Thread: Possibly Moving to Nikon
02-12-2012, 06:17 AM #21
I was able to find a floor model D90 in a store tonight, but wasn't able to turn it on to really play with it. I did like the feel of it over the D5000 (which felt really small in my hands - tho the articulating screen was pretty spiffy).
That said, events from tonight have pretty much pushed back my ability to save for a new camera back considerably. :\ At least it gives me more time.
07-07-2012, 05:05 PM #22
Aaaand .... in light of a (possible) upcoming trip*, I think I'm going to pull the trigger on the D7000. It was either going to be it or the D700, and while I may go full-frame eventually, I think the D7000 will be a good starter-Nikon for me.
I did go ahead and get it with the kit 18-150mm lens, and I'm eyeing the 35mm f/1.8G and the 105mm f/2.8 macro lens for my primes, which should give me *almost* everything I need (the kit lens to keep me covered until I can save up a few extra pennies for the 105mm macro lens - I have an older Sigma 105mm macro lens for my Oly & absolutely love it, so I know that's the route I want to go.
* even if I don't end up going on said road-trip, my Oly is in need of replacement. My MacGuyver fix for the card door (velcro) is starting to fail, and I'm having issues with the contacts on the camera body causing my lenses to not register (and I rarely swap out lenses). With the off-camera flash dead, and all the other issues I've had with it, I'd rather just replace than spend the $$$ on repair - particularly on a 5+ year-old camera I can't (really) get accessories for anymore.
07-07-2012, 05:11 PM #23
07-07-2012, 06:11 PM #24
You've made a good decision. The D7000 is a good unit. Good luck.Nikon 1 V3 w/ 10-30 & 30-110mm kits, 18.5mm, 6.7-13mm ultra-wide, Nikon SB-N7 Speedlight
Nikon D600 w/ Nikon MB D14 Bat Grip, NIKKOR: 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G, Micro 105mm f/2.8G, 70-200mm f/4G, 16-35mm f/4, 24-70mm f/2.8 Nikon TC-20E II Teleconverter, Nikon 50mm f/1.8G, Nikon SB-700 & SB-600 Speed Lights
07-07-2012, 09:57 PM #25
07-07-2012, 10:21 PM #26
07-09-2012, 01:09 PM #27
I've tried Lightroom, and hated it. I also use PS for more than just a quick conversion, and have used it for *years*. I do have Elements installed (came with my Wacom Bamboo), but I don't really like it much, either. I guess I'm old-fashioned & stuck in my ways I'm eyeing the DNG converter, so I'll likely go that route for now (read: until I get annoyed with it).
And now my next question is: Nikon 105mm macro lens, or Sigma 105mm macro lens?
07-09-2012, 01:23 PM #28Forever Learning
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I would look at the D3200 which is listed as an entry level but has some great features that even the D7000 does not have. the only drawback is you need lenses with a silent wave motor in them. The body does not have a focusing motor. If you have the funds a D7000 seems to be the camera of choice for most hobbyists but almost twice the cost of a D3200Nikon D7100,D90 ,Tamron 28-75 F2.8,Tamron 70-300 4.5-5.6, Nikon Primes 35mm,50mm,85mm F1.8 and numerous speedlights of all brands and kinds
07-09-2012, 01:40 PM #29