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#1 LightMeter

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 05:54 PM

I've learned that the D5300 is a nice capable body, but is lacking in a few features. It back focuses with some lenses and there's no AF fine tune to correct it. lt does not AF screw drive lenses such as my 85 1.8D. l'm also considering getting the 105 2.8 micro next year, and the D is much less $$ than the G. So l really want a body that will AF the old lenses. If $$ were not an issue l'd just go ahead and get a shiny new D500. And a used D7500 is still almost a grand. A second D7100 would make me happy, but they're still high priced on the used market. l figure l can get a used 7000 in EX condition for about $50 more than l can get for the 5300. 16 MP is more than enough. Do you think the 7000 is a good body? And a bonus is my 7100 can share batteries with it.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 06:05 PM

The D7000 is a very solid DX Nikon that I am sure would be an excellent backup.

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:08 AM

The only thing about the 5300, and any 5XXXX series, is l'm really going to miss the articulating screen. But those bodies are limited in lens compatibility.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:33 AM

The only thing about the 5300, and any 5XXXX series, is l'm really going to miss the articulating screen. But those bodies are limited in lens compatibility.

It'll take any lens other DX bodies will accept won't they? I'm still using a D3300, I like using vintage 35 mm lenses on it, they work well in manual mode.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:42 AM

It'll take any lens other DX bodies will accept won't they? I'm still using a D3300, I like using vintage 35 mm lenses on it, they work well in manual mode.

The lenses will mount, but with limited functions. The older screw drive AF lenses won't AF on my D5300. And there's no AF fine tune to correct for front or back focus with certain lenses that don't focus accurately with the body.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:07 PM

The only thing about the 5300, and any 5XXXX series, is l'm really going to miss the articulating screen. But those bodies are limited in lens compatibility.

 

Life is full of trade-offs, Bill.  The D7000 is a very good camera.  I guess that you need to decide if it will meet enough of your needs, to justify buying it instead of something else.  :)


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:34 PM

FWIW, Id get the D7000 over the D5xxx in a heartbeat UNLESS I needed more advanced video.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:08 PM

D7000 with 300/f4 and 1.4TCII

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:29 PM

Dennis!!
Awesome capture!! Well done, Cindy.

Bill,

D7000 is an excellent body.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:38 AM

I want to upgrade sometime soon but going from the 3300 to the 7000 is going backwards in the Megapixel dept. What would be some pluses of the 7000 besides the controls?


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 07:27 AM

Metering with MF lenses.
Ability to AF with older (less expensive) AF and AFD lenses
16MP is likely plenty unless you want to print huge
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:34 AM

I want to upgrade sometime soon but going from the 3300 to the 7000 is going backwards in the Megapixel dept. What would be some pluses of the 7000 besides the controls?

 

 

Consider, then, the D7200.... also a very worthy camera!

Nikon D3300 Key Specs
  • Announcement Date: 2014-04-21
  • 24MP - APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 - 12800 ( expands to 25600)
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder 
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 430g. 124 x 98 x 76 mm
  • Replaced Nikon D3200 Compare
Nikon D7200 Key Specs
  • Announcement Date: 2015-03-02
  • 24MP - APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 - 25600 ( expands to 102400)
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 3.2″ Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder 
  • 6.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 765g. 136 x 107 x 76 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
  • Replaced Nikon D7100 Compare 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:36 AM

Or, a D7100 ....

 

 

Nikon D3300 Key Specs
  • Announcement Date: 2014-04-21
  • 24MP - APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 - 12800 ( expands to 25600)
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder 
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 430g. 124 x 98 x 76 mm
  • Replaced Nikon D3200 Compare 
Nikon D7100 Key Specs
  • Announcement Date: 2013-04-25
  • 24MP - APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 - 6400 ( expands to 50-25600)
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 3.2″ Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder 
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 765g. 136 x 107 x 76 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
  • Replaced Nikon D7000 Compare 

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 05:22 PM

 

Or, a D7100 ....

