a back up. Then I'll have 5 Nikon DSLRs, which is probably a bit excessive.

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PerroneFord

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#10. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 9

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Mon 25-Feb-13 07:02 AM

>Right now I'm thinking I'll sell the D7000. But I don't plan
>to get the D7100 for a few months, and if the used prices of
>the D7000 drop a lot by then, maybe I'll just hang onto it as
>a back up. Then I'll have 5 Nikon DSLRs, which is probably a
>bit excessive.
>

Meh, buy a few more and then you'll catch me. Even though I did just sell off my D2H. I always think I have too many cameras, and then spring comes around and I have to use remotes. Then I remember why I have them all, and secretly wish I had a few more.

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Chris Platt

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#11. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 8

Chris Platt Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Sep 2012
Mon 25-Feb-13 11:25 AM

Good reasoning, but if it is the same sensor as the D5200, you won't get any increase in high ISO performance. The cameras have almost identical signal to noise ratios.

Auto focus is probably enough of a reason to upgrade with your subjects though.

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jbloom

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#12. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 10

jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Mon 25-Feb-13 11:36 AM

LOL. I have no wish to compete to see who can spend more on camera equipment!

So far, the only DSLR I've gotten rid of is my back-up D2X. I still have my original D2X. It's handy as a daylight remote and for time-lapse shooting, where its relatively poor noise performance is not as much of an issue.

The only one I really don't use much is my D70. It wouldn't fetch much on the market anyway at this point, and since it was my first DSLR I have a sentimental attachment to it. I have no sentimental attachment to my D7000.

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mborn1

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#13. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 0

mborn1 Gold Member Nikonian since 20th Nov 2008
Mon 25-Feb-13 11:47 AM

I have the D7100 pre-ordered, then I will give the D700 to my soin and take his D300s and give it to my grandson so he has two cameras to use when he is shooting rap concerts

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torwood

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#14. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 13

torwood Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2010
Mon 25-Feb-13 05:12 PM

"...and since it was my first DSLR I have a sentimental attachment to it."

That's funny. I have the same sort of attachment to my D50, which I used for six years before upgrading. It's virtually worthless as a trade-in, so I don't feel guilty keeping it forever (and I still use it for snapshots). Like you, I have no attachment whatsoever to my D90. I'd sell it tomorrow, and probably should before it drops any further as a trade-in.

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NRousu

CA
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NRousu Registered since 16th May 2012
Mon 25-Feb-13 05:34 PM

I don't think I'll upgrade. I don't see enough feature bump to put me over that edge. My D7000 still does very well.

Also, I'm saving my money for when they announce the new F7!

Steve6344

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Steve6344 Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Jul 2012
Mon 25-Feb-13 08:26 PM

I think I will convert my d7000 to IR.

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NRousu

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NRousu Registered since 16th May 2012
Mon 25-Feb-13 08:34 PM

>I think I will convert my d7000 to IR.

Hey - good idea.

Snapshott

Richmond, US
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#18. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 5

Snapshott Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Sep 2007
Tue 26-Feb-13 12:44 AM

>As it stands right now, when I pick up a 7100 my 7000 will be
>relegated to back up status. My most recent back up, a D80,
>just showed up dead with EE errors. So the 7000 will put me in
>good stead.
>Turbo
My D80 went out about 2 years ago with the same EE error. Mine had a bad mirror box and was about $250 to repair.

Even though I shoot a lot of low light work I think I'm sticking with the D7000. I do come into a little bit of money and was on the fence but decided against it . I was so close to getting it that I probably would have ordered one if it took the same grip.

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FutureLook

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#19. "RE: If you buy the D7100 will you keep your D7000 for backup duty?" | In response to Reply # 0

FutureLook Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Dec 2003
Fri 01-Mar-13 01:22 AM

I ordered a D7100 and I am planning to keep my D7000 as a backup. It is such a great camera.

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