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Alternative body to a D7000

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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"RE: Alternative body to a D7000"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Tue 20-Nov-12 04:56 PM

Considering the informatiom you provided over a couple of posts, a used D90 would be a very good alternative, light, reliable, wider DR than a D300, D200, D100, D70 etc at low ISO which is what landscape calls for. It was the first of the Nikon's that started extending the DR with lower noise without increasing prices. That continued with the D7000, D800 and D600, all class leaders in the specs that landscape shooting calls for.
The D300 has superior AF so if moving subjects such as birds in flight or sports is of interest, it is the best sports camera of any for less than $1000. It is heavier however so carrying both a D7000, which is the best DX camera for IQ, plus a D300 would start to be a load.
I have the 10-20 Sigma and like it a lot, very rugged and well made. I also have a 10-24 Nikon and like it for scenes that have more sensitivity to rectilinear distortion such as architecture while using the 10-20 for landscapes. Both are very effective on a D90, 7000 or 300 and will be better optically in the mid range than a 16-85 at 16mm. Throughout the 16-85 range that lens is a good general purpose lens, well made and good optically but none of the mid zooms beat a special purpose wide angle lens for wide scenes. 16 on a Dx is not that wide.
I think if i considered budget, I would probably select a 10-20 for landscape, the 35 1.8 for low light and interior shots, and a low cost 18-105 as a general purpose lens for everything else. It is a very versatile lens, light and low cost.
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