Made decision on spending my 2,000.00 on camera equipment
I finally made up my mind or I think so, I'm not sure but hopefully? Seriously I think for me wanting the D7000 I decided on getting the SB-600 flash, and the 35mm f/1.8 as a prime lense. I certainly wanted more of a setup but due to paying bills, taking care of family and ........ it would be selfish for me to spend more than this on my 50th Birthday even though it would be nice. I just found another lense an old 28-70mm 3.5-4.5 AI-S lense on my wifes N6006 and along with the 70-210mm AI-S non D lense and my manual lenses (28mm f/2.8 AI-S, 50mm f/1.8 AI-S and my 100mm f/2.8) that I should be just fine and dandy for a while. Thought about getting the 50mm f/1.8 auto focus but since I have it in manual might as well go with the 35mm + it will give me the coverage that I will normally shoot mostly in. Thinking I have alot of learning to do with this setup soon and eventually may get more lenses after I get more acquainted with Digital Photography. I figure with these 3 it will come out to around 2,000.00 and give me a good start. THANKS
#1. "RE: Made decision on spending my 2,000.00 on camera equipment" | In response to Reply # 0sabbey51 Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010Mon 30-Jan-12 09:46 PM
Welcome to the D7000 club.
The only problem you (may) have is that manually focusing some of those lenses will be more difficult on the D7000 than an older manual focus camera body. The main reason is that their aware no focusing aids on the in the viewfinder other than the AF "green dot" which I personally find difficult. YMMV.
In ny event, enjoy. The 35/1.8 is a great lens which I have and use often as well. This will give an equivalent field of view on the D7000 to a 50mm on your old 6006 (which I have as well but no longer use).
#2. "RE: Made decision on spending my 2,000.00 on camera equipment" | In response to Reply # 1dwaycie Nikonian since 23rd Nov 2008Tue 31-Jan-12 11:50 AM
Manual focusing is a little difficult with any of the digital cameras. I added a KatzEye focusing screen to my D7000 and love it. Available from the Nikonians Photo Pro Shop or directly from KatzEye, and very easy to install.