 

 

Nikon D3300 Key Specs
  • Announcement Date: 2014-04-21
  • 24MP - APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 - 12800 ( expands to 25600)
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder 
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 430g. 124 x 98 x 76 mm
  • Replaced Nikon D3200 Compare 
Nikon D7100 Key Specs
  • Announcement Date: 2013-04-25
  • 24MP - APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 - 6400 ( expands to 50-25600)
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 3.2″ Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder 
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 765g. 136 x 107 x 76 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
  • Replaced Nikon D7000 Compare 

 

Thanks for the info, but before I pull the trigger I want to see what affordable mirrorless cameras they come out with first, if any. A used FX is a good possibility too.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:35 PM

FWIW, I'm going to stay out of the mirrorless game until they release the sensor that can electronically do flash sync all through the shutter speed range like the D70 and D1 series cameras could.  Plus I have to transition out of all my "screwdriver-focus" AF and AFD lenses that won't AF on the mirrorless bodies.  

 

Plus, $850 for a 35mm f/1.8 and $550 for a 50mm f/1.8??  O U C H ! ! !


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:36 PM

Well, you can't expect this to be cheap, that is for sure.

 

Although Nikon is doing well money wise, the numbers of unit sales are not up over all, they are down.  

 

So, they have to make their nut somewhere!


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Posted Yesterday, 05:47 AM

l got a 7000 on the way. On Ebay, auctions usually end when l'm at work or sleeping because l work nights and weekends. l can't bid in the last 5 seconds. So l decided to play around and throw out a low bid on one with a day left-220usd. But l didn't notice the shutter count in the description until after l bid, 79,000 yikes. That's probably like buying a car with 100,000 miles. Thought for sure someone would outbid me and it would be OK. But no one did and l won it. lf it turns out to be a good body, then that's a pretty good price. lt comes with the manual, charger, and 2 batteries. Should be able to actually get a little more than that for the D5300 and D70s after Ebay and Paypal fees. Maybe in about 2 years l can pick up a used D7500 for under $600.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:45 AM

I found a D500 for a hair over $1300 that's supposedly new. I've seen Refurbs for $1500+

 

https://www.ebay.com...mCondition=1000


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Posted Yesterday, 11:29 AM

Bill,

 

79k is about half life.  If you are lucky, you might hit 200k, that would be good.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:05 PM

l got a 7000 on the way. On Ebay, auctions usually end when l'm at work or sleeping because l work nights and weekends. l can't bid in the last 5 seconds. So l decided to play around and throw out a low bid on one with a day left-220usd. But l didn't notice the shutter count in the description until after l bid, 79,000 yikes. That's probably like buying a car with 100,000 miles. Thought for sure someone would outbid me and it would be OK. But no one did and l won it. lf it turns out to be a good body, then that's a pretty good price. lt comes with the manual, charger, and 2 batteries. Should be able to actually get a little more than that for the D5300 and D70s after Ebay and Paypal fees. Maybe in about 2 years l can pick up a used D7500 for under $600.

 

Bill, I agree with Art.  Probably half life.  At that price, you can't go wrong.  Looking forward to seeing some pics.  :)


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Posted Yesterday, 04:36 PM

79000 is not bad its rated 150000 and most get more Nikon is conservative on ratings for the most part.

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Posted Today, 04:10 PM

I'm not sure I would get the D7000 as a backup.  I bought two D7000 cameras and did not like the AF performance as well as the D7100.  I got rid of the first D7000 within a year, and never considered the other one an adequate backup.  I ended up finding a great deal on a refurbished D7200 which I found to be much better.  This was 2-3 years ago, but I think I sold the second D7000 for $300 and got the refurb D7200 for $695 (July 2016 - which was a great deal at the time).

 

If you are interested in used gear or refurbs, wait until 30-60 days or so after Christmas.  Prices get a lot better.


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