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ir0nma1den
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p.1 #1 · Selling the D90, looking for a comparable body


So I got an offer for $600 to sell my Nikon D90 body. I'm thinking hard about selling it because although it takes decent photo's, the video portion is severely lacking. I also have a D1X that I love for it's high sync speed, although the batteries are terrible.

The T2i seems the ideal camera for video at its price, but I already have 4 Nikon mount lenses, and I don't want to be constantly manual focusing when taking photos.

Ideally I'd like to only have one camera for photo and video use, but it looks like I'd have to split between Canon and Nikon unless someone hacks the firmware of the D7000.

I mainly shoot skateboarding and people, always with off camera flash whether I'm using speedlites or an Elinchrom Ranger.

I could keep the D90 and just buy a t2i for around $400, or I could sell it and get a D7000 or possibly something else? Maybe sell both the D90 and D1X?



Nov 28, 2011 at 08:34 PM
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p.1 #2 · Selling the D90, looking for a comparable body


If you're willing to spend 4 bills and keep the D90. Then just buy a real video camera. My $0.02


Nov 28, 2011 at 09:40 PM
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p.1 #3 · Selling the D90, looking for a comparable body


Nikon D5100 - same sensor as the d7000, does full HD video with continuous AF. However, it does not have a built in speedlight transmitter.



Nov 28, 2011 at 09:50 PM
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p.1 #4 · Selling the D90, looking for a comparable body


Ditch the D90, buy a D7000. Try and sell your D1X, odds are someone might shell out enough for it that you could advance to a D70/D70s and have a newer body that retains HSS.


Nov 28, 2011 at 09:57 PM
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p.1 #5 · Selling the D90, looking for a comparable body


D5100 doesn't have manual controls, though. Better quality like the D7000, but all the other downfalls of the D90.

What features of the hacked Canons did you need?



Nov 28, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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p.1 #6 · Selling the D90, looking for a comparable body


The big thing that the T2i has going for it is the ability to do 720p at 60fps with full manual controls.


Nov 28, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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p.1 #7 · Selling the D90, looking for a comparable body


ir0nma1den wrote:
The big thing that the T2i has going for it is the ability to do 720p at 60fps with full manual controls.



^ then just get it.

OTOH if your familiar enough with magic lantern and its t2i hack, ( Ive owned/hacked 2 myself) then you're probably familiar with twixtor .... shooting at IIRC 1/60 will yield more than acceptable results for your budget. D7K is a much higher quality body... has full manual controls with a few minor caveats and will take your f mount glass.

Edit: and keep your D1X for boarding... nothing shoots at 1/4000 sync and never will again. i keep a d1x and h in the cupboard for just such an occasion.



Nov 28, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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Justin Huffman wrote:
^ then just get it.

OTOH if your familiar enough with magic lantern and its t2i hack, ( Ive owned/hacked 2 myself) then you're probably familiar with twixtor .... shooting at IIRC 1/60 will yield more than acceptable results for your budget. D7K is a much higher quality body... has full manual controls with a few minor caveats and will take your f mount glass.

Edit: and keep your D1X for boarding... nothing shoots at 1/4000 sync and never will again. i keep a d1x and h in the cupboard for just such an occasion.


I like the idea of the D7000 because instead of having 3 cameras, I can simplify it down to two. Maybe after Christmas I can find one for around 800. Also, a hacked firmware for the D5100 and D7000 is being worked on right now.



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p.1 #9 · Selling the D90, looking for a comparable body


So, is the hack going to give the D7K 1080 @ 30 fps?


Nov 29, 2011 at 12:26 AM
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p.1 #10 · Selling the D90, looking for a comparable body


ir0nma1den wrote
I like the idea of the D7000 because instead of having 3 cameras, I can simplify it down to two. Maybe after Christmas I can find one for around 800. Also, a hacked firmware for the D5100 and D7000 is being worked on right now.


If you are going to buy a D7000, buy it now. The offer on your D90 is a very good one, and the D7000 will only go up in price due to the double whammy of earthquakes and flooding in Japan.



Nov 29, 2011 at 01:30 AM
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jefflee wrote:
So, is the hack going to give the D7K 1080 @ 30 fps?



the hack is in its' infancy... probably within the last few days to a week. could be 6 months or more based on timeline for other dslr hacks
http://simeonpilgrim.com/blog/tag/firmware/



Nov 29, 2011 at 01:52 AM
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huddy wrote:
If you are going to buy a D7000, buy it now. The offer on your D90 is a very good one, and the D7000 will only go up in price due to the double whammy of earthquakes and flooding in Japan.



I've seen one for $920, do you think I could go any lower?



Nov 29, 2011 at 05:59 AM
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p.1 #13 · Selling the D90, looking for a comparable body


I'm also selling my D90, but in my case after I bought a D7000. Doubt you'll find much under $900 unless it is damaged. At first I thought I'd keep them both, but I haven't touched the D90 since I got the new body, nor do I need a backup.

glad to read that there may be a video hack - video was one of the main reasons to go with the D7000, plus the ability to use almost any lens with metering. I bought it new with full USA warranty - was only $100 more than a refurb body.






Nov 29, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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p.1 #14 · Selling the D90, looking for a comparable body


If you find one in the $900-950 range, you're doing great. If it goes a touch higher but has some extra accessories, you're still doing great from a price perspective. For $320-360, I think it's a very worthwhile upgrade over the D90.


Nov 30, 2011 at 12:46 AM
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p.1 #15 · Selling the D90, looking for a comparable body


I think you should keep the D90 and get a real camcorder for $ 300-400. It should have better video and IS than a still camera. Also you should be able to hook up external mics.

DaveOls



Dec 01, 2011 at 02:07 PM





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