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Nikon D7000

Postby Jack Rhys Martin » Mon May 14, 2012 10:58 am

Anybody here have any experience with the Nikon D7000 and what it's like when it comes to spotting?

Is it worth the upgrade from the D3100, or is it better to just wait for a new model release?

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Re: Nikon D7000

Postby AndrewP » Mon May 14, 2012 2:46 pm

Jack Rhys Martin wrote:Anybody here have any experience with the Nikon D7000 and what it's like when it comes to spotting?

Is it worth the upgrade from the D3100, or is it better to just wait for a new model release?

Cheers, Jack!


Hi Jack, I don't have experience with the D7000, but from what I understand, it's a big upgrade from the D3100. You're in the semi-pro territory with the D7000 :-)

Can't really comment in terms of using the D7000 for spotting, but I have it's older sister, the D90 and it's fine.
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Re: Nikon D7000

Postby Jack Rhys Martin » Mon May 14, 2012 8:24 pm

Thanks for the reply Andrew! Yeahh, the D3100 is great and I have nothing bad too say about it... However, I am just keen for that extra power! :)
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Re: Nikon D7000

Postby AndrewP » Mon May 14, 2012 10:43 pm

Jack Rhys Martin wrote:Thanks for the reply Andrew! Yeahh, the D3100 is great and I have nothing bad too say about it... However, I am just keen for that extra power! :)


I'd keep using the D3100 for now, still a pretty good camera. Best selling camera in the UK and Europe and also in Japan for 2011, so all those people can't be wrong. Also I hear that Nikon will be releasing a new model around September, possibly the D7100, so maybe hang on and see what the year will bring :)

I'll be using my D90 for the Pearce AirShow and will probably upgrade early next year.
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Re: Nikon D7000

Postby Jack Rhys Martin » Tue May 15, 2012 10:52 am

Thanks for that, I may possibly wait until the D7100 is released and hopefully get the D7000 when the prices are then lowered.

But In order to get the D7000 I would have to sell the D3100 and my 55-200mm lens which would only make $400-450 for the two as I am only a student in high school earning $67P/W.

NO THE Pearce AirShow... I have exams on at that time and cannot go!!! hahaha, so annoyed :shock:
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Re: Nikon D7000

Postby LMcConville » Tue May 15, 2012 9:30 pm

How about the Canon EOS1100D. If your not using a tripod, it's a pretty good camera :wink: planning to get it soon c: also in high school :D I earn like $80 p/month :?
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Re: Nikon D7000

Postby Jack Rhys Martin » Tue May 15, 2012 9:45 pm

See the thing Is, I would go Canon... However, I already have decent lenses for my current Nikon camera that will fit and work on the D7000... Otherwise I have to buy a whole new kit, good luck with your Canon and tell me how it go's! :P $90 p/month!!! Man... that sucks
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Re: Nikon D7000

Postby LMcConville » Tue May 15, 2012 11:51 pm

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Re: Nikon D7000

Postby AndrewP » Wed May 16, 2012 10:05 am

Sometimes it's not the camera you have, it's also got to do with lighting and composition, and how you want to present the subject to your target audience. Mind you, Airliners.net et al don't really care too much about composition :D
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Re: Nikon D7000

Postby John Forbes » Thu May 24, 2012 11:05 am

I have a D7000, and find that it's a great camera for spotting - mainly because with a 16Mp sensor it enables you to zoom in on the details and crop the image. However, Nikon has just released the D3200, which is 24Mp and is cheaper than the D7000. So, with good glass on it, if you want to find details I think the D3200 would be better.
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Re: Nikon D7000

Postby AlistairH » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:47 pm

Apologies for the super late reply, but I haven't been around these parts for months.

I bought a D7000 last year and absolutely love it. I bought it primarily to take on a six-week overseas trip, however I have also used it for airline photography in Melbourne, Auckland and Los Angeles. As another user said, the sensor allows highly detailed shots - even with modest lenses. I just use a basic 300mm zoom and have managed to get some stunning results.

What did you end up buying?

Here are a number of examples. Bear in mind that I use a basic 300mm lens and am not even close to a professional!

A Qantas A380 floats into Melbourne on a still morning with the skyline and hot air balloons in the background (one of my favourite ever photos)
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An example of the level of detail that can be captured - this Emirates A380 landing at Auckland.
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Another shot of detail from a Virgin inbound at Los Angeles.
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A wider angle shot from LAX.
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