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p.37 #1 · p.37 #1 · Why keep a D7K around?


I wish I knew this trick before I got rid of my D7000.

I started with Nikon D3100, which didn't have AF fine tune and only 11 AF points. But all my lens focused perfectly.

Hoping for an upgrade, I got a refurbished D7000 and gave my friend the D3100. The D7000 constantly gave me back focus problems using my Nikon 35mm 1.8g, 50mm 1.8g, or Sigma 18-35 f/1.8, or 50mm 1.4D which I had for a short time. I sent it back to Nikon and they changed the focus module, adjusted the AF etc. But that didn't help. Tried AF tune for many times, and got really tired of of inconsistency focusing problem.

Because I already had this D7000, I skipped the deal at Amazon which had D7100 for $800. Even now I still consider that D7000 was the worst buy I have ever got.

Eventually I sold that D7000 for $200 (bought it $500 refurbished).

But I really liked the shutter sound of D7000. I think it's the best among all the cameras I have.

Interesting though, my Nikon 105 2.8 micro lens never has focus problems with any the cameras I have.


TooManyShots wrote:
Having focusing problems with your D7000 and AF tuning isn't helping? Try this..



I just finished calibrating my D7000. Before, I added -5 to the default value. Is kind of working but I was getting intermittent back focusing or miss focusing. I used my 50g f1.8 to testing. The sharpness and contrast are mind blowing at f2.5 only, after the adjustments.

Just finished calibrating my Nikon AF D 80-200 f2.8ed 2 ring version. Before, I needed -19 to correct the back focusing issue. Right now, I can settle with either -15 or -16. However, the image is sharper and more contrast than
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Sep 11, 2017 at 05:24 PM
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p.37 #2 · p.37 #2 · Why keep a D7K around?


Is a nice trick to fix your D7000 AF issues. By the time I was using this trick, D7000 does the jobs for me in what I shoot. The used value isn't all that great. Under $250. If you still have the D7000, sure, is a great way to tweak it. If you are planning to upgrade, get the D7200 and forgetting about this trick. D7200 AF performance is light year ahead of the D7000.


Sep 11, 2017 at 06:21 PM
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p.37 #3 · p.37 #3 · Why keep a D7K around?


I heard the so called "Focus Issues" and never really bothered with it. But over time I come to realize certain weaknesses the D7000 comes to possess.
It struggles with fast action and tungsten lighting.
All that it takes is some understanding of its strengths and weaknesses, just like any other tool.

But then, I may not be qualified to talk about auto focus. I shoot single point 99% of the time and prefer manual focus lenses like Samyang 85 1.4

32974464006_4610da712f_b by Neo Pixels, on Flickr



Sep 15, 2017 at 05:43 PM
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p.37 #4 · p.37 #4 · Why keep a D7K around?


neoofmatrix wrote:
I heard the so called "Focus Issues" and never really bothered with it. But over time I come to realize certain weaknesses the D7000 comes to possess.
It struggles with fast action and tungsten lighting.
All that it takes is some understanding of its strengths and weaknesses, just like any other tool.

But then, I may not be qualified to talk about auto focus. I shoot single point 99% of the time and prefer manual focus lenses like Samyang 85 1.4



Loving the colour on this one. Yeah, I love to hate my D7000 but I much prefer its colour to that of the 24MP DX cameras. They have better AF, and slightly better high ISO which I don't find really compelling for my use cases. The D7000 would be a perfect camera for me if the AF wasn't so iffy sometimes.



Sep 17, 2017 at 04:50 PM
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p.37 #5 · p.37 #5 · Why keep a D7K around?







+ AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 G | F5.6 ISO 800



Sep 25, 2017 at 08:13 AM
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p.37 #6 · p.37 #6 · Why keep a D7K around?



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Oct 06, 2017 at 04:13 PM
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p.37 #7 · p.37 #7 · Why keep a D7K around?







+ AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D | F2.8 ISO 400



Oct 08, 2017 at 01:37 PM
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p.37 #8 · p.37 #8 · Why keep a D7K around?







+ Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 DC OS HSM | 130mm F5.6 ISO 160 -0.33 EV



Oct 18, 2017 at 06:40 AM
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+ Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 DC OS HSM | 130mm F3.2 ISO 100 -0.33 EV



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p.37 #10 · p.37 #10 · Why keep a D7K around?


The Siggy 50-150 was/is an excellent lens that never received its just due....nice capture.


Oct 18, 2017 at 08:01 PM
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p.37 #11 · p.37 #11 · Why keep a D7K around?


ariel777 wrote:
The Siggy 50-150 was/is an excellent lens that never received its just due....nice capture.


Very true. I have had both the OS and non-OS. Equally great optics for the DX shooter. There were a lot of complaints about the size and weight of the OS version, but little did people know at the time that Sigma was going to start creating even heavier Art lenses(lol). Having owned the FX 70-200mm OS, the 50-150mm OS is a great size and balances nicely to anything but the 5000 series DX cameras.




Oct 19, 2017 at 03:36 AM
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p.37 #12 · p.37 #12 · Why keep a D7K around?


trenchmonkey wrote:
Many thanks! Great minds, Ben...I've recently shown some love for the D2Xs as well.
It comes out for daytime migratory BIF in HSC (for the 8fps and fat pixels)


I know this is an extremely old post and apologize if itís been covered elsewhere since then but do you still find yourself using the D2x for BIF and action etc in HSC mode?

