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More about Nikon D7000...

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I will post here if I find more interesting news on D7000...

On this forum you can find several quite detailed topics about D7000 already: When I find more interesting topics and links about D7000, I'll add them as a reply to this topic.
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Nikon D7000 demonstrated sending wireless video...

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Nikon D7000 demonstrated sending wireless video with Teradek’s Cube encoder:
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Re: More sample pictures with D7000...

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More sample pictures with D7000 (full size downloadable) on the Nikon website:
http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imagi ... sample.htm
And... they look great.
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D7000 digitutor on Nikon's website...

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D7000 digitutor on Nikon's website...

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Myths about "D7000 sharpness issue" from early adopters...

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I was reading on other fora some topics from early D7000 adopters who talk about a D7000 sharpness issue...
There isn't such an issue though...
...D7000 sharpness issue only exists with those who make user mistakes like too slow shutter speeds and counting too much on VR efficiency and other reasons like...
  • High pixel density requires more steady hand/better shooting technique and more often tripod as only solution.
  • Next to that: shoot RAW, you'll end up with sharper images without sharpening artifacts you get in jpeg.
  • And, last but not least: use top-quality glass like 17-55 F2.8 and 70-200 F2.8 or primes. Lenses like 18-55, 18-105 and 18-200 don't get the best out of your gear, those lenses simply can't handle a pixel density like D7000 has. If your budget doesn't allow lenses like mentioned here above, there are some extremely sharp and low priced lenses available, like the 50mm F1.8 and many others. Tamron has some low priced and extremely sharp glass as well, the 60mm macro and 105mm macro are two of them. Other solutions is to prefer a high quality second hand lenses like 80-200 F2.8 which you can buy for the same price as fancy new DX zooms.
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Steve Bingham is testing the D7000...

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NikonViewNXv2.0.2 exists. It's ecessary to convert D7000NEFs

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Early D7000 buyers in the US got Nikon ViewNX2 2.0.2 on the CD that accompanies the camera. This software is needed to convert D7000 NEF files into TIFF or jpeg files.
One of those early D7000 owners enabled me to download NVNX2 and I am amazed about the quality of D7000 nef files after conversion with this "Native Nikon" NEF converter.

There was already software- RPP(written in co-operation with Iliah Borg)-, available to convert D7000 NEF, files but it was only for MAC system.

I always prefer the brand own RAW conversion software over third party software. I feel to get more detailed images with less noise than what I get with third party conversion programs and, last but not least, the native Nikon NEF convertor opens the NEF file with the in-camera settings applied, something what third party convertors don't.
You can read "Why I prefer Capture NX2 over ACR for NEF conversion"here.

Unfortunately I am by law not enabled to offer this software for download. Just wait a couple of days and you'll find it on your country 's Nikon support website.
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Some links to pictures taken by early D7000 owners...

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Some links to pictures taken by early D7000 owners...

By Zuman, on PBase:
A cheetah with D7000 at iso 400 (link to original picture):
http://www.pbase.com/zuman/image/129598564/original
Same cheetah at iso 3200(link to original picture)
http://www.pbase.com/zuman/image/129598570

Birds in flight with D7000 + 300mm+ TC 1.4 by Helmut S on SmugMugPro:
Take care: some of these birds-in flight pictures have been captured at very high iso like iso 3600 and even iso 4500...
http://helmuts.smugmug.com/Professional ... 3137_BEVjD
TMHO for birding-, taking in consideration that you need fast shutter speeds to avoid motion blur-, D7000 shines at iso 800
These shots are a confirmation that the D7000' AF system works very well. a 300mm + 1.4Tc is not that easy for a rather compact DSLR...
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D7000 buffer and features (link)

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D7000 vs D300 vs D700, early test results by Steve Binghmam

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D7000 "practical" review done by Peter Gregg on YouTube

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I wrote "practical" review in the headline while it's not a camera review as you can read in Chasseur d'Images, Dpreview or other camera sites but more a summary of the pros and cons of the D7000 in practical use. He's praising the D7000 a lot...
One interesting sentence I heard in this video: "The D7000 AF is not quite as good than the D700' AF but much better than the D90' AF..." That's promising...

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One more (very good) D7000 video sample...

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"Weld Falls" by Damon Martens published on Vimeo:
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Some notices from the Dpreview D7000' review...

