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p.1 #1 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


Anyone using this combination, likes/dislikes?


Aug 23, 2012 at 07:15 PM
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p.1 #2 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


i use the D7K with the sigma 17-70 2.8-4. not mechanically as well finished but
i get images like this:
http://www.pbase.com/crusader/image/145443392
http://www.pbase.com/crusader/image/143123649
http://www.pbase.com/crusader/image/143872212

a very versatile walkaround lens

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Aug 23, 2012 at 07:28 PM
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p.1 #3 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


Great looking images and I'm sure that would work in most cases. However I need to have waterproof and more importantly, dust proof since I shoot the desert allot. Thank you for sharing and commenting :-)

Don



Aug 23, 2012 at 07:32 PM
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p.1 #4 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


i think you need to define the term "waterproof" as neither combination is. and as to "dustproof" same goes. they are "resistant" and that term is open to a great deal of interpertation by the marketing departments. none of these products make the real world IPX standards for WP. i shoot all over the world in all sorts of environments. there is no reference to their resistance to infiltration.

http://www.newenglandlaser.com/attachments/File/pdf/IPX_Codes.pdf



Aug 23, 2012 at 07:41 PM
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p.1 #5 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


sjms wrote:
i think you need to define the term "waterproof" as neither combination is. and as to dustproof same goes. they are "resistant" and that term is open to a great deal of interpertation by the marketing departments. none of these products make the real world IPX standards for WP. i shoot all over the world in all sorts of environments.


You are correct, the resistance to both water and dust is still important to me as is the build of metal construction.



Aug 23, 2012 at 07:45 PM
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p.1 #6 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


don't have your 7K but used one on my D300 as main lens for last three years and loved it,, about 80% of my photos,,

the 17-55 is a gold ring lens and believe Nikons gold ring lens are dust and waterproof (to a degree) have used in rain and considerable dust with no issues,,

I have used the lens on my current 800E and can tell you the lens just keeps giving the quality anyone would expect,, it has recently been replaced by my 24-70,,

if I ever went back to DX the 17-55 would be my first purchase for the camera,,

Derry



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Aug 23, 2012 at 07:46 PM
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p.1 #7 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


sjms wrote:
i think you need to define the term "waterproof" as neither combination is. and as to "dustproof" same goes. they are "resistant" and that term is open to a great deal of interpertation by the marketing departments. none of these products make the real world IPX standards for WP. i shoot all over the world in all sorts of environments. there is no reference to their resistance to infiltration.

http://www.newenglandlaser.com/attachments/File/pdf/IPX_Codes.pdf


This brings up another question, what Nikon glass does make the IPX list? Thank you for sharing this list, great information for sure!



Aug 23, 2012 at 07:47 PM
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p.1 #8 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


derry1 wrote:
don't have your 7K but used one on my D300 as main lens for last three years and loved it,, about 80% of my photos,,

the 17-55 is a gold ring lens and believe Nikons gold ring lens are dust and waterproof (to a degree) have used in rain and considerable dust with no issues,,

I have used the lens on my current 800E and can tell you the lens just keeps giving the quality anyone would expect,, it has recently been replaced by my 24-70,,

if I ever went back to DX the 17-55 would be my first purchase for
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Thank you, Derry! This is the information I'm trying to get. I am done with third party glass, and will only buy Nikon! I do know Nikon makes some entry level glass, but I will not buy that as well.



Aug 23, 2012 at 07:49 PM
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p.1 #9 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


I use the 17-55 almost exclusively on the D7000.....the 17-55 is a great lens...really a beat in terms of build quality...at 17mm it's so sharp even wide open....sometimes i find it misses focus here and there, but i shoot a ton, and take that possibility into account...the lens is very very sharp.....the lens is far more consistent on my D300 than it is on the D7000, as we all know the D7000 has certain little front/back focus issues here and there, and it's tough to get a zoom dialed in just right..


Aug 23, 2012 at 07:50 PM
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p.1 #10 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


if your going where it is really bad than that D7K needs to be replaced with this,,

http://photo.net/learn/underwater/uw2/Nikonos.html

I think the gold rings lens would out do the D7k for sealing and water resistance from what I have seen of the camera that friends have,,


Derry



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p.1 #11 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


derry1 wrote:
if your going where it is really bad than that D7K needs to be replaced with this,,

http://photo.net/learn/underwater/uw2/Nikonos.html

I think the gold rings lens would out do the D7k for sealing and water resistance from what I have seen of the camera that friends have,,

Derry


Not going to that extreme at all, just don't always want to put the camera away due to a little drizzle :-)



Aug 23, 2012 at 07:56 PM
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p.1 #12 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


there is no optics from any manufacturer except the old nikonos UW camera optics that would make the list. putting feather edge seals on a lens and some O rings on a body will not prevent long term infiltration due to the mechanical movement. primes would be the closest due to their very limited external movements but if there is a need to change them out let us say you have to "open that can of worms" when you get to it.

there is a lot to determine like what will be your exposure level and time involvment.

under varying conditions common sense rules.

