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D7000 for sports shooting


Glendale, US
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weavermt Registered since 31st Aug 2011
Tue 30-Oct-12 10:28 PM


I currently shoot a D200, and photograph horse shows on a part-time, paid basis. My D200 is currently in the shop (black frames on startup/resume shooting after a break) and am contemplating a jump to a newer camera if the repair is too expensive.

I am thinking about a D7000, but have some concerns. The photographer I shoot for has me shoot RAW (which I would do anyway), and sometimes RAW+ if the images need to by uploaded during a long-weekend's show.

My D200 has a 21 image RAW buffer, and slightly less than that RAW+. While I don't do it often as I did when I was starting out, I will hit fill the buffer when doing cutting horse events....probably 2-4x during a day's shoot, esp if the horse/rider are good and the cows running well.

The write-speed on the D200 buffer is fairly slow, so I am wondering how the D7000's 10-image buffer for RAW images compares to the D200 in terms of "clearing out" the buffer.

Essentially...does the D7000's buffer write significantly faster that it's better than...or a wash with...the D200's buffer write-speed (e.g. D200 buffer 2x as large, but half as fast = D7000 buffer that is 2x as fast?)

Cutting horse and many rodeo roping events can easily fill my D200's buffer....barrel racing and other horse events will not. But I am trying to plan for the "what I normally shoot" scenario.

I can't see making the incremental jump from my D200 to a D300/300s, and I can't afford a new FF anything like a D600.

I've contemplated a used D700, as the FPS is the same as my D200, or faster with the grip + el14 battery...but it's also 50% more expensive, at least, than a new D7000, and I've not had the best of luck with used camera equipment (My D200 is only at 59k shutter actuations, and I got it at 14k).



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