Mon 04-Oct-10 09:13 PM | edited Tue 05-Oct-10 12:53 AM by dm1dave
“Those who want to wait surely should, what is the argument about?”
Yes, Stan ... What is the argument about? You seem to be the only one arguing.
Others are stating their own needs, their own wants and telling us what is important the them. You on the other hand are telling us that all of those things are either trivial, useless or ego driven. You have made several general statements in the last couple of weeks, in a couple different threads, that could be taken as insulting to various groups people.
Please remember that we as a group we are involved in a wide range of photographic disciplines and that each of us has different needs. The tools needed by someone who shoots people in night clubs are significantly different then the tools needed by a wildlife photographer and completely different tool sets are needed by the studio photographer, the photo journalist, the macro shooter, the sports photographer and even grandma taking family pictures.
Some people, even some pros, will find that the D7000 will have everything they need but for others many of those small differences that you trivialize can make a meaningful difference in their work.
For me the only advantage of the D7000 over what I already have would be the better high ISO performance but for me that advantage is overshadowed by a buffer that only holds 11 shots (12 bit compressed NEF) wile I can now get 19 shots with my D300s. That makes a big difference in the type of action that I shoot and no this is not “spray and pray” photography (That you made a derogatory comment about in another thread.) where one shoots as fast as possible hoping to get that one good shot. I am capturing fairly long, very fast and unpredictable action sequences and I want to capture as much of the sequence as possible.
All I am saying is lets try to respect each others needs and opinions. Let Nikon decide where each body falls in the line up and how they are marketed.