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Trading a 7D for a Nikon D7100?!?!

 
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May 22, 2013 12:45 |  #31

jdizzle wrote in post #15954811 (external link)
Hates? What is it about the camera she hates? Does she expect magic when using green box mode? ;)

She's a talented photographer with plenty of knowledge. Suggesting she uses Green Box Mode is absurd.


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May 22, 2013 12:50 |  #32

Birdwatcher86 wrote in post #15956684 (external link)
Not sure you completely understand what I meant here... I mean this is what I'm looking for in the sense that the poster gave an actual example of real world experience with the camera. No matter positive or negative. And yes I agree hates is a strong word. But it was an opinion non the less. As I have said before, I am not convinced I am switching... it's a matter of discussion.

Again thanks for the replies!

An opinion is nice and all but, that poster hasn't used Nikon gear to the fullest. For all I know it's a bunch of air if you ask me. :) I still own Canon gear and it's getting used a lot less these days. I have my reasons for using Nikon since it's a better fit for my shooting atm.




  
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May 22, 2013 12:59 |  #33

shedberg wrote in post #15956985 (external link)
She's a talented photographer with plenty of knowledge. Suggesting she uses Green Box Mode is absurd.

She probably is but, maybe you can fill in why she "hates" those cameras.




  
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May 22, 2013 13:00 |  #34

jdizzle wrote in post #15957031 (external link)
She probably is but, maybe you can fill in why she "hates" those cameras.

I did, see the post immediately before the one you quoted.


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May 22, 2013 13:12 |  #35

jdizzle wrote in post #15957003 (external link)
An opinion is nice and all but, that poster hasn't used Nikon gear to the fullest. For all I know it's a bunch of air if you ask me. :) I still own Canon gear and it's getting used a lot less these days. I have my reasons for using Nikon since it's a better fit for my shooting atm.

Yes, you are right, it is more informative to hear from someone that has been on both sides of the fence so to speak such as yourself. I am definitely going to take the advice on renting the camera. I just wanted to get a preliminary feel about the device before throwing around some $$


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May 22, 2013 13:13 |  #36

To OP, the key thing I picked from your original post was that you like your 7d. This alone may be a reason to stay with it. Whether or not canon or nikon are better is being thrashed around so many internet forums now that there is no wrong or right answer. What is correct though is which one you prefer. Personally I started with Canon so now most canon cameras I pick up are somewhat familiar. I would be slow to move from them for that alone. I do know that if I switched tomorrow that I would pick up the new system fast enough but I am not sure I want to.

If it is possible to rent or borrow a d7100, it may as said be a good idea to do this. It may also (and this is only my thinking) be better just to buy the lens you had originally wanted and take nice photos with a camera you already know you are happy with,

Enjoy either way and if you can post some existing photos you have on the 7d thread, we can compare them to ones you take with nikon should you go that way for the next canon/nikon bashing session.
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May 22, 2013 13:19 |  #37

a_roadbiker wrote in post #15956881 (external link)
I don't know if I can agree that the 7D is an aging platform. It has only been out for a few years and by all accounts it is a great camera. . . IMO, if you are happy with and used to the camera, why go through the exercise of swapping it and your lenses for a Nikon, or any other for that matter.

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Well, we can probably agree that it is starting to age some considering Canon will probably be replacing it with a new mark II soon... doesn't mean that it is inferior by any sort of the imagination.

And yes, I am not too keene on the idea of swapping out lenses and so forth, so this is a really good point. I am happy with my camera, I'm just curious about other prospects. Only way to solve this, like others have mentioned, is to rent :)


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May 22, 2013 13:33 |  #38

Birdwatcher86 wrote in post #15957085 (external link)
Yes, you are right, it is more informative to hear from someone that has been on both sides of the fence so to speak such as yourself. I am definitely going to take the advice on renting the camera. I just wanted to get a preliminary feel about the device before throwing around some $$

If you decide to rent, I would highly suggest trying the 3D AF tracking. It is superb for moving subjects. The way it works is that your AF point moves along with your subject as you pan. It really works. :)




  
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May 22, 2013 13:41 |  #39

^^^ that sounds really neat :)


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May 22, 2013 14:01 |  #40

I know it has been mentioned a few times, but feeling it in your hand is a definite factor. I borrowed a D7000 to shoot a multi-night event at my school a few years ago (I would have used my 10D, but it was in a dimly lit auditorium and I needed to deal with available lighting, so I needed the ISO performance).

I loved the camera, and it was definitely a treat being able to use a modern body after so many years with my aging 10D, but it never felt right in my hands. 800 shots later, and I felt the same way. Sure, the build quality felt fantastic, but I think that it was designed for someone with rather small hands (mine are pretty large), yet even still, the body is very "boxy" and it seems like it would be difficult for even a smaller handed person to comfortably wrap around the grip.

In all, I thought I was going to love using it at the beginning too, so nothing beats getting to try it out for yourself.


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May 22, 2013 14:50 |  #41

Birdwatcher86 wrote in post #15957186 (external link)
^^^ that sounds really neat :)

It is. :) I'm also living Auto ISO with my Nikons too. :) Anyways, here's a sample thread on FM. You will find some bird shots in there too.

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May 22, 2013 15:27 |  #42

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The D7100 had more noise at all ISO levels than the D7000, and the AF was no better.

This DOES NOT mirror my findings. The 7100 AF is superb to the 7000 and I find it a stop better in the ISO range. She had more than just AF probs if that was the case.


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May 22, 2013 16:08 |  #43

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What exactly was wrong with the D7000/7100?

"Originally Posted by shedberg
One of my shooting buddies has a D7000 that she hates, so she bought a D7100. She returned the D7100 4 days later because it was worse than the D7000."

Saying someone hates something is very strong and should be followed up with details.

First reaction you should know right away, wrong person with wrong opinion. women and complex electronics, it's like water and oil, they don't mix.

oops!!!


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May 22, 2013 16:10 |  #44

Oh, btw, I see Costco carries D7100 at their stores...and with some discount too.


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May 22, 2013 16:14 |  #45

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First reaction you should know right away, wrong person with wrong opinion. women and complex electronics, it's like water and oil, they don't mix.

oops!!!

I bet she's a much better photographer than you. ;)


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