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    Default Re: The NEW Nikon D7000 or Nikon D300s ?

    btw, i've seen reports that some d7000s have back focusing issues as well.
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    Nikon D7000 back focus issue that can't be corrected with AF fine tuning:
    http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00XnSk

    And many similar issue which you could google by yourself.

    Your only solution is sending them back to NSC ...
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    Does anybody have any experience with using the AF-S DX 35MM f1.8G on D7000?
    I purchased a D7k this week and would like to know whether this lens gives good resolution and sharpness on the D7000. I have some AI-S optics which after considerable field testing do not provide a sufficient picture to take advantage of the 16MP sensor. I enlarge to 1.5 metres wide, and the extra pixels was my primary reason for purchasing the D7000 in the first place.

    If anybody can recommend this lens or other 50mm equivalent primes for the D7000, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterjord
    Does anybody have any experience with using the AF-S DX 35MM f1.8G on D7000?
    I purchased a D7k this week and would like to know whether this lens gives good resolution and sharpness on the D7000. I have some AI-S optics which after considerable field testing do not provide a sufficient picture to take advantage of the 16MP sensor. I enlarge to 1.5 metres wide, and the extra pixels was my primary reason for purchasing the D7000 in the first place.

    If anybody can recommend this lens or other 50mm equivalent primes for the D7000, I'd greatly appreciate it.
    Hmm. Question, which ais lenses did you try? I would think the 50/1.2 and 35/1.4 would resolve well on the d7000.

    You can also try voigtlander 40mm ultron, sigma 30/1.4. The 35/1.8 is a good lens also.

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    I have been using AIS 28/2.8 and AIS 50/1.4
    Picture sharpness has been considerably soft across the entire frame in some images, and in others the centre area is well resolved, the corners dramatically less. Often the softness sits extended a fair way into the image.
    I have tried numerous apertures - I shoot landscapes, so around f5.6 at least through to f11 is my main operating area. I have used these two lenses on the FX D700 - they worked brilliantly. I have heard some rumblings of the smaller pixel pitch really testing some lenses for sharpness. I'd really love to use these AIS lenses as my primary kit. They were given to me by my elderly Uncle along with an F3 around this time last year. Perhaps I can continue testing to get optimum IQ.

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    Smile Re: The NEW Nikon D7000 or Nikon D300s ?

    Hi
    This is my D7k with 35 F1.8.
    The pre-compressed version looks good to me both low light and sharpen.




    Hope this helps.
    Nikon D7000||Tokina [I]11-16mm/f2.8||AF-S DX 35mm/f1.8G||AF-S DX 18-105mm/f3.5-4.5||

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterjord View Post
    Does anybody have any experience with using the AF-S DX 35MM f1.8G on D7000?
    I purchased a D7k this week and would like to know whether this lens gives good resolution and sharpness on the D7000. I have some AI-S optics which after considerable field testing do not provide a sufficient picture to take advantage of the 16MP sensor. I enlarge to 1.5 metres wide, and the extra pixels was my primary reason for purchasing the D7000 in the first place.

    If anybody can recommend this lens or other 50mm equivalent primes for the D7000, I'd greatly appreciate it.
    It is AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G or AF-S 50mm f/1.4G. Reasonable sharp both in center and the corner.
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

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    Yeah, it's only "reasonable" sharp for the 50mm f1.4G. For 50mm, I would vote for the Sigma 50mm f1.4. For 35mm on DX, the 35mm f1.8 is definitely one of the best choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    It is AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G or AF-S 50mm f/1.4G. Reasonable sharp both in center and the corner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by masterjord View Post
    Does anybody have any experience with using the AF-S DX 35MM f1.8G on D7000?
    I purchased a D7k this week and would like to know whether this lens gives good resolution and sharpness on the D7000. I have some AI-S optics which after considerable field testing do not provide a sufficient picture to take advantage of the 16MP sensor. I enlarge to 1.5 metres wide, and the extra pixels was my primary reason for purchasing the D7000 in the first place.

    If anybody can recommend this lens or other 50mm equivalent primes for the D7000, I'd greatly appreciate it.
    Hi masterjord, I plan on using AIS glass (28mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.8) and adding more AIS lenses to my collection in the not-so-near future when/if I move up to a D7000.

    Sorry for my ignorance, but what do you mean by 'do not provide sufficient picture' and do you have any samples of the images you made using the AIS lenses?