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Dpreview just published their D7000 review. Some thoughts:
  • About AF:
    As I experienced at Photokina after having used this camera extensively with 18-105, 16-85, 17-55 F2.8 and several other lenses, and even though many users seem enthusiast about the 18-105 kit lens (because it's a quite sharp lens, very inexpensive in relation to it's optical quality and because they didn't compare (yet) with top-glass), only top lenses make this great camera really shine about AF speed in both normal AF and live view mode and about resolution.
    From the Dpreview D7000' review:
    "We have found however that autofocus speed is highly dependant on the lens used. Whilst beginners with no immediate ambitions to upgrade their kit lenses will be perfectly happy with the speed of the 18-105mm, more advanced users will be pleased at how much more responsive the D7000 becomes when paired with a lens with a faster AF motor. This is not a problem restricted to the D7000 - it is always the case that the AF speed of Nikon's D/SLRs is at least partly limited by the AF motor in the lens. In the case of AF-S motors, the designation alone is no guarantee of speed. Some (like the AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8) are quick, and others (like the kit lenses and the AF-S 50mm f/1.4) are relatively slow. It is worth noting that older, D-series AF lenses achieve focus almost as quickly as the fastest AF-S models. The D7000's contrast detection AF system, which is used in live view and video modes, is not as fast as the class-leading (in terms of CD-AF performance) Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 and GH2, but it is a lot better than the previous-generation D90, and Nikon's current APS-C flagship, the D300S. We tested contrast-detection AF speed on two lenses which are representative of the 'fast and slow' models mentioned above - the AF-S 18-105mm kit zoom, and the AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8. With the 18-105mm at 105mm, the D7000's contrast-detection AF can move it from its closest focusing setting to infinity in 1.4-1.5 seconds (approx). This is only 20% longer than the time it takes for the same operation in phase-detection AF mode. Impressive performance. However, with the faster 24-70mm f/2.8 mounted, the D7000's phase-detection AF system essentially doubles in speed, achieving focus in 0.5-0.6 seconds (at any focal length). Live view (contrast-detection) AF is no quicker though, which means that it takes roughly twice as long as phase-detection AF with this lens."
  • About resolution and getting the best out of this great camera...
    From the Dpreview D7000 review:
    No matter if you shoot JPEG or RAW, the D7000's combination of a high pixel count and good per-pixel sharpness means that you need good lenses to get the most out of the camera. We did the majority of our shooting on the bundled 18-105mm kit lens, and comparing results shot with other lenses it is clear that the 18-105mm is the limiting factor in this combination. So if you like to 'pixel-peep' you might want to put a couple of premium Nikkors or prime lenses on your wish-list as well.
    Before I moved to FX format the 17-55 F2.8 was my prefered lens on both my Fuji S5 and my D200. TMHO (and after having owned both) the 17-55 F2.8 is optically in the same class than the 24-70 F2.8 while producing the same very contrasty images with incredible detail and vibrant colours.
    If you go for a D7000, put the 17-55 F2.8 on your "What's next-to-buy-list." ;) The difference is much more than only being able to use F2.8 over the whole focal length
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So I can be very pleased with both my Tamron lenses. Both the 28-75 as the 17-50 seem to offer almost the same quality as the Nikkors, according to various tests on the internet.
It seems it is about time I am going to think about the D7000 as my second camera instead of my D90 and the D5000.
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Another D7000 video review (link)

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A quite professional video review of the D7000 with comparison to its Canon competitor, the 60D.
Even though the setup of this video review is very well done, it delivers very little insight to the exceptional IQ characteristics D7000 can deliver like exceptional DR at low iso. This means it's just another commercial review and not a really scientific one like done by Chasseur d'Images.
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D7000/
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Re: Some notices from the Dpreview D7000' review...

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StanyB wrote:Dpreview just published their D7000 review. Some thoughts:

If you go for a D7000, put the 17-55 F2.8 on your "What's next-to-buy-list." ;) The difference is much more than only being able to use F2.8 over the whole focal length[/list]
I noticed when the D700 came out that dealers were swamped with S/H 17-55s. With the D7000 out maybe they will all sell again. The prices had gone quite low.
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That said I note that Ffords Photographic have currently got 4 S/H 17-55 lenses for sale. Maybe the message hasn't got out yet ;)
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D7000 review by Thom Hogan...

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A review clearly done by an expert. No commercial BS.
Rational comments, rational critiques and rational observations. Congratulations Thom.
http://www.bythom.com/nikond7000review.htm
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D7000 review by Ken Rockwell...

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Some very rational observations. Good review.
http://kenrockwell.com/nikon/d7000.htm
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More about D7000 by Steve Bingham on this forum!

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D7000 firmware update 1.01

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Connect with the underneath webpage to find the download on nikon.uk.
http://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/list
Choose the tab "firmware updates".
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D7000 used with 600VR for BIF...

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In the underneath link you'll find user findings (from a very capable photographer) with D7000 combined with a big tele (600VR F4)
http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showth ... p?t=294219
According to this user the D7000's AF is simply great, as well as the metering, and more... He changed his D300 for the D7000 and does not regret.
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Good D7000 review by Simon Stafford...

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The Dynamic range of the D 7000 (from a Fuji S5 user)

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An interesting contribution on this forum by Henry F. Smith Jr MD in relation to the D7000' dynamic range :
http://www.fotografie.fr/fotoforum/view ... =54&t=1123
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Autofocusing while movie recording-settings

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Autofocusing during movie recording is possible using contrast-detect AF. When the focus mode is set to full-time-servo AF (AF-F) and the AF-area mode to subject-tracking AF, the camera automatically maintains focus on a subject moving throughout the frame.
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D7000 with 70-200VRII + 2xTCeIII combo...

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Findings and stunning animal pictures with this combo reported by Lance B on this forum:
http://www.fotografie.fr/fotoforum/view ... =54&t=1128
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The Dynamic range of the D 7000

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StanyB wrote:An interesting contribution on this forum by Henry F. Smith Jr MD in relation to the D7000' dynamic range :
http://www.fotografie.fr/fotoforum/view ... =54&t=1123
Now that I have a D7000 myself to complement my D700 for reach and macroI can only confirm that the D7000' DR IS incredible indeed :o as Henry Smith reported on this forum.. shooting at iso100 while underexposing 3 stops and recover a noiseless image in post processing is not a myth, it's a fact.
One interesting link to dpreview in relation to that:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=38079953

In the coming weeks I'll write my D7000 user findings as it compares to my D700.
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