First Concert with the D7000

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and all I can say is I'm very happy with the D7000.

Settings:

Mode: Manual
Shutter: 1/400 (1/250-1/500)
Aperture: f/4 (f2.8-f/4)
ISO: 2000
WB: Custom 4350
Quality: NEF

Lenses: 85 1.8, 50 1.8 & 35 1.8

Processed in LR3.

This was a Old School dance music show at Mohegan Sun Arena.

The complete set can be seen here:

http://www.pbase.com/miguelcinct/03052011

1. Color Me Badd
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2.
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3. Nice & Smooth
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4. TKA/K7
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5. Rakim
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6. Bobby Brown
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7. Lisa-Lisa
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8. MC Hammer
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9. Stevie B
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Those are beautiful pictures. It gives me hope for my D7000.

I hope you enjoyed the bluegrass music festival!
 
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Great shots Miguel. I can't believe the guy from Color Me Bad has gained. Glad to hear hammer still got the moves. How much better/happier would you say you are with your D-7000 vs the D-90? Significant difference other than the high ISO performance?
 
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Great shots Miguel. I can't believe the guy from Color Me Bad has gained. Glad to hear hammer still got the moves. How much better/happier would you say you are with your D-7000 vs the D-90? Significant difference other than the high ISO performance?

Thanks Manny.

Besides the high ISO performance I found the autofocus to be more accurate on the 7000 with my prime lenses.

With the D-90 the 35mm had a lot of trouble tracking moving objects in AF-C. The 85mm was better then the 35, but still had a little trouble tracking. The 50mm was probably the best on the D-90.

On the 7000 all three lenses track perfect in AF-C and I really didn't get any out of focus images at this concert.

I did a few quick test shots with both bodies and I really didn't see much of a difference in image quality. When I have some free time I will do some high ISO comparisons.

Settings were the same for both cameras.

Picture Control: Standard (Default Settings)
ISO: 200
WB: Custom
Shutter: 1/160sec
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 50mm (18-105mm)
Quality: JPG Fine
Adobe RGB

These are 100% crops.

Straight out of camera. No PP.

D7000
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D90
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Thanks for the comparison Miguel. It's funny but I have waited for that camera for such a long time (currently a D5000) and after reading some many back focus, front focus, blah, blah issues it has really turned me off. It is nice to see some people who are actually enjoying it. Now I need to make a decision to either get the macro lens that I want (Bugma), the d7000 body only or a D90 with a 70-300 vr. Still not sure what direction to go. I regret getting the D5000 to almost immediately notice it's limitations.



Thanks Manny.

Besides the high ISO performance I found the autofocus to be more accurate on the 7000 with my prime lenses.

With the D-90 the 35mm had a lot of trouble tracking moving objects in AF-C. The 85mm was better then the 35, but still had a little trouble tracking. The 50mm was probably the best on the D-90.

On the 7000 all three lenses track perfect in AF-C and I really didn't get any out of focus images at this concert.

I did a few quick test shots with both bodies and I really didn't see much of a difference in image quality. When I have some free time I will do some high ISO comparisons.

Settings were the same for both cameras.

Picture Control: Standard (Default Settings)
ISO: 200
WB: Custom
Shutter: 1/160sec
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 50mm (18-105mm)
Quality: JPG Fine
Adobe RGB

These are 100% crops.

Straight out of camera. No PP.

D7000
http://www.pbase.com/miguelcinct/image/133036179.jpg

D90
http://www.pbase.com/miguelcinct/image/133036182.jpg
 
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Thanks for the comparison Miguel. It's funny but I have waited for that camera for such a long time (currently a D5000) and after reading some many back focus, front focus, blah, blah issues it has really turned me off. It is nice to see some people who are actually enjoying it. Now I need to make a decision to either get the macro lens that I want (Bugma), the d7000 body only or a D90 with a 70-300 vr. Still not sure what direction to go. I regret getting the D5000 to almost immediately notice it's limitations.

You're welcome Manny.

I didn't hear of any of the problems until I bought the body and came on here to read about it. Fortunately, I have had none of the issues other are experiencing with their D7000's.

I really didn't need the 7000, but after having the D3 I missed the high ISO quality, that was where my D90 lacked, for me. So that's what made me decide to go with the D7000.

It's hard deciding what gear to buy, but I guess it really comes down to what you shoot and what would suit your shooting style best.

Like I said I had the D3, 24-70 and the 80-200, but I wasn't really making money and couldn't justify having so much invested in gear. So I downsized to a smaller body and a few prime lenses and it works for me.
 
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