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p.35 #1 · p.35 #1 · Why keep a D7K around?


_D7K8017 (2) by Neo Pixels, on Flickr



Mar 28, 2017 at 05:57 PM
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p.35 #2 · p.35 #2 · Why keep a D7K around?


D7K_2267 by Neo Pixels, on Flickr



Mar 28, 2017 at 06:00 PM
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p.35 #3 · p.35 #3 · Why keep a D7K around?


neoofmatrix wrote:
Every time I think it is time to upgrade, the D7000 just comes back better. Or may be it is this thread, a perfect DeTox.


Sometimes I wish my D7000 would die on me so that I can upgrade to the D7200. It has about 70k shutter counts right now. I am hoping the D7300 would come out soon and I may be able to pick up a D7200 under $500. ...



Mar 29, 2017 at 06:33 PM
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p.35 #4 · p.35 #4 · Why keep a D7K around?




Lynx cub by tersn, on Flickr



Mar 30, 2017 at 09:21 AM
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Apr 17, 2017 at 01:37 AM
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p.35 #6 · p.35 #6 · Why keep a D7K around?


Is official. I guess I won't be upgrading to a D7200. Heheheh....not that D7200 isn't a great camera but I managed to get my D7000 to shoot at 15 frames raw before the buffer fills up. Could even squeeze out another extra 2 frames under 1 second. Totaling 17 raw files continuous. Just switched to RAW compressed, instead of lossless compressed (can't tell the difference in the image quality). Still at 14 bit color.


Apr 19, 2017 at 01:02 AM
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p.35 #7 · p.35 #7 · Why keep a D7K around?


From Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo
Chilean Flamingo by Mark Kasick, on Flickr

Tiger (Duh) by Mark Kasick, on Flickr



Apr 21, 2017 at 06:03 PM
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p.35 #8 · p.35 #8 · Why keep a D7K around?


This goose has appointed itself as some sort of park guard goose.
Today it decided to take on my 90lb chocolate lab.

He's lucky I was able to stop Bella from getting into the water.




  NIKON D7000    300.0 mm f/4.0 lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    2000 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  NIKON D7000    300.0 mm f/4.0 lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    2200 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  NIKON D7000    300.0 mm f/4.0 lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    2200 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Apr 21, 2017 at 09:41 PM
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p.35 #9 · p.35 #9 · Why keep a D7K around?


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 previously. Hehehehehe.....

Do it at your own risk. You would need a 1/16 size hex key to make the adjustment. I had to head to Homedepot to get a set of hex keys for $5 for this little experiment. I haven't tested it in the real world yet but so for so good. Tested the body at close distance as well as at or near infinity.



Apr 25, 2017 at 09:07 PM
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p.35 #10 · p.35 #10 · Why keep a D7K around?


How much do you think Nikon would charge to do this. The AF on mine is acting up.


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KankRat wrote:
How much do you think Nikon would charge to do this. The AF on mine is acting up.


Have no ideas. I did more tests last night. My intermittent back focusing is greatly reduced. Maybe 1 in 12 shots now. There is this sense that the AF is more reliable now without needing to fire couple of shots under the same focus point.



Apr 26, 2017 at 01:10 PM
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p.35 #12 · p.35 #12 · Why keep a D7K around?


Well....yup...the physical calibration did fix my intermittent back focusing issues. They were usually very noticeable shooting with my Sigma 17-50 at the wider end, from wide open to f5.6. I could do a dozen of test shots at 17mm to 24mm, f2.8 to f4, maybe I would get one or 2 shots in focus.

Right now, every shot seems to be accurate and on point. Frankly, I thought something was wrong with my Sigma since the lens has been dropped to the concrete floor while it was inside the lens case AND I took the lens apart few times to clean the dust and doing other unhealthy things to it. I thought I "broke" the lens because shots were muddy looking even at F8. It was performing worst than a plastic kit lens. I was planning to get another standard zoom too.

updated: Just fired up my Sigma 105 f2.8 marco OS and all 12 tests were in focus.



