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    vinny4k
    27 Jul 2014 - 5:51 AM

    Hello everyone. I am new to dslr. I am shooting film photography with my old slr nikon fg20 for years. So i am new to dslr but not to photography. I'm considering buying a dslr camera and i did some research that lead me to choose between the 2 models d90 and d7000. I have for around 750$. In my country (vietnam), a used d90 (3000 - 5000 clicks) costs 475$ and a used d7000 (7000 - 10000 clicks) costs 600$. I know these shutter actuations dont really matter at all. so should i go for d90 and save money for more lenses? or should i buy the d7000 for the long run and stick with just a kit lens (18-70?), and buy more after. In my city (hanoi), a 18-70 kit lens costs for around 150$. i only own 2 old mf lenses that i still use with my old slr. i do not own any af lens. I'll use my dslr for travelling and taking landscape photos most of the time. you guys can call me Vinny instead(sorry for my english)

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    Belleyeteres
    Belleyeteres e2 Member 369 forum postsBelleyeteres vcard United Kingdom
    27 Jul 2014 - 8:15 AM

    I had 2 D90 and was not impressed with them. I swopped for a Pentax K5 and was so happy with it have now brought the K3 as well. Plus they are both weather resistant where the D90 is not.

    kaybee
    kaybee  103823 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Jul 2014 - 8:21 AM

    You will be able to use your old manual lenses on either camera but the D7000 is more likely to satisfy for a longer time - and it is weather sealed.

    gaelldew
    gaelldew  7270 forum posts United Kingdom
    27 Jul 2014 - 12:06 PM

    I changed from a D90 to a D7000 and much prefer it, the 90 was very noisy, nothing you couldn't lose with software though.

    nikonphotographer

    I've been using the D90 for a couple of years, but I have just upgraded to the D7000, although I still rate the D90 as a cracking camera, I would recommend getting the D7000 over the D90, and for the extra $125, your getting a much newer and better camera, plus with the D7000 you can use your manual focus lenses and still get the metering to work, you can use them on the D90 but you have to use manual mode and use an external meter, there's a good comparison here :-

    http://snapsort.com/compare/Nikon_D7000-vs-Nikon_D90

    ikky
    ikky  United Kingdom
    28 Jul 2014 - 11:08 AM

    Another vote for the D7000 much more advanced than the D90
    Vinny your English is very good

    mrswoolybill
    mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1020 Constructive Critique Points
    28 Jul 2014 - 12:12 PM

    I used a D90 for several years and still have it as a spare. I took over my husband's D7000 earlier this year when he moved up to a D7100. I wanted the D7000 because the image quality at higher ISO settings is much better than the D90 gives - I would suggest that your decision should depend in part on the financial balance, in part on how much of your photography is undertaken in poor/low light. If you are likely to be using ISO 800 and higher you will see a definite advantage in the D7000.

    Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 28 Jul 2014 - 12:13 PM
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