Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Camera Question

Hi Photographer Friends!

Quick Question - What do you think of the D7000 and could I eventually go pro with it? I have a D40 now so I know it would be a nice upgrade. Could I still use my old lenses with it? I am still a dummy when it comes to understanding the differences between lenses.

Thanks!!!

8 comments:

Tracy said...

Yes to all of your questions. Your lenses will work on it. I looked at a couple photos of the camera and it looks like you can adjust the ISO, shuttter and aperature without going into a menu. (which are a must for me) In my photography magazines they say you can't really go wrong with the D7000. I think a lot is in the photographer as well. I know pros who don't have a fancy camera and still rock it. Good luck!!

Keara @ Now I Know What Life Is All About said...

Thanks Tracy! I feel like I rock the D40 pretty good. I would just like more focal points and higher ISOs. I feel pretty limited now that I know how to actually use my camera in manual now.

Laurie said...

I can't say that I know too much about the D7000 specifically, but I did get to play with the D300s for a bit while my D700 was in the shop. That is a pretty sweet camera and it isn't too much more expensive than the D7000. The D300s had beautiful clarity that I just didn't get with my D80 (the old D90) and I think I would have been happy with that camera had I not gotten the D700. It is basically the D700 without the FF sensor, same body, same feel in your hands. My only advice is to get something where you have room to grow into it. What lenses do you have?

Kimberly said...

Ooooohhhh, a D7000 would be awesome! Check out the Nikon website to be sure, but I believe the lenses would be interchangeable.

I also have a D40 and just also got a D3100. The D7000 was a bit out of my price range at the time. Someday. :)

Kristin said...

On thing I can say about my camera is that it can go up to something like ISO 6400 and although I don't use it often, or even use it that high, it sure is nice to have that option when I need it, so something to consider when weighing your options.

snapshots2011 said...

The D7000 is next on my wishlist! I'm looking to upgrade from my D50- mainly because I can really "up" the ISO and the 5megapixel is a hinderance to me when I want to crop or use a high ISO.
You can definitely use your old lenses on the new camera- Nikon lenses that date back to the 70's will even fit on newer DSLRs (although the autofocus will not work).
Good luck and let us know what you decide!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

I recently went to a Nikon workshop and it sounds like the D7000 has some awesome features. I shoot with a D5000, and really like that I can use high ISO with little noise. But I honestly haven't really looked into the D7000, as I am not currently in the market for a new camera. I am interested in getting lenses.

On that note, the older lenses will fit and work on the D7000. However, be aware you will lose your autofocus. The older Nikon's had the focus motor in the camera, the newer D5000, D7000 have the autofocus motor in the lens. I believe the same is true for the VR.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Keara ~ sorry for the confusion, the D5000 which I use has the motor in the lens ~ it looks like the D7000 has the motor in the camera