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Any Experiences On The Nikon D7100  
User currently offlineegondo From Indonesia, joined Dec 2011, 37 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9095 times:

Hi all,
Thinking of buying a nikon D7100. Wondering if anyone here has a testimony of the product. Also how does the camera body work for plane spotting? After looking at online reviews, I think it is a pretty good body, but I'm thinking about its performance for plane spotting and how about the image quality?

Thanks

[Edited 2013-03-30 22:46:48]

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User currently offlinedarreno1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9042 times:

Unless you're a professional, plane spotting doesn't require an expensive body. There are many shots on here that came from entry level ones including some of mine.

The D7100 is an upgrade to an already great body, the D7000, so image quality should be superb. You'll need good lenses to take advantage of it though.



Nikon D7000 / Nikkor 105mm AF f2.8 / Nikkor 35 f1.8G / Nikkor 50 f1.8D / Nikkor 85mm / Nikkor 300mm f4 AF
User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9030 times:

Quoting darreno1 (Reply 1):

The D7100 is an upgrade to an already great body, the D7000, so image quality should be superb. You'll need good lenses to take advantage of it though.

After looking at the sample shots on Nikon's web site I was actually quite impressed with how much detail the D7100 seems to be able to resolve. But, as Darren said, you'll really need superb lenses to take advantage of the extra resolution and the D7000 is already a fantastic body.

IMHO, the biggest improvement in the D7100 over the D7000 is actually the better AF system, not necessarily the extra resolution.

Tony



Nikon: we don't want more pixels, we want better pixels.
User currently offlinedarreno1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 8968 times:

Quoting SNATH (Reply 2):
IMHO, the biggest improvement in the D7100 over the D7000 is actually the better AF system, not necessarily the extra resolution.

I agree, and was tempted (for just a little while) to sell my D7000, but after I looked at my miniscule lens collection, and considered how much unused potential the current body has, I decided the money is better spent on decent lenses.



Nikon D7000 / Nikkor 105mm AF f2.8 / Nikkor 35 f1.8G / Nikkor 50 f1.8D / Nikkor 85mm / Nikkor 300mm f4 AF
User currently offlineegondo From Indonesia, joined Dec 2011, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8901 times:

Thanks for the replies, seems that most of us here thinks of buying a new lens rather than a new body. Currently, I'm using a Nikon D5000, which is pretty dated in terms of quality. If I buy myself a D7000, IMO it's better to directly upgrade to the new D7100.

Quoting darreno1 (Reply 1):
You'll need good lenses to take advantage of it though.

In the meantime, I'm using a Nikkor 70-300VR for plane spotting.


User currently offlinedarreno1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8869 times:

Quoting egondo (Reply 4):
. If I buy myself a D7000, IMO it's better to directly upgrade to the new D7100.

Agreed. If I had to do it all over again, I'd definitely spring for the D7100, but you really can't go wrong with either.

Quoting egondo (Reply 4):
In the meantime, I'm using a Nikkor 70-300VR for plane spotting.

From the pictures I've seen here and on other sites, and from what I've read about it, it's a great lens. It won't match the quality and contrast of a prime tele, but it should be even more responsive with the improved focusing system of the D7100.

[Edited 2013-04-03 17:37:14]


Nikon D7000 / Nikkor 105mm AF f2.8 / Nikkor 35 f1.8G / Nikkor 50 f1.8D / Nikkor 85mm / Nikkor 300mm f4 AF
User currently offlineegondo From Indonesia, joined Dec 2011, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8831 times:

Thanks for your responses  
Btw, are there any photos in the database taken with the D7100? Would like to see its performance for plane spotting...


User currently offlinemadog From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8782 times:

i've bought one not long ago and the image quality combined with 70-200VR is superb.

The only downside is the RAW buffer. Only 6 frames on CH, disappointing somewhat. Although it has been sufficient to use for civilian plane spotting, if you're intending to use it for fast jets at airshows, you should try to get a D300s or D7000 instead.


User currently offlineegondo From Indonesia, joined Dec 2011, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8755 times:

Quoting madog (Reply 7):
if you're intending to use it for fast jets at airshows, you should try to get a D300s or D7000 instead.


Is the D7000 faster than D7100?


User currently offlinedarreno1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8734 times:

They're both rated the same (6fps).


http://www.ephotozine.com/article/ni...d7000-dslr-comparison-review-21654



Nikon D7000 / Nikkor 105mm AF f2.8 / Nikkor 35 f1.8G / Nikkor 50 f1.8D / Nikkor 85mm / Nikkor 300mm f4 AF
User currently offlineegondo From Indonesia, joined Dec 2011, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8697 times:

Any idea when the D7100 will be released in Indonesia? I can't find them in my local shop yet.

