upgraded from a D3000 to a D7000 after much work to convince the spouse. Just going through all the settings now, cannot wait to put this thing to work! Got the kit with the 18-105 lens. I'm sure I'll have some questions as I get used to this beautiful camera - and I know where I'll find the good answers - HERE. Thanks all.
Wow, I'm definately loving it. I took it along this morning while walking the dog in the dark. Got some great shots of the street being lit by streetlights, leaves on the street etc. all hand held by one hand with a dog pulling the leash on the other hand I could never have gotten anything close with my D3000.
used a lightroom filter to play a bit with the coloring on the first image. 1/8 sec, f/4.5 (should have been smaller) iso 3200 38mm (18-105mm)
Yeah, very nice camera. It gets better. The more you use it, the more it will impress.
I am taking a much delayed and deserved vacation of cruising around Ukraine visiting different cities and regions on whim with no plan for a month and shooting lots of photos.
Here is one taken in a very dark pit of the stopping bumpers of a funicular(vertical incline cable car) that runs between the Dnieper River and a hill top in Kiev, the beautiful capitol city of Ukraine. I had it on Auto ISO, being the fist camera with enough useful range to allow free use of Auto ISO that I have used much. The light was so dim I could not see any detail with dark adjusted eyes. ISO 25,600!! What a camera;>)
Stan, That is a very convincing photo at such high ISO! Quite amazing actually. I have been resisting the D7000 but my resolve is crumbling... By the way, how do you find St. Petersburg? Cheers Neill Proud to be a Montreal Nikonian http://picasaweb.google.com/NeillDGraham
Hi Neil Yes, the high ISO can be amazing but it depends mostly on the subject matter, texture, colors etc. Taking a photo of a face in the same dark conditions would not yield as impressive results. What is more amazing I find, it is the low noise at ISO 100 that allows bringing almost black shadow detail to life with good color. That is something no other camera does as well.
How do I find St Petersburg? I find it directly below Finland on the map....;>) Actually, I love it but than again I am sort of an odd bird, because I do not value the things that those in my old neighborhood, in California, value...no TV, no car, no commuting 2 hours to work etc. In exchange I have to put up with being surrounded by a stunning city, dripping with culture and probably the most educated population of any major city in the world. I am in Ukraine on vacation right now, traveling around visiting different parts of the country by train and bus. Kiev, the capitol city has turned into an exciting, beautiful city, very impressed and comfortable there. My other favorite is where I am now, in the ancient Black Sea port of Sevastopol. Both cities are clean with wide avenues, lush vegetation and quite walkable. The weather in Sevastopol is much better however, with lows in January of 0C. The plazas, cobble stone streets, parks, etc and lack of traffic add up to a very pleasant place to hang out. Just like St Petersburg these cities are teeming with very attractive well dressed happy and well mannered young people...er a... women( I have not noticed the men). Stan St Petersburg Russia