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Nikon D7000 - D300s lenses

johnmac 7 128
5 Aug 2011 11:28AM
Hi, I have a Nikon D5000 and looking at changing it for the D7000 or D300s. Can any Nikon lens fit either or can you only use certain lens on the 300s. Appreciate any advice please.


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timbo 15 596 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2011 11:39AM
Any lens will work on the D300s
redhed17 12 842 England
5 Aug 2011 1:28PM
Both the D7000 and D300S have the same compatibility with older lenses, in that they work with all of them. Smile
cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
5 Aug 2011 1:40PM
As said above all Nikon lens will work with the D7000 or D300s......!

Quote:Nikon D5000 and looking at changing it for the D7000 or D300s

Tough call, Whilst the D300s offers a more robust build, The D7000 offers the very latest technology......!!!

If it where my money involved along with the price differential, I would go for the D7000, Some of the new techno bits are very very good indeed, Especially the Sensor at high ISO speeds.

johnmac 7 128
5 Aug 2011 2:06PM
Thanks all, I called into Jessops and a salesman said not all Nikon lenses will work with the D300s but any will with the D7000 which I found strange. You're all right it is a tough call which one to choose, 300s is slightly bigger but stronger in build and D7000 has the latest technology so it's looking like I will go for the D7000. I have a habit of buying things then wishing I bought the other, just bought an Nikon SB700 last week for 230 not realising you can't use it on repeat flash which I like to use, I could have paid the xtra for a SB900 and had the repeat flash.

Thanks again all for your advice
Martin54 12 542 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2011 3:17PM
I think the salesman is not fully informed (to put it politely), D300s and D7000 have the same lens compatibility, see Nikon's lens compatibility charts
sey Plus
10 2 Israel
5 Aug 2011 6:31PM
LenShepherd 10 3.6k United Kingdom
5 Aug 2011 9:19PM

Quote: I called into Jessops and a salesman said not all Nikon lenses will work with the D300s but any will with the D7000 which I found strange.

It is strange - because the salesman is wrong - Jessops salesman are supposed to have had recent training to avoid mistakes like this Sad
Just about any Nikon lens made in the last 30 years works well on either body - with the proviso manual focus lenses do not auto focus.
All the AF, AF-D and AF-S lenses auto focus on either body.
redhed17 12 842 England
5 Aug 2011 9:26PM
As far as Jessops are concerned, could it be that there are stocks of D7000's and D300S's are thin on the ground. Wink

It could have been a simple mistake though. lol
rocky41 14 170 England
5 Aug 2011 9:33PM
london camera exchange were giving 50 off d7000 a deal with Nikon they told me
johnmac 7 128
5 Aug 2011 10:32PM
Thanks everyone, I think I'll go back to Jessops sort the salesman out and ask him which lenses won't work with the 300s then grab another salesman and ask him/her the same question. I like the 300s but the advice I'm getting is go far the more newer 7000.
aftertherain 13 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2011 9:08PM
Sorry to say this but I would never buy anything from Jessops.
There are lots of great camera stores, Parks, Misfudds, Clifton where you get great advice from people who know what they''re talking about.
Eastlands 7 760 4 Northern Ireland
6 Aug 2011 9:12PM
Jessops have a requirement that all staff are trained to be rude, unhelpful and ill-informed.
Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
6 Aug 2011 9:17PM
I don't really believe that.

I remember going into an independent photographic store, many years ago, and a fat slob slumped in a chair was rude to me.

He was the Manager and Owner of the store.

His staff, who knew me quite well, stood around looking embarrassed.

Didn't go there again.
NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2011 9:35PM
well , i went for a 7000, picked up a d300s at the same time and walked out with the d300s.

the technology is not so much better on the 7000 and the build quality dosnt compare.
dont take it from anyone else, because they both will do the same job - produce excellent results. and on pretty much any nikkor lens.
try both and go for the one that feels right to you.

i think Jessops are told to push the 7000, that was my experience

there are times when a slightly lighter option may be better, the 7000 wins hands down then.

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