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thetravelingcs
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Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:12 am

Aloha,

If you are currently using a Nikon D700 / D7000 to take pictures, please let me know! I am in the market of buying my first digital SLR, and I would like to see sample photographs of airplanes taken using either one of them.

I have found a lot of really beautiful photographs on this website, but a lot of the photographers I found don't post information about what camera they used to take their pictures, so instead of e-mailing each of them, I thought I should start a new topic and invite those who use these two cameras to share links to some of their photos in this thread.

I appreciate it very much!

BJ
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:18 am

These were all taken with a d7000:


https://www.airliners.net/photo/LAN-A...d=3a057c39c51fdc77b17ef49ed1bc7e08

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Lufth...d=3a057c39c51fdc77b17ef49ed1bc7e08

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...d=3a057c39c51fdc77b17ef49ed1bc7e08

You won't be disappointed with either body but as you probably already know, the lens can make all the difference.
Nikon D7000 / Nikkor 105mm AF f2.8 / Nikkor 35 f1.8G / Nikkor 50 f1.8D / Nikkor 85mm / Nikkor 300mm f4 AF
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:41 am

Any reason for going with Nikon. Canon also produce excellent DSLR's.
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:18 am

You know, nowadays it really doesn't matter which current brand or camera you go with, they all are capable of making excellent photos. You certainly wouldn't see much of a noticeable difference (if any) in examples from the database. Maybe in low light stuff... but otherwise the results are more a product of good lenses and most importantly, a good eye behind the camera.
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:02 am

D700 is a good camera, I've got a lot of photos in the database taken with it, some of them from higher ISO at dusk.

But in day time at ISO320 or ISO200, you will not notice the difference between a D3S or a D700 unless you are extremely picky. I use both of those, and I still use a D80 as well some times with great results. It's about the lens and the person operating the camera the right way for the conditions.

Quoting SIA6696 (Reply 2):
Any reason for going with Nikon.

Try a D700 or a D7000, you'll soon see why.
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:33 pm

Quoting cpd (Reply 4):
Try a D700 or a D7000, you'll soon see why

Both cameras are awesome!
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:05 pm

Most of my photos uploaded in the last two years were taken with a D700.
Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:29 pm

I used one for a while,

This one was @ ISO 400 with no noise reduction... Great in low light:


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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:58 pm

Quoting thetravelingcs (Thread starter):
If you are currently using a Nikon D700 / D7000 to take pictures, please let me know! I am in the market of buying my first digital SLR,

There is a lot of middle ground you are missing there. Why not choose the d300s? Or is "7" a lucky number for you?
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:26 am

Unless you absolutely need the 51 point AF of the D300s, I'd suggest the D7000 is a better option.
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:18 am

Quoting SIA6696 (Reply 2):
Any reason for going with Nikon. Canon also produce excellent DSLR's.

From a conversation I had with my friend, I learned that Nikon makes digital SLRs that are backwards compatible. I need to research this fact more to see if Canon does the same too.

I'm planning on buying an 80-200 f/2.8 lens from 1991 from my friend, so I'd like to buy a digital SLR that can use lenses from around the time before digital SLRs became popular, in case I find more high quality lenses for cheap from around that time period.
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:26 am

Quoting LGW340 (Reply 7):
I used one for a while,

This one was @ ISO 400 with no noise reduction... Great in low light:

I'm particularly interested in seeing how well either camera does in low light / dusk conditions. Your pictures look great! Thanks for sharing these!
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:02 am

If i was you i would be starting your entire search process again using an entirely different methodology.
First 20 year old glass will struggle with resolving power when it comes to 100% views. Glass should be your highest priority not the body.
Camera bodies now more than ever tend to be turned over where as your glass will last far far longer.
If you are looking at Nikon i'd be seriously looking at a 70-200 2.8 VR or if they do an equivalent of the awesome Canon 70-200F4 something like that. Light cheap and killer quality. Then select a body which will complement the best glass you can afford.
Buying a great body then putting twenty plus year old lenses will not yield results you may expect.
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:03 pm

Quoting Dehowie (Reply 12):
I'm particularly interested in seeing how well either camera does in low light / dusk conditions.

You should be looking at good glass anyway, but if low light shots are going to be important, then you definitely want a fast lens on a good body. Both the d700/7000 will do well in low light (the d700 should have a slight edge) but they can only do so much with mediocre glass. Everything has to be in balance and you usually get what you pay for.
Nikon D7000 / Nikkor 105mm AF f2.8 / Nikkor 35 f1.8G / Nikkor 50 f1.8D / Nikkor 85mm / Nikkor 300mm f4 AF
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:10 pm

Quoting thetravelingcs (Thread starter):
If you are currently using a Nikon D700 / D7000 to take pictures, please let me know

Greetings from Almaty!
One of my friends uses D7000 and Nikkor 70-300mm lens and he is very happy with the result. Certainly I would agree with others about lens and I recommend something better than 70-300mm but the body itself is very good.
I am a Canon guy and I do not know the prices for D700 and D7000. Is there a big gap?
With best regards from Almaty
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:27 pm

One important advantage of choosing Nikon is its backward compatiable with Lens made even 30 years ago. I had a 135/f2 Ai probably made in late 70s works beautifully on D700, of course without the AF.