User currently offlineAlasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8636 times:

Worth noting that the D7100 has an additional 1.3x crop mode, so whilst the 70-300mm VR loses performance beyond 200mm, overall it offers a 2x crop at 16MP giving you a field of view equivalent to 400mm! Hopefully more than adequate for those on a tighter budget.

User currently offlineiamlucky13 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8565 times:

Quoting Alasdair1982 (Reply 11):
Worth noting that the D7100 has an additional 1.3x crop mode, so whilst the 70-300mm VR loses performance beyond 200mm, overall it offers a 2x crop at 16MP giving you a field of view equivalent to 400mm

While this is true, most free photo editing programs can also add this feature to any digital camera in existence.

While having the crop mode cover part of the viewfinder may help in framing, it's worth keeping in mind how crop mode works.

And you're still generally better off zooming if you can than cropping.


User currently offlineiamlucky13 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8564 times:

Quoting egondo (Reply 6):
Btw, are there any photos in the database taken with the D7100?

You know, I was going to say you could go to "Photos > Advanced Search" and type "D7100" in the remarks field, as some photographers list what equipment they're using...

...but all that search seems to accomplish is returning all 2+ million photos in the database. All of the other search fields appear to work, however.

Is this a known bug or should it be reported to the staff?


User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8557 times:

Quoting iamlucky13 (Reply 13):
You know, I was going to say you could go to "Photos > Advanced Search" and type "D7100" in the remarks field, as some photographers list what equipment they're using...

...but all that search seems to accomplish is returning all 2+ million photos in the database. All of the other search fields appear to work, however.

Typing "D7100" in the "keyword" box on the homepage search returns no results, but typing in "D7000" returns just over 1,000 photos.

Edit: That's probably why you got all the photos in the database, as it must be set up to return everything rather than nothing when the search term can't be found.

[Edited 2013-04-08 21:49:10]


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User currently offlineiamlucky13 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8512 times:

Quoting Kaphias (Reply 14):
Edit: That's probably why you got all the photos in the database, as it must be set up to return everything rather than nothing when the search term can't be found.

Unfortunately, no. It doesn't matter what search term I use. The Remarks field in the Advanced Search tool always returns, "Displaying photos 1 to 15 from a total of 2,137,061 matching your criteria."

D700, D7000, landing, wing, livery, etc all give the same result.

But all the other fields in the advanced search tool appear to work.

On the other hand, while I'd fallen out of the habit of using the basic search tool over the years, it seems to have improved enough to apparently answer the question at hand.


User currently offlinescopedude From Indonesia, joined Oct 2010, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8355 times:

Quoting Alasdair1982 (Reply 11):
Any idea when the D7100 will be released in Indonesia? I can't find them in my local shop yet.

It's been on sale here in limited stock only since last week.



5D2, 650D, 70-200/4 IS, 70-300 L, 135 L
User currently offlineegondo From Indonesia, joined Dec 2011, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8335 times:

Quoting scopedude (Reply 16):
It's been on sale here in limited stock only since last week.

May I know where you get this info from, AFAIK, in Surabaya it's not on sale yet?


User currently offlineegondo From Indonesia, joined Dec 2011, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8318 times:

Another question, how will this body work for portraits and other daily photography (landscape, food)?

User currently offlineiamlucky13 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 8267 times:

Among cameras in the same class (APS-C sized sensors), the D7100 is about as good as gets for overall image quality, and with moving subjects, and frequently high contrast situations, plane spotting is arguably the most challenging of the situations you've asked about.

While other models are no doubt on par, the only way to appreciably beat D7100's image quality would be to move up to a full frame camera, but you'll paying more for the body, and probably more for some of your lenses.

So don't stress about it. You can't really go wrong with the D7100.


User currently offlinefromninggar From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8144 times:

User currently offlinefromninggar From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8140 times:

onlinecamerastores.net
There is a good website where you can purchase the new Nikon d 7100 now at a very good price.
At the moment they have the camera in stock, but I don’t know how long it will last

[Edited 2013-04-20 03:13:59]

User currently offlinescopedude From Indonesia, joined Oct 2010, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days ago) and read 8092 times:

Quoting egondo (Reply 18):
May I know where you get this info from, AFAIK, in Surabaya it's not on sale yet?

I believe some key dealers in Jakarta had it but all of them were gone. A Nikon rep told me last week   Wait for a couple more weeks, I'm sure the new stock is coming.



5D2, 650D, 70-200/4 IS, 70-300 L, 135 L
User currently offlinemadog From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 8034 times:

i've used my d7100 for spotting and it's superb in image quality. in day to day shoots i dont have any issues. the camera is light, powerful, and very pleasant to shoot with overall. but there is one draw back...

i really dont understand why nikon has capped the RAW buffer to 6 frames on high speed shooting. The D7000 takes about 10 or so RAW shots on full 6fps.


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