anyone here uses this for PJ work? Am considering the possibility into venturing into it as a career choice and was wondering if anyone has any experiences using the d7000 for this as this is the only body I currently own. Most of the PJs I noticed tend to use pro bodies so I reckon it might serve more as a second body. Nevertheless, looking to pick up somewhere and hope you all could help!
Looking into advice for this as i'm interested to get into the trade. All pointers will be very valuable to me
One of my dog training sessions is at a local town adult school education program. The town’s local paper was doing a piece on the program and sent a photographer to one of our classes to take pictures. He showed up with a well worn D2H. A D7000 should be just fine, if not a bit of overkill at 16MP.
The SIZE of the D7000 body is a good one for carrying around. I usually have big lenses on my D7K but even then I still like the smaller size of the D7000 as compared to the D300/700 class of cameras. I keep meaning to buy a small lens for this camera to take advantage of that size.
>The SIZE of the D7000 body is a good one for carrying around. > I usually have big lenses on my D7K but even then I still >like the smaller size of the D7000 as compared to the D300/700 >class of cameras. I keep meaning to buy a small lens for this >camera to take advantage of that size. > >Best regards, SteveK > >'A camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see >without a camera.' -- Dorothea Lange >My >Nikonians gallery> >My Nikonians Blog
I agree with you. Currently using the D7k with a sigma 30 f1.4. Am thinking of adding a 24-70 for more general purpose use for PJ work coupled with the added range a DX sensor gives (x1.5). Am wondering if you could share your experiences on using heavier glass on the D7k.
I use the 24-70 on the D7000 quite a lot, as well as the 70-200 with and without teleconverters. I find it performs very well, the balancing is of course lopsided, but I use a Black-rapid over the shoulder strap, I can't imagine a conventional over the neck strap working very well in this scenario.
Most often I use my D7000 with my 500VR with teleconverters, so shooting it at 700 and 850mm but I don't think that is applicable to day-in day-out photojournalism
The 24-70 is not really wide enough for some situations, so you may need something wider to complement the 24-70. Or you might want to consider a Tamron 17-50 VC instead of the FX-suited 24-70. I also shoot FX so that's why I shoot FX lenses on the D7000. Thinking this over, in photojournalism you may need rapid response so that in my mind would favour a 17-50 rather than a 24-70. I would still complement it with a 70-200.
I think I am going to go ahead and sell my D300 this summer, the D7000 has eclipsed it for most of what I do.
As SteveK said, The black rapid strap. I keep my manfrotto quick connect on it instead of using the supplied eye bolt that comes with the strap. That way I can upclip it for the strap and put it right on the tripod. Lopsided yes without the Nikon battery pack. But with it the camera/lens combo is quite balanced.
For sports work the d7k is all that I am using right now. Its super fast with both the 24-70 and the 70-200 and pretty darn fast with the tce-3 converter. Its nice to get feedback from users of the camera body, but only you can answer the real question. And that's is it right for me.
The battery life with the battery pac on is outstanding. I shot 1900 images and about 10 minutes of video and was close to depletion of the first battery without needing the one in the camera at all.
I can now go to an event with a few less things to carry with me. Don