    Cheers and thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kentwong81 View Post
    Yeah, it's only "reasonable" sharp for the 50mm f1.4G. For 50mm, I would vote for the Sigma 50mm f1.4. For 35mm on DX, the 35mm f1.8 is definitely one of the best choice.
    Sigma lens is good if can get a good copy, so need to check properly before buy.
    Unfortunately, the Sigma body easily get naked (paint peeling on the lens body).

    As such, I chose the Nikon G lens one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irvine View Post
    btw, i've seen reports that some d7000s have back focusing issues as well.
    Sorry for asking this basic question, notice D7000 has a AF fine tune function in the menu, cant this correct the back focusing problem? I tried using it and it is able to shift the focus point forth and back.

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    Default Re: The NEW Nikon D7000 or Nikon D300s ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CT 3833 View Post
    Sorry for asking this basic question, notice D7000 has a AF fine tune function in the menu, cant this correct the back focusing problem? I tried using it and it is able to shift the focus point forth and back.
    minor back focusing issues can be fixed by the AF fine tune feature, apparently there r those who got hit worse tat even the AF fine tune feature doesnt work

    http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00XnSk

    http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/view...76782f323cdd2c
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    Default Re: The NEW Nikon D7000 or Nikon D300s ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irvine View Post
    minor back focusing issues can be fixed by the AF fine tune feature, apparently there r those who got hit worse tat even the AF fine tune feature doesnt work

    http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00XnSk

    http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/view...76782f323cdd2c
    Thanks Irvine for the info,
    then those type of back focusing must be real back(or bad) and can be easily detected, and it is best send the cam back for calibration.

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    Default Re: The NEW Nikon D7000 or Nikon D300s ?

    Although D7000 is a newer product, I don't think this is attractive enough to make the current owner of
    * Nikon D2HS, Nikon D2XS, Nikon D200, Nikon D90
    to sell their current DSLR and purchase D7000 as a replacement.

    In my opinion that if they want to upgrade their main DSLR body, D300(s) or FX body would be a no brainer choice.

    D7000 would be a backup camera for sure.
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    I'm thinking of selling my under-used D300 for a D90 or D700 as the D300 is too heavy for my traveling needs and I have small hands. The D300 does make you “feel good” as people usually have the impression you’re a good photographer when they see you carry it. But you won’t feel good on the shoulder when you are alone and have to carry it with other heavy lenses after walking a few kilometers. I rather have a camera that I’ll want to use most of the time than one that is always in the cabinet. Will try to borrow a D700 to use before I make the decision. I read the D90 isn’t that bad either.

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    Sorry, I mean the D7000 not the D700 definitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkong1008 View Post
    I'm thinking of selling my under-used D300 for a D90 or D700 as the D300 is too heavy for my traveling needs and I have small hands. The D300 does make you “feel good” as people usually have the impression you’re a good photographer when they see you carry it. But you won’t feel good on the shoulder when you are alone and have to carry it with other heavy lenses after walking a few kilometers. I rather have a camera that I’ll want to use most of the time than one that is always in the cabinet. Will try to borrow a D700 to use before I make the decision. I read the D90 isn’t that bad either.
    I find that D90 is good enough. Of course D7000 is an improvement (including weight) over it but will cost more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmayeo

    I find that D90 is good enough. Of course D7000 is an improvement (including weight) over it but will cost more.
    2nd that. The D7000 has a better dynamic range and less high ISO noise. But for my usage, the d90 has been up to my expectations. I pair it with the 16-85 and it's a really killer combination that is light and a very very usable zoom range, not to mention good IQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotchoco1ate View Post
    2nd that. The D7000 has a better dynamic range and less high ISO noise. But for my usage, the d90 has been up to my expectations. I pair it with the 16-85 and it's a really killer combination that is light and a very very usable zoom range, not to mention good IQ.
    You should pair it with 16-85 + 70-300, now this will be a real killer combo.

    IQ wise, this combo should be better compared with both 18-200 or 28-300.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    You should pair it with 16-85 + 70-300, now this will be a real killer combo.

    IQ wise, this combo should be better compared with both 18-200 or 28-300.
    2nd this! If one can, go for the D7000 else the D90 would do as well.

    This combo offers superb IQ, full extended coverage, great flexibility, less bulk/weight, less costs and is ideal for travel, trekking, street photography, parties etc. One has the freedom to shoot freely without being weighed down. The bigger heavier he-man rigs are best if one dont need to move around that much or the output is for commercial purposes or photographic exhibitions/competitions
    Last edited by s1221ljc; 11th January 2011 at 06:04 AM.

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