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Nikon D90 Thoughts

Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:02 pm

Hey

Anybody own the Nikon D90, and have any comments about it?

Looking to go for this as a sort of all rounder (not just aviation shots), with the option of video clips.

The kit mentioned is £670, and my budget is £700 really, just not sure if there is any equivlanet options for the same budget that would be better.....

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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:59 pm

or...

Just noticed the D7000 with the same lens, for £300 more, and they do 10 month interest free, guessing that this option would be the preferred choice?
 
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:45 pm

If you ask me, don't borrow money for fun purchases.
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:40 pm

Is it worth the extra investment, i can increase to that, just will have to wait an extra month.
 
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:04 pm

That I don't know, sorry.
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:27 pm



I've had mine for a couple of years and I really like it. I bought the kit on line. I did upgrade to the 70-300 VR. I've used the video a few times for family functions and it has worked well.

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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:26 pm

Hey thanks

Is that with the D90 or D7000?
 
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:17 pm

Quoting stuart1044 (Thread starter):
Anybody own the Nikon D90, and have any comments about it?

Hey Stuart,

The D90 is a great all rounder, 2 of my top three shots were taken with it


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I tried a D7000 and now have a D3 and D300s, the D3 is a very different animal and looking through an FX viewfinder when shooting for a day is much more preferable, but the D300s seems little better than the D90 did in all honesty, it's just laid out similar to my D3 so it's a better fit for me, but the D90 and 70-300mm VR took a number of my shots on here and it's hard to beat really.
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:42 pm

Hey Jason

Thanks for the advice, really am in two minds at the moment, do i go for the D90 with 18-105 VR kit and then purchase a 70-300 lens....or go for the D7000 with 18-105 VR kit on its own.

I spot at Manchester (Egcc) and you can get pretty close, so know big need for the longer lens, and overall I would use it more as an all rounder.

Obviously the D90 has been around a while now, and want to make a purchase that I wont need to upgrade in the near future, I am no pro and take photos for memories and pleasure so whatever I purchase would be used for a fair few years to come, with the possiblity of additional lenses
 
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:33 am

Quoting stuart1044 (Reply 8):
Thanks for the advice, really am in two minds at the moment, do i go for the D90 with 18-105 VR kit and then purchase a 70-300 lens....or go for the D7000 with 18-105 VR kit on its own.

I went with the D90 kit. I LOVE the D90 and the included 18-105 lens. I also bought the 70-300 lens which is also great.

Quoting stuart1044 (Reply 8):
Obviously the D90 has been around a while now, and want to make a purchase that I wont need to upgrade in the near future, I am no pro and take photos for memories and pleasure so whatever I purchase would be used for a fair few years to come, with the possiblity of additional lenses

It sounds like you the D90 would suit your needs better. However, I am one of those guys who if I am going to buy an expensive electronic or camera product, I want the newest.

Here are the differences between the D90 and the D7000.

The D90 has 12 MP and the D7000 has 16 MP.
The D7000 supports SDXC memory cards. (I wouldn't worry about that).
The D90 can do 4.5 frames per second and the D7000 can do 6 per second.
The D7000 has a higher ISO sensitivity.
The D7000 can take higher quality video. (Again, I wouldn't worry about that, that's what video camera are for).

Those are the main differences. The D90 is a fantastic camera and as you can see the differences are not too different. If you go with the D90, it will still be a great camera for years to come. From what you are saying, in my opinion you should go with the D90.
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:36 am

Hello,

I can't speak for the D7000, but the D90 can definitely hold a candle with regards to more modern cameras, especially as higher ISOs. I guess the suppose the main drawbacks would be the lower FPS capability of the D90 (4.5fps) vs the D7000 (6fps) and megapixel count (if you like pixel peeping), but for all purposes, the D90 would be perfectly serviceable for general shooting IMO.

WIth regards to lenses, I'd definitely suggest getting the 70-300VR too. While it's not the best telephoto lens around, it performs very decently given it's price. It'd be nice to have the zoom range and the 70-300VR is pretty much relatively sharp throughout it's whole range (except near 300mm). Much spotting at airports other than MAN would almost certainly require a telephoto lens and it might come in handy then.

Here are some shots taken with the D90 70-300VR combo.


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Hope this helps!

Edit: Whoops, missed the post above by a bit.

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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:52 am

That's a tough choice. With great lenses you will get great pics from both however I believe the d7000 is more 'future proof' if you think you're going to keep upgrading your skills. I have a d7000 but image quality wise there isn't a big difference from what I've seen. The d7000 should be better in low light and have better dynamic range but again, I'm not sure with the right glass (and skill) you can easily tell the difference. If you do crop a lot or plan to do a lot of low-light photography, the d7000 should be the better choice. There are other differences that may mean more to you:

http://snapsort.com/compare/Nikon_D7000-vs-Nikon_D90
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:07 am

This really is becoming a tough choice, really appreciate all the advice and comments, but I think my choice is getting even harder now  
Quoting darthluke12694 (Reply 9):
It sounds like you the D90 would suit your needs better. However, I am one of those guys who if I am going to buy an expensive electronic or camera product, I want the newest.

I am exactly the same  

I think I may go for the d7000, and then eventually (next year or so) get the extra lens
 
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:07 pm

Quoting stuart1044 (Reply 12):
I think I may go for the d7000, and then eventually (next year or so) get the extra lens

Just remember, with either camera, you are making a fantastic choice. Both cameras will be great. It always isn't the camera, but the lens and also the person that makes the camera what it is. If you have the extra money, then go for the D7000. I'm sure you won't be disappointed. If you don't have enough money for the extra lens now, then go ahead and learn how to use the D7000. Learn all of the features inside and out, then move on to the next lens.
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:45 am

Quoting darthluke12694 (Reply 13):
then go ahead and learn how to use the D7000. Learn all of the features inside and out, then move on to the next lens.

Brilliant advice...well should be making the purchase next week. Will let everyone know how I get on.

Thanks for all the comments guys!
 
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:57 am

I am a huge fan of the D90. It is a strong camera,and a workhorse.
 
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:26 pm

Hey Guys

Purchased and picked up the D7000 today, its a beast!

So much more flexability than my D60, gonna take a while to master it. Should have some shots soon, trying to get out over the next couple of days.

Thanks for all the comments/advice.

Cheers
 
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:38 pm

Stuart, what lens did you get with D7K?
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:18 pm

Hey

I got the 18-105 VR (Nikkor) as it came as part of the kit. I am looking at a 70-300 in the new year though.

First results on non-aviation shots with it are stunning, such a good camera
 
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RE: Nikon D90 Thoughts

Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:35 pm

The purchase has been made, but for anyone else that looks at this thread I can also vouch for the D90.
I have one with the 70-300VR, the Tokina 11-16 and lately with the 28-300VR and I am very pleased with it!
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