I got into shooting by girlfriends daughters soccer games and I think I want to branch out to some of the softball leagues and basketball games I see at the park. Not for money, just for fun and practice and maybe someday it would lead to something but I am not at that point yet. If I sell the d90 for 500 I only have to come up with about 6 or 7 more. I think the d7000 is at b&h for a little under 1200. You are right, I probably don't need it. It just came across my head last night when I was browsing the web and I saw an article saying the 7000 is a lot better for sports than the d90. Got me thinking maybe I can sell mine and come up with a few more bucks for the 7000 and maybe that will hold me over to the new camera comes out and our finances are back on track. And yes, this is probably 85% NAS getting at me. Are there meetings for this problem? And if I have to justify it more, maybe I can take some video of the soccer games. LOL Yea right, I haven't even touched the video on the d90. I just want to open a new box and smell a new camera and read a new manual! Is that so wrong? ;>)
>The D7000 is a very nice DSLR, but it's not a D700, and I >suspect it will be significantly less than the D800 or >whatever it will be called. > >Are you taking lots of action photos, as that's when the extra >points of the focus system come in handy, especially when the >movement is erratic, but to be honest, for sports, I never go >beyond 21 focus points even though I have 51, as it becomes >counter-productive. I do use all 51 for birding. Many I know >only use 9 focus points when shooting sports, and the D90 has >11. > >I like new technology too, (nothing wrong with reading manuals >as it can really help you get the most out of your camera) but >NAS is expensive, and I generally prefer to put my cash into >glass. > >There is a lot more in making highly competent detailed >choices for a DSLR than most people think and few actually >actually look at how the camera's features will work for them, >as opposed at merely concentrating on the feature set in more >of less of a vacuum. Getting the D7000 will delay your D800 >further. > >"BTW, I know this doesn't >belong here but what do you think I can get for a 1.5 year old >d90 and a Sigma 75-300 5-5.6?" > >A D90 with the original box, all parts, all paperwork sold >this summer for $500 via our forums. Check out the "I >want to sell" forum. As to the lens, at least it's an >APO, so it's worth something, but it's not a great lens and >it's slow. I personally don't think that lens will make your >D90 sale any easier. > >Thanks >Ned >A Nikonians Team >Member > >----------------------------- >Visit my >Travel Photography Blog and >my Galleries.