Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000

RLDubbya

US
553 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

"RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000"

RLDubbya Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Dec 2011
Tue 03-Sep-13 12:07 AM

I'm going to come at this from a different perspective: I have D7000s, and am considering an upgrade.

I focused on glass first, and am not unhappy. One great advantage of putting FX glass on DX bodies: since you're only using the center of the lens, you avoid any corner falloff. So I get great results using a Nikkor 70-200/2.8 VR-II with the TC-20EIII - a good combo on FX, a great combo, IME, on DX.

The 7000 will absolutely reward good glass. In fact, my next purchase will be a 200/F2. I'm confident that this lens will sing on the D7000, with and without the teleconverter.

The only lens I sort of regret buying: in order to save some cash, I bought the Sigma version of the 24-70/2.8, rather than the Nikkor. I wish I had splurged for the Nikkor. I'm not sure that there would be much IQ difference; the Sigma is certainly no slouch - but there's things like resale value to consider.

One compelling reason that hasn't been mentioned to upgrade: ergonomics. I had a chance to shoot a friend's D700, and absolutely thought it blew away the D7000 in terms of fit, feel, and function for my hands.

Somebody in this thread listed the larger FX body size as a disadvantage; for me, it's also an advantage. I have large, clumsy, arthritic hands, and appreciate a larger body.

My conclusion: the only way I can rationally decide which body makes sense for me is to rent each for a weekend.

For example: I'm currently hating switching ISO on the D7000. The other morning, I got to see a flock of wild turkeys. Not an everyday thing.

The camera was out on a monopod in the back of the truck already, I stopped, got out, grabbed my rig, framed them, and then realized I had to switch ISO. That meant taking my eye away from the viewfinder, finding the little button, holding it, turning the wheel. By then, the flock had moved. Time to recompose. Thankfully, the flock hadn't moved back into the woods.

There's many sporting events where I'd love to be able to adjust ISO quickly and still keep ready to shoot.

I also pretty much need the D7000's burst capacity at a minimum for some events I shoot. I can't really get by with much less.

So, I'm slowly getting a list of requirements I need in the "functionality" and "ergonomics" department. That will determine my next body choice, be it FX or DX. Meantime, I'm buying all good FX glass. Oh, and I'm learning much more about photography: my latest endeavor is to better understand white balance, and I'm considering going off the deep end and buying a white balance meter.

Anyhow, maybe that gives you something more to consider. Don't think for a moment that the 7000 isn't worthy of the best glass.

This is a hot, active topic! Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000 [View all] , johnnycrystal , Fri 30-Aug-13 12:54 AM
Subject
ID
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
1
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
2
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
5
     Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
8
     Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
9
     Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
31
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
3
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
6
     Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
7
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
4
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
10
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
15
     Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
26
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
11
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
12
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
13
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
17
     Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
18
          Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
19
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
14
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
16
     Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
39
          Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
41
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
20
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
21
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
38
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
22
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
23
     Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
24
          Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
25
          Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
27
          Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
30
          Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
32
          Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
35
               Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
36
                    Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
37
                    Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
44
                    Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
47
          Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
29
          Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
34
          Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
40
          Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
42
               Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
43
               Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
45
                    Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
46
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
28
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
33
     Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
48
          Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
49
               Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
50
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
51
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
53
     Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
54
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
52
Reply message RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000
55