For the past year or so, I have been considering an upgrade to my existing Nikon D5000 since I believe I am at the point where I am approaching the limit on what I can do with the D5000. While my original intention was to upgrade to the next full frame release that was due to be announced this year (the rumored Nikon D800), but due to various reasons including Tohoku earthquake in March and the flooding in Thailand in July, the “rumored announcement” has been pushed back. After some careful consideration, I have concluded my best option right now was to acquire the readily available D7000 since I have already located a buyer to off load my D5000 to, the incremental cost to for upgrade from D5000 to D7000 wouldn’t be that much; coincidentally, Nikon has been running a rebate promotion with their line of popular DSLRs, which made the decision to upgrade that much easier.
Since I was in the mood to upgrade due the fact that I wasn’t interested in any of the Dollfie Dream that are being release in Dolpa 26, I decided to go all out and get the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Wide Angle Zoom Lens and the Nikon R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System as well~ Here I have Saber Lily Dollfie to help me introduce the new camera gear~
I am going to split the introduction into several posts~ first, let’s us take a look at the D7000~
The D7000 is considered as one of the best value cameras out there with the price tag, packing a brand new 16.2 MP sensor that is very similar to the one used in the Sony Alpha SLT-A55 and incredible low light performance that my D5000 can never achieve. I never regretted getting the D5000 when I did because it enabled to learn the capability and the limitation of the camera as my skill level improved. I now understand exactly why I want to upgrade and what I want to upgrade to.
There is an LCD display near the shutter that give me quick update on the status and current setting of the camera~ so I don’t have the hit the info button every time I want to check what setting the camera is at.
It took me a little time to get used to the new menu on the D7000 but once I got used to it, it’s definitely an enhancement from the D5000, not to mention the 39 points AF, which is vastly superior than what I had to work with before~
I am very delighted to be able to adjust the white balance and ISO setting on the fly without having to stumble thru the mention every time I want to make an adjustment.
But of course, the D7000 also have liveview as with most modern digital camera…. what is this I am looking at???
Me: Ohhh, it’s Saber Lily XD silly me~
Saber Lily: Otousannnnnn~ don’t just keep talking about the camera, what about me?
Me: Ahhh… yes yes, I was going to take a couple of photos with you and the new camera yes?
Saber Lily: Otousan~ when are you going to start using the new camera?
Me: Well, I was going to wait until the holiday season when I have enough time to study it further since I have been busy with work for the past couple of weeks, plus I haven’t finish releasing all the photos I have taken with the D5000 yet… like I haven’t even introduced Sakuya yet. I promise I will catch up in the Thanksgiving holiday weekend!
Saber Lily: ….
Me: Ahhhh, did you know I have just bought new dresses for you in the November Dress event? Those should arrive next week!
Saber Lily: Really?!! I love you~ otousan~ /kisses /hugs
Me: (Crisis averted =.=;)
All jokes aside… I really need to get on with doing post processing on some of the photos I have taken in the past few months… I hope I will be able to catch up within the next couple of week or so~ and of course, to formally introduce my youngest Dollfie Dream daughter Sakuya Izayoi~
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