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d90 or d7000 to go?


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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27 Jul 2014 8:15AM
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 e2
10 4.0k 24 Scotland
27 Jul 2014 8:21AM
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 e2
7 290 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2014 12:06PM
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.
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 e2
42 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 11:08AM
Another vote for the D7000 much more advanced than the D90
Vinny your English is very good
mrswoolybill e2
8 529 1094 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 12:12PM
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.
annettep38 e2
3 188 32 France
24 Sep 2014 11:36AM
To me the fact that you can't use any manual lenses on the d90 would be fatal, I got 5 old lenses that I use a lot. So d7000 all the way.
thewilliam 6 4.9k
25 Sep 2014 8:24PM
I depends on what photography the OP intends to do.

The D7000, as a much more modern camera, has much better high ISO performance and better resolution. This gives the D7000 a longer service life until the performance renders it all but useless. It's cheaper to buy once!
Definately D7000.

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