When this camera came out I drooled over it but was out of my reach for a long time, then i got away for a while. Coming back the D3 are now quite affordable for a clean one and the D2X are CHEAP now.

I think I want another dx body for reach and been scratching my head on if these older cams still hold up

Iíll have the 70-200 on the D3 and the 80-400 on my d200, for general wildlife, BIF and boat racing photography.

In the under 500.00 range today would you still rather grab the D2x, or a gripped 300 or 7k?

Or just keep the d200 and not worry about it??

Thanks!



Oct 19, 2017 at 02:38 PM
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p.37 #13 · p.37 #13 · Why keep a D7K around?


90 5.0 wrote:
I know this is an extremely old post and apologize if itís been covered elsewhere since then but do you still find yourself using the D2x for BIF and action etc in HSC mode?

When this camera came out I drooled over it but was out of my reach for a long time, then i got away for a while. Coming back the D3 are now quite affordable for a clean one and the D2X are CHEAP now.

I think I want another dx body for reach and been scratching my head on if these older cams still hold
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My name's not Trenchmonkey BUT ...

Here's my subjective take...

Autofocus D300 > D2x > D7000 > D200

Image quality under most shooting conditions D7000 > D300 > D200 > D2x

Image quality in good light (D2x, D200, D7000) > D300

Ergonomics D2x >>> (D300/D200) > D7000

I have owned all of them. So, you might have to pick one based on what is important to you. Of the cameras you are considering, I currently only have the D7000 and the D300s. Best image quality on the one and best autofocus on the other. The D2x has the most narrow shooting ISO range of them all and I found that got in the way too many times. I also had a D2h around the same time and I found the rubber on that range of bodies susceptible to becoming lose. 10 years later, unless taken care of by previous owner, this will be a problem.







Oct 19, 2017 at 06:53 PM
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p.37 #14 · p.37 #14 · Why keep a D7K around?


SiMuMe wrote:
My name's not Trenchmonkey BUT ...

Here's my subjective take...

Autofocus D300 > D2x > D7000 > D200

Image quality under most shooting conditions D7000 > D300 > D200 > D2x

Image quality in good light (D2x, D200, D7000) > D300

Ergonomics D2x >>> (D300/D200) > D7000

I have owned all of them. So, you might have to pick one based on what is important to you. Of the cameras you are considering, I currently only have the D7000 and the D300s. Best image quality on the one and best autofocus on the other. The D2x has the most narrow shooting ISO range of them
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Interesting order on their strong and weak points thanks a bunch.

Ergonomics wise the D2x would match my D3, and the 300 with a grip would match my gripped 200 so those are all good points, the 7000 is around the same frame size as a 80/90 correct? I found my gripped 80 not too bad ergonomically either.

I have big hands so any non full body camera has to have a grip to be comfortable at all.

Some good points to think about anyway.

Thanks!



Oct 19, 2017 at 09:09 PM
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p.37 #15 · p.37 #15 · Why keep a D7K around?


90 5.0

yeah, it's an old thread. My D7K went to my Daughter.
I still have my D3/D2Xs combo and they'll be buried with me.
Have to agree with Siphiwe's take. Loved the files of the D7K's
sensor but the build/portrait color of the D2Xs at ISO 100 along
with sharing batts with the D3...tough argument for. I have twice
D500's and a D7200 backup for sports/BIF covering most all my
DX needs these days. GL, lemmie know if I can help.



Oct 19, 2017 at 11:57 PM
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p.37 #16 · p.37 #16 · Why keep a D7K around?


trenchmonkey wrote:
90 5.0

yeah, it's an old thread. My D7K went to my Daughter.
I still have my D3/D2Xs combo and they'll be buried with me.
Have to agree with Siphiwe's take. Loved the files of the D7K's
sensor but the build/portrait color of the D2Xs at ISO 100 along
with sharing batts with the D3...tough argument for. I have twice
D500's and a D7200 backup for sports/BIF covering most all my
DX needs these days. GL, lemmie know if I can help.



Thanks for the reply, I found a really good deal on a d2xs online that looks clean. Like so cheap I donít think I can pass it up. But on the way home today I stopped by my local shop and snagged a great deal on a 300 f/4 af-d. Been missing my old one so I had to have it .

That kinda took my budget for a minute but the D2x is so low I might anyway. They are the price of a good dinner out these days. Hard to let that go Hahahaha

Iím also a SOOC shooter, coming from film to digital I never fully embraced messing with photos on the computer too much.

Find the in camera settings you like and let the JPEGs fly

Still playing with the d3 settings but they are getting closer to what I like.

Iíll play with it some more but they are starting to come around pretty quick after taking so long off shooting a lot and being spoiled by having my old cameras tuned the way I liked already



Oct 20, 2017 at 03:04 AM
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p.37 #17 · p.37 #17 · Why keep a D7K around?


Ok, back OT
This is, after all...a D7K thread

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  NIKON D7000    300mm    f/3.5    1/1000s    200 ISO    -0.3 EV  




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