Took a few weeks, But I’ve Replaced the Drenched Camera with a Nikon D7000
On the drive home from meeting the gentleman I had just purchased my new Nikon D7000, I called a close friend. “You’d be proud of me; I sold my utility trailer and a fly rod, saved the rest and just bought my new Nikon used with only 1,000 shutter releases. It’s like brand new. And the best part is; I did it without putting it on the credit card.”
Yep, I’m a proud owner of an almost new Nikon D7000 with the Nikon 18 – 105 kit lens. I’m told with the updated camera with its high ISO ability, I will not miss my F2.8 lens for low light shooting. We’ll see.
The Nikon D7000 is what I would call a pro/am level camera. It has a study magnesium body, hopefully able to dish out my rough handling. The 16.2 MP DX format is an upgrade from my old 10.2 MP D70s, and I’m excited to see the results when cropping down photographs. Two of the features I’m most excited about are the 6 FPS (Frames per second) shooting speed and the ISO range of 100 to 6400. Add the 39 point Auto focusing points and I shouldn’t miss another shot due to a slow shooting camera, low light or being out of focus. Oh and it shoots 1080 HD video too.
While it may have been nice to get one of the higher cost “pro” level cameras, through my research, I believe the D7000 is the best Nikon for the money, with the better features without the expensive fluff. But then I’ve only shot a few photographs so far, only time will tell.
My first subject with the New Nikon D7000 – Poser Shot of the Cleaned up Tacoma
After a week of reading the manual, playing with the new dials and buttons, I was finally able to work with the Nikon this weekend and Tuesday evening. On Tuesday, my daughter came to Old Town, Alexandria to visit and have dinner. (Boy, to able to say that is way too cool.) Our plan was to walk from my apartment through the historic town and take a few photographs on our way to dinner, a mini photograph safari.
With her Nikon D5100 hanging from her shoulder and me with my new Nikon D7000 we walked the streets of historic Old Town stopping here and there when we saw something we wanted to shoot. With no predetermined ideas of the shots we needed or wanted, we just walked and talked.
My favorite shot of the evening, taking by my daughter
By the nights end, we had spent a great evening together. We shared in a passion we enjoy and had a great meal in a local pub. I fully cherished our hangout time together. Yep, sometimes the best adventures are the little ones only a few hours long and right in our own backyard.