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Is the Nikon D7000 ?


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Initial post: Jan 9, 2013 8:19:43 PM PST
Is the Nikon D7000 really worth it for most?

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 8:20:21 PM PST
What are the best lenses for this camera?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2013 10:36:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 9, 2013 10:41:24 PM PST
® says:
you posted two very vague questions. Seem like everybody on amazon posted vague questions and expect solid answer.

Vague question = vague answer.

Are comparing to a d5100, or a d600 and how much money. If you can afford it then it isn't a question. The most bang for your bucks for any consumer items are usually the cheaper one, hence honda civic. Don't get the cheapest either as it is too gimpy, hence toyota yaris. So d5100 verse d7000, if you are used to more manual controls, no way on earth you want a d5100 over a d7000. As a d7000 owner, I have no major issues with it, and the 2 plus years with it has been great. Don't have the urge to go full frame FX either (but will someday). I also don't want to touch a baby nikon (d3100, d5100) again either.

For best lenses, you didn't even stated what you like to shoot, landscape, portrait, etc. As each styles has certain lenses that fits the criteria better. I used to thought the 18-200 was the best walkaround lenses, but not anymore. I would say nikkkor fx lenses is the best lenses for this camera. Edge to edge sharpness, less distortion, CA then dx lenses.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 2:12:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2013 2:16:38 PM PST
Makoto says:
(R) pretty much sums it up.

I personally think the D7000 is currently at the best bang-for-your-buck granted one wants all the features it has. Otherwise, a D5100 body is an even better deal - plus lighter, smaller, and has a swivel screen.

The best lenses will always be the fast primes and fast zooms. For someone starting out on a crop sensor, which the D5100 and D7000 are, I suggest the purchase of a mid zoom lens (55 to 200mm?) and one fast prime - I suggest the 35mm f1.8. The "best" lenses in terms of quality will likely always be the most expensive. Usually, the faster a lens is - meaning a smaller f-stop (ie. 1.8 or 1.4), the better the lens. Zoom is another factor into the price.

Is the D7000 worth it? Depends on you. But for most, it's Nikon's DX flagship for some time since the D90. So I'm guessing, yes, it's worth it, but it depends on the person.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2013 9:31:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2013 9:37:49 PM PST
EdM says:
For most people, a good P/S camera is probably best - it probably fits their budget, it is smaller and easy to carry around for whenever they want to take a photo, and all they really want is a snapshot.

OTOH, if you are interested in making great photos that people will admire and you might print out and hang on your living room wall, or if you are interested in shooting in low light conditions or sports events, etc., you really should get a DSLR and the D7000 is a fine example of a capable model.

On best lenses, this depends on what you want to shoot, your photo style, your budget, and how your feel about carrying heavy, larger, more expensive lenses.

The best lenses in terms of image quality are prime lenses, e.g., ones that do not zoom. I normally prefer Nikon lenses, and for not much money, there are several fine ones: Nikon 35mm f/1.8 G DX AF-S Nikkor Lens, 3 UV/FLD/CPL Filters and Accessory Kit Digital SLR Camera and Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras.

Moving up a step, the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras is fine for portraits and medium telephoto. Possibly the Nikon 28mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR lens might do for more $$, rather than the 35 mm lens above, as it is a bit wider and likely somewhat better if you prefer a slightly wider view than with a 35mm lens on a DX camera. Arguably, the 28mm, 50mm and 85 mm f1.8 lenses make a fine/excellent, low light capable, prime lens collection for not a whole lot of cash.

In zooms, I like the expensive, "pro" quality Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Wide Angle Zoom Lens, but the lower cost Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX ED VR Nikkor Wide-Angle Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras is a fine travel lens. Of course, for good economy, either kit lens, the 18-55 or the 18-105 lens, is a good consumer grade lens that can make excellent photos.

Still, for telephoto zoom, the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Nikkor Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras is a fine lens, and there are from time to time bargains if you purchase a body and one or more additional lenses on the same ticket, all from the same seller, like Amazon here.

Really, though, the lenses you need/want depend on your budget, your photographic style - what you want to shoot. For example, some close up shots are nicely done with the above lenses, but for really close shots, you need a different type of lens, a macro lens, like the Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro-Nikkor Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras or perhaps the Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor Lens.

There are other lenses and even other brands that will work - every choice is a compromise, and you should choose what works best for you. One lens that is "best" by some measures is this one:

http://www.jenoptik-inc.com/coastalopt-standard-lenses/uv-vis-nir-60mm-slr-lens-mainmenu-155.html

It's expensive, doesn't zoom as it has a fixed, 60mm focal length, only a f4 maximum aperture, but for an apochromatic lens, it's likely the best there is, if you need those abilities. Similarly, if you need a long telephoto, there is a Nikon 600 mm f4 AF-S VR telephoto lens that is in the $10k range. In any event, there are many different kinds of "best" lenses, for various purposes and for different budgets [and maybe depending on if you have a bearer/assistant to carry your heavy, large, costly gear around for you].

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 5:23:50 AM PST
Luis Alberto says:
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http://snapsort.com/recommend#!brand=Nikon

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 5:26:02 AM PST
Luis Alberto says:
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http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikkor-aps-c-lens-tests

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