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Old Oct 24, 2011, 3:54 PM   #1
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Well, a funny thing happened to me this morning. I got it into my head that I would upgrade my camera. This is rather unusual for me as I'm generally not an impulse buyer. But, there I was, at Hunt's Photo this morning looking thru the viewfinder of a Nikon D7000. I bought it.

Yikes this is one helluva camera. It feels good in hand, very responsive, NEF files, so far, have been amazingly free of noise. Granted, I've not shot early in the morning or at dusk , as yet, BUT, of what I've seen to this point, I'm liking it.

Managed to get home, leave my paws off long enough to charge the battery, then take a few birds at the feeder.




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Old Oct 25, 2011, 1:19 AM   #2
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Sounds like the begining symptoms of NAS...

(Nikon Aquisition Syndrome)

This affliction can often be followed by LL...

(Lens Lust)

There is no known cure that I'm aware of but I've heard that marriage
and/or lack of finances can sometimes keep it under control...

Regarding the D7k - I think you're going to love that camera, Zig, I really
love mine... You'll be able to push ISO a lot farther than with the D90 and
when you do get some noise it's the kind that is real easy to remove...

Beautiful shots of some cute little birds...!
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 2:41 AM   #3
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nice shots enjoy the camera
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Great shots. Am I destined to follow? First the 70-200, then...........
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Sounds like the begining symptoms of NAS...

(Nikon Aquisition Syndrome)

This affliction can often be followed by LL...

(Lens Lust)

There is no known cure that I'm aware of but I've heard that marriage
and/or lack of finances can sometimes keep it under control...

Regarding the D7k - I think you're going to love that camera, Zig, I really
love mine... You'll be able to push ISO a lot farther than with the D90 and
when you do get some noise it's the kind that is real easy to remove...

Beautiful shots of some cute little birds...!

Hi Wizzard,

I think that I'm done with acquiring anymore lenses or gear for the moment.
My immediate purchasing ability has been impacted by both SAF (spouce acceptance factor) and LOF ( lack of funds)

As for the D7000. This is far and away the most sophisticated camera I've had in my hands. I started reading the technical specifications of the D7000 a few weeks ago and what caught my eye was the different levels of control of the AF system.
As much as I liked the D90 in the short time that I had it and it is a perfectly acceptable photographic tool, I wanted both the ability to control AF (or rather, choose a performance level that matched the situation) as well as custom user's mode.

The improved sensor, larger viewfinder, improved LCD screen, better build just to name a few improvements just convinced me to pull out the credit card.
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Great shots. Am I destined to follow? First the 70-200, then...........
Well, whatever you do , don't put one in your hands as you wont part with it

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Very impressive! Congratulations!

Were those reductions or crops?
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Very impressive! Congratulations!

Were those reductions or crops?
Thanks TCav.

Both are crops.

A couple of points to be aware of.
My feeder is mounted outside my window. So I'm shooting through a storm window. To minimize reflections, I place a black foam board on the side of the window (it's to the left of the feeder).
I'm usually hand holding the camera as having the tripod set up is a pain due to space constraints.
Depth of field for me is always a little tricky on these bird shots as the birds are about 4ft away from the lens.

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Wow Zig,

I didn't think I'd see this!!!

Aside from the benefits you mentioned, they say the dynamic range exceeds my FX body at base ISO. That should come in handy for those sweet landscapes you do.

Enjoy the new tool, and post some so we can enjoy too.
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