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Just ordered a D7000 - is there anything I should be looking out for?

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SEMANON
SEMANON  195 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 - 10:38 PM

Just ordered a D7000 - is there anything I should be looking out for? I'm not the type to go looking for problems but I hear Q-C issues with Nikon bodies a lot, anything specific I should be looking out for? Thanks.

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widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 10:48 PM

Aye seriously good fotaes enjoy Grin

SEMANON
SEMANON  195 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 - 11:25 PM

Thats waaa I'm heerypin feyur Wink

SEMANON
SEMANON  195 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 - 11:31 PM

Seriously I'm really not one for focus charts and so on, but I have saved hard for this and as much as I'm looking forward to getting it (and I am!) I'm just a little bothered with stuff I keep hearing on 'focus issues' and would like to know what anyone else had found.

justin c
justin c  104504 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 11:34 PM


Quote: Just ordered a D7000 - is there anything I should be looking out for?

The postman Smile

SEMANON
SEMANON  195 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 - 11:36 PM

Oh defo - I get it tommorow so.......YEY!Smile

jambutty53
25 Mar 2013 - 11:53 PM

Yep --The joy of owning one -- had my d7000 over 12 months and i still get a Buzz that i have one -- i am sure you will love yours as well--TBH i always use the AF fine tune in the set up menu with focus charts to set your lenses with the camera -but thats just to be sure-- its a bit of a pain --but i never had a lens that was more than + or - 5 when checked

widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 7:23 AM

Iv'e never done that its worth a thought . What lens did you get with it Seamon

Rod

kodachrome
26 Mar 2013 - 8:23 AM

DPReviews found the D7000 had a slight tendency to over expose in certain high contrast situations.
Just keep an eye on that when out taking pics. You can always 'bracket'.
A superb camera for the money.

Pete

saxon_image
26 Mar 2013 - 8:38 AM

It's worth downloading this settings guide. Especially make sure that you set custom setting a3 to OFF for most shooting and use 21 point continuous focus with release on focus set if the subject is likely to move at all. It's how I have mine set and virtually eliminates the so-called back-focus issues debated ad nauseum on a certain US forum. stunning camera - you'll love it.

cameracat
cameracat  108574 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 10:47 AM


Quote: Just ordered a D7000 - is there anything I should be looking out for?

Excuse me for pointing out the very obvious, But surely the question is one that Should be asked " Before " you order something.....!!!!!!

Telling the world and his Auntie that you have bought something without a flicker conscious thought, Then asking the world, His Auntie, Plus his Aunties dog what if any problems you may encounter, Amounts to shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted, Been shot, Been turned in to beef etc etc.....Sad

If for some reason you now find that the Nikon D7000 is the worst camera on the planet ( It Is Not By The Way, It Is Actually A Very Capable Device ) What do you do next, Tick as appropriate.

(A) Cry....Sob sob.
(B) Cry foul and demand they take it back for a refund...Followed by Sob sob....
(C) Stop reading all kinds of stupid nonsense regarding the failings of a camera, That has been around long enough to prove it is a darn good camera....Grin
(D) Wish you had not been so mean and bought the latest D7100 model, That no doubt will get a slagging by the same crew who slagged the D7000...Tongue

OR do you just sit back and wait until your nice new camera arrives, Then get out there and enjoy taking photographs with it...Smile

Unfortunately today we tend to read to much into unverified and sometimes misleading, Often biased information on the W W W, Its really time to start using our own minds when making decisions, Before we are all to paranoid to make a decision without the consulting the world first, To that end you did the right thing by hitting Buy Now, Good luck and enjoy your new Nikon.

Wink

Last Modified By cameracat at 26 Mar 2013 - 10:49 AM
thewilliam
26 Mar 2013 - 11:43 AM

The consensus among users seems to be that the D7000 is a very capable camera. One friend who runs a portrait studio with more than a dozen staff has just re-equipped with D7000 bodies because it yields image quality that's every bit as good as the D4 under the conditions that they shoot but it costs a fraction of the price.

Don't get upset that Nikon has introduced the D7100. Whatever you buy, it will soon be superceded.

The limiting factor is generally the ability of the photographer. The make or model of camera doesn't make much difference.

mike5537
mike5537  1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 - 12:00 PM

I've had my 7000 for 3 months now and its great, I've had no focus issues apart from my own lack of ability sometimes or my over eagerness to take a photo without checking the settings!

It's a great bit of kit, the thing that took me a long time to get used to was twisting the lens in the opposite direction to my old Olympus!

Get out and love what the camera is capable of!

LenShepherd
LenShepherd e2 Member 62359 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 - 6:16 PM

Perhaps a 100 Nikon cashback if you bought from the UK retailer, taking the net prize to about 535.

Gundog
Gundog  1624 forum posts Scotland
28 Mar 2013 - 9:15 AM


Quote:

Unfortunately today we tend to read to much into unverified and sometimes misleading, Often biased information on the W W W, Its really time to start using our own minds when making decisions, Before we are all to paranoid to make a decision without the consulting the world first, To that end you did the right thing by hitting Buy Now, Good luck and enjoy your new Nikon.

Wink

I think that applies to just about any new camera. The advent of the internet and chat rooms such as this has meant that the 0.001% of buyers who find a statistically tiny problem can broadcast their spleen to millions of gullible readers.

One of those days a 15-year-old schoolgirl in Auchtermuchty is going to make -billions by developing a phone app that can separate the bullshit from the genuine stuff.

Smile

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