Apr 26, 2017 at 03:53 PM
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p.35 #13 · p.35 #13 · Why keep a D7K around?


KankRat wrote:
How much do you think Nikon would charge to do this. The AF on mine is acting up.


Make sure your AF sensor slits are free of dust bunnies. I put on a total of over 200K
with 1/2 a dozen D7K bodies...any AF focusing issues were directly related to that.



Apr 26, 2017 at 04:27 PM
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p.35 #14 · p.35 #14 · Why keep a D7K around?


I kept my D7000 as back-up to my D810. Tried to sell it one time but the price has become too low I just decided to keep it. At most my teenage daughter can use it for her photography class or youtube videos.

I'm glad I still have it, as I had to send my D810 for repair a couple of weeks back and still had my D7000 for use. I do agree, files still look awesome. It just took me awhile getting used to the LCD screen, no AF-On button and the shutter (D810 shutter sound is heaven, lol). When I got back my D810, it felt like a breath of fresh air and happy to get back my D810.



Apr 26, 2017 at 06:06 PM
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p.35 #15 · p.35 #15 · Why keep a D7K around?


I think just about every D7000 had some kind of AF mirror alignment problem. Mine was fixed by Nikon under warranty and I've had no focusing errors since. The problem shows up as correct focus under the standard bright noon sunlight, with a focusing error in one direction under higher color temperatures (cooler light, like bright cloud) and in the other direction under lower color temperatures (warmer light, like incandescent). In my case, back-focus under incandescent and front-focus on a cloudy day. Once it was dealt with I had quite simply a very nice 16 megapixel camera with a decent capture rate, a quiet shutter, and a need for very fast memory cards if you didn't want to overload the buffer (fortunately it has fast write speeds).


Apr 27, 2017 at 01:55 AM
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p.35 #16 · p.35 #16 · Why keep a D7K around?


trenchmonkey wrote:
Make sure your AF sensor slits are free of dust bunnies. I put on a total of over 200K
with 1/2 a dozen D7K bodies...any AF focusing issues were directly related to that.


I tried googling to find the location of these slits with no luck. Where are they?



Apr 27, 2017 at 04:44 PM
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p.35 #17 · p.35 #17 · Why keep a D7K around?


KankRat wrote:
How much do you think Nikon would charge to do this. The AF on mine is acting up.

trenchmonkey wrote:
Make sure your AF sensor slits are free of dust bunnies. I put on a total of over 200K
with 1/2 a dozen D7K bodies...any AF focusing issues were directly related to that.

KankRat wrote:
I tried googling to find the location of these slits with no luck. Where are they?


Lift up mirror like your gonna clean the sensor...rocket blow
several times across the bottom of it.



Apr 27, 2017 at 05:17 PM
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p.35 #18 · p.35 #18 · Why keep a D7K around?


trenchmonkey wrote:
Lift up mirror like your gonna clean the sensor...rocket blow
several times across the bottom of it.


Thanks. I'll give it a shot.



Apr 27, 2017 at 06:56 PM
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p.35 #19 · p.35 #19 · Why keep a D7K around?


Well...tweaking those 3 screws are sure fun for the past day and a half. Depending on how far you turn the screw (clockwise for back focusing and counter clockwise for front focusing), you could have different focus points showing either front or back focusing....

My both edge focus points, left and right, can exhibit a slight back focusing at f2.8..while using the focusing points closer to the middle circle would get tack sharp images... Fortunately, I never use the extreme edge focus points for compositions. Why is this way I can't explain..hehehehe...

I wish I have a more precise method to test it but so far...the focus is in the acceptable range..maybe either 1mm to 2mm off the target, front or back. That can be the result of focus shift due to the loose tolerance of my 50g f1.8. In the real world, it won't matter.



Apr 27, 2017 at 08:44 PM
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