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Aug 23, 2012 at 07:57 PM
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p.1 #13 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


dharris wrote:
Not going to that extreme at all, just don't always want to put the camera away due to a little drizzle :-)


how about a new england Noreaster:
http://www.pbase.com/crusader/image/129499969
thats not a standard waterfall on this mountian road its the runoff plus the 50MPH+ wind
http://www.pbase.com/crusader/image/129581148

or the nice heavy moisture heavy mist in the mountains in China taken by my friend Joyce
with her D7000
http://jw18.smugmug.com/Travel/Zhangjiagie-China/22921406_mTPmV5#!i=1841428919&k=jS8bqdX

walk across the golden gate in heavy fog and you are soaked in a short time. ambiant moisture is pervasive.
http://www.pbase.com/crusader/image/65241121





Aug 23, 2012 at 08:05 PM
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p.1 #14 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


Here are some shots i JUST took with my D7000 and 17-55 combo...these are all wide open, with the exception of like one....most are either at 17mm or 55mm....a couple in between....the metadata is intact, so if you hit info, it'll show my settings...also, they're uploaded 3000pix on the long side, so you can still judge sharpness fairly well if you hit view original...have fun!

http://nathanhamlerphotography.smugmug.com/Other/D7000-and-17-55-samples/24942663_7hMjd9#!i=2043306740&k=VPDFgVs

I shoot on AF-C, generally either 9 point dynamic, or single point...i use the outside points like crazy....rarely in the center anymore....there are a few where it looks like it missed focus...like the black and white one.....he was running towards me and i barely had time to get the camera up and snap off a shot..and it still only missed focus by like 3"...pretty good for any camera body, let alone a D7000...

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Aug 23, 2012 at 09:00 PM
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p.1 #15 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


NathanHamler wrote:
Here are some shots i JUST took with my D7000 and 17-55 combo...these are all wide open, with the exception of like one....most are either at 17mm or 55mm....a couple in between....the metadata is intact, so if you hit info, it'll show my settings...also, they're uploaded 3000pix on the long side, so you can still judge sharpness fairly well if you hit view original...have fun!

http://nathanhamlerphotography.smugmug.com/Other/D7000-and-17-55-samples/24942663_7hMjd9#!i=2043306740&k=VPDFgVs


Great images! I'm going to love this combo!

Thank you



Aug 23, 2012 at 09:04 PM
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p.1 #16 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


I seriously doubt you will be unhappy with the 17-55,, a work hog and it can deliver everything the camera can ask of it,,

enjoy the journey,,

Derry



Aug 24, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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p.1 #17 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


I have the combination, but I can not really say that "I use the combination" yet. I wanted to get the D7000 with glass better than the kit lens and the 17-55 f/2.8 seemed like my solution. I have experienced major back focus to the point that at -20 fine adjustment it still back focuses. I am fortunate that I have Southern Photo Technical 30 minutes away and I dropped the body and lens off two days ago to be callibrated under warranty.

It was disappointing that a D7000 purchased two weeks ago was totally out of spec for autofocus adjustment since the problem is well known. I am optomistic that it will come back callibrated correctly and ready for a small fine adjustment, not the maxed -20 that still was out of focus. I really like the lens and don't think I will go for the variable aperture lenses now; f/2.8 all the way.

I would not be so happy if I had to ship it off to New York for service.



Aug 24, 2012 at 01:14 AM
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p.1 #18 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


I hope it comes back better as well...i've heard terrible things about Southern Photo Tech...


Aug 24, 2012 at 01:43 AM
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p.1 #19 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


i have never yet had to send my hardware into service except to either get a mod or a clean before sale if needed done. the sig went onto the D7000 and was dialed in using FoCal which took about 20 minutes. i really have no issue with the 2.8-4 aperture. this lens works well.


Aug 24, 2012 at 01:53 AM
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p.1 #20 · Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 17-55


NathanHamler wrote:
I hope it comes back better as well...i've heard terrible things about Southern Photo Tech...


I've used them here in Miami for more than 35 years, going back to the days of my first F2 and have been totally satisfied.



Aug 24, 2012 at 01:58 AM
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