Anyway, the optical quality of those pro-level Nikon lens made 20 years ago is almost as good as those new pro-level lens nowdays. I can not really tell the difference between a 3rd generation AF-D 80-200/f2.8 and a 6th generation AF-S 70-200/f2.8 VRII, in the daytime light. The new 70-200/f2/8 VRII has the nice VR function also hurts your pocket $2000 more.
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:28 am

Quoting SIA6696 (Reply 2):
Any reason for going with Nikon. Canon also produce excellent DSLR's.

Both Canon and Nikon produce excellent images, but Nikons have better handling.

You haven't said what kind of budget you're working with. If this will be your first DSLR, I would suggest starting with a D90. They're due to be phased out here shortly, you can pick up a new one far more cheaply than if you were to buy a D700(or D7000 for that matter) and save a big chunk of money to go towards a nice lens. It's a great camera to start with.
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:35 am

Quoting yerbol (Reply 14):
I am a Canon guy and I do not know the prices for D700 and D7000. Is there a big gap?

The D700 was a pro-level camera body, the D7000 is a consumer model. At my last check, the D700 is something like double the price, but it probably has changed since that.

The D700 with a battery grip is effectively almost the same as the old D3 - it takes photos like one, and performs almost like one. It's a phenomenal camera.
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:56 am

I would like to buy a good digital SLR and not have to upgrade it until after about three or four years, which is why I'm not really looking at the entry-level cameras because they would want me to get a high-end one eventually.  I want one that will last a long time, although I'm a budding photographer.

As far as price is concerned, I'm willing to spend no more than $1,500, if I can help it. I hear the D700 goes for about $700 more than the D7000, but I'm not sure whether the features that the former has justifies the price tag when compared to the latter.

It's a tough decision. Thanks for all your suggestions! They really help. 
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:03 am

Quoting megatop412 (Reply 16):
Both Canon and Nikon produce excellent images, but Nikons have better handling.

You haven't said what kind of budget you're working with. If this will be your first DSLR, I would suggest starting with a D90. They're due to be phased out here shortly, you can pick up a new one far more cheaply than if you were to buy a D700(or D7000 for that matter) and save a big chunk of money to go towards a nice lens. It's a great camera to start with.

Good suggestion. I'll keep that tip in mind. I don't think I'd want to go all-out on my first DSLR and not have enough money to spend on a very good lens, which is why I'm not really leaning towards the D700 as much. The price difference between the D90 and D7000 is not that bad, though, only $400, which I can afford.
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:06 am

Quoting yerbol (Reply 14):
Greetings from Almaty!
One of my friends uses D7000 and Nikkor 70-300mm lens and he is very happy with the result. Certainly I would agree with others about lens and I recommend something better than 70-300mm but the body itself is very good.
I am a Canon guy and I do not know the prices for D700 and D7000. Is there a big gap?

It's about a $1000 price difference as of today. That's a lot of money for me.
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:05 pm

Quoting thetravelingcs (Reply 20):
It's about a $1000 price difference as of today. That's a lot of money for me.

Go for D7000 then and save money for good lens  
With best regards from Almaty
 
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:30 pm

I hired a D7000 for Classic Fighters 2011 and was most impressed. Many pics taken using 80-400 VR lens a slow focusing lens but still works well.


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For the price it is an excellent buy.

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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:52 am

Quoting cpd (Reply 9):
Unless you absolutely need the 51 point AF of the D300s, I'd suggest the D7000 is a better option.

Or the buffer and the two card slots of the 300s.... the buffer of the D7000 is cripplingly small and cramps up quickly when shooting bursts.
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:01 pm

The d7000 has 2 card

Quoting captainstefan (Reply 23):
Or the buffer and the two card slots of the 300s.... the buffer of the D7000 is cripplingly small and cramps up quickly when shooting bursts.

The d7000 has two card slots. True the burst speed is a little less (6fps vs 7-8fps) but the higher dynamic range, low noise performance and color depth of the d7000 sensor more than makes up for it.
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:12 am

Quoting darreno1 (Reply 24):
The d7000 has two card slots. True the burst speed is a little less (6fps vs 7-8fps) but the higher dynamic range, low noise performance and color depth of the d7000 sensor more than makes up for it.

I second that. d7000 really makes me lazy because of its DR and noise performance. I also have D3, but I really don't bother using it. My combo is always a D7000 + Tamron 70-300VC:

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Emira...d=cc8e29fb89fe4e207e18974da70873fb

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Garud...d=cc8e29fb89fe4e207e18974da70873fb

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Catha...d=cc8e29fb89fe4e207e18974da70873fb

https://www.airliners.net/photo/All-N...d=cc8e29fb89fe4e207e18974da70873fb
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RE: Photos Taken With A D700 / D7000

Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:49 am

Quoting darreno1 (Reply 24):
The d7000 has two card slots.

Typo of mine, I meant to say the 300s has two types of card slots. And yes the D7000 has a superior image quality to the 300 series, but if you do a lot of longer burst shooting (flare/touchdown/reversing) sequences then the better quality of the D7000 will do you no good after it gets clogged up. I missed a few key shots of the 787's arrival into Oshkosh because the D7000 couldn't write fast enough to the class 10 cards....

Regardless, if you can, wait until this fall when Nikon is due to announce a new line-up of cameras. Even if they're too expensive, they will naturally force down the price of the older models.
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