thinking of getting D7000.


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How good or bad still depends on the lenses used. Gd or bad will also depend on your needs, should u require it. try reading some reviews on macro lenses around, mostly the 85s and 105mm from what i heard arnd.

i too am new into photography. it's the learning process that is fun! cheers.
 

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For better images, go for better lenses (and flash and flash modifiers), not camera body.
 

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Coupled the Nikon D7000 with a Macro lens like Micro-Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR and start your learning process. Enjoy!
Look up for Photo Galleries Section on Macros and Close -ups in this forum, you will find many fellow photographer sharing their pictures, equipment use, skills & techniques, etc... or you can even join them for Macro shoot outings to learn more.
 

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How is D7000? Good ? Bad? Will give me better macro shoot ?
Lens do play a big part in macro shots, depth of field, also control of light into the DSLR.

Camera body do affect the pictures taken, for example, if you prefer to shoot in a dark environment for fast moving objects, buy a body with higher ISO and better control of noise in ISO.
 

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Camera body do and will play a part in the photo taken, that is a fact I cannot dispute. However what really matter is the techniques and skills involved.

In macro photography there is a couple of things that are important

1) Skills, techniques
2) Lighting
3) lens

First and foremost is the correct techniques - such as how to hold your lens, how to compose for picture, how to keep a stabilise your camera, etc, etc. Secondly, control of lighting - this can be accomplish using external flashes (or even built in flash of the camera if you know how). And then it was the lens (dedicated macro lens - it came in many variety, such as the very popular 105mm Nikkor lens, 180mm, 90mm, 150mm, etc)

There is a big section in this forum that is dedicated to macro techniques and equipment uses.

Finally, like I previously replied to another of TS thread, any DSLR can take great macro shots - hack, even a entry level DSLR or even a point and shoot can take good macro shots. It is the skills and techniques and effort behind the camera that counts most.
 

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How is D7000? Good ? Bad? Will give me better macro shoot ?
Better than what? What is your current gear? if you already have a DSLR, then your limitation is almost definitely your lens.
 

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Then, I would propose that you get a better lens, a tripod and external flash (ring flash and the likes).

If you have all these and still was not able to get good macro photo, then maybe you should look to practice more, and perfect your techniques, rather than change into another body.
 

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You already have the Tamron 90, so you have good gear. If you're not getting the effects you want, then your issue lies elsewhere, like lighting, etc. Best to read the FAQs in the macro section, and join some macro outings to get an idea of how to improve.
 

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Rashkae said:
You already have the Tamron 90, so you have good gear. If you're not getting the effects you want, then your issue lies elsewhere, like lighting, etc. Best to read the FAQs in the macro section, and join some macro outings to get an idea of how to improve.
I try to join next time if time can make it. Remember to ask me ok if have .. Thx
 

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For better images, go for better lenses (and flash and flash modifiers), not camera body.
i would say this is a too over-used and generalized quote. d7000 alone offer much better image quality especially at high ISO compared to all the older generation DX camera.
 

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i would say this is a too over-used and generalized quote. d7000 alone offer much better image quality especially at high ISO compared to all the older generation DX camera.
So... food for thought. A so-so photographer with a D7000 alone with basic lens, could take better macro photographs as compared to professional wildlife photographers who are specialised in macro photography and had spent years perfecting their skills and techniques but only using older generation DX camera?
 

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So... food for thought. A so-so photographer with a D7000 alone with basic lens, could take better macro photographs as compared to professional wildlife photographers who are specialised in macro photography and had spent years perfecting their skills and techniques but only using older generation DX camera?
ExplorerZ was talking about image quality and not the picture itself, its 2 different things that we are talking about here.
 

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spree86 said:
ExplorerZ was talking about image quality and not the picture itself, its 2 different things that we are talking about here.
I going for the image quality.and for skill I need more time
 

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I going for the image quality.and for skill I need more time
Don't worry about your gear, its definitely good enough. For one, it has a better sensor and newer technology than the D80 I used to shoot with. If my D80 photos turned out fine, I'm sure your D5000 photos will be as well.
 

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