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Old 07-13-2015, 09:35 PM   #1
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I've shot nothing but point and shoots for years. Paid a lot of money for some of them. I'm tired of the less than stellar pictures I'm getting and want to move up in the dslr photography world.

I have a chance to buy a Nikon d7000 body only for $400. I think this is a good deal from what I have read. It has great features and accepts lots of lenses.

Should I get it and if I do what one lens should be my first purchase to get started? Or am I going the wrong direction?
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:36 PM   #2
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$400 sounds like a good deal. How many shots on it?
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:39 PM   #3
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I'd start with a used D90. Anything around 80k actuations will have plenty of life left in it. Then go read everything you can by Ken Rockwell and start shooting. You will get addicted quickly so be aware that a camera hobby is potentially just as expensive and sometimes more so than a gun hobby

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Old 07-13-2015, 11:08 PM   #4
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I have a d7000 and it is nice. I am about to sell my stuff due to lack of use. I have a 70-200 and a 50 1.4 if interested. Plus a big flips side bag, tripod, filters, light room software never used etc.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:21 PM   #5
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The D7000 is awesome. I've been out of the game too long to know $400 is a good deal, but it probably is.
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:16 AM   #6
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I have a d7000 and it is nice. I am about to sell my stuff due to lack of use. I have a 70-200 and a 50 1.4 if interested. Plus a big flips side bag, tripod, filters, light room software never used etc.
I would be interested in LR and the 70-20mm. Is it the F/2.8 or F/4 with VR?

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Old 07-14-2015, 02:50 PM   #7
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Get it.

The advantage of the D7000 is you can use ANY Nikon lens on it, whether it's 5 months or 50 years old. Some of those older Nikon manual focus lenses are just superb, and are very affordable.
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Old 07-14-2015, 04:14 PM   #8
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Nice..............
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:36 PM   #9
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I would be interested in LR and the 70-20mm. Is it the F/2.8 or F/4 with VR?
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:06 PM   #10
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Get it.

The advantage of the D7000 is you can use ANY Nikon lens on it, whether it's 5 months or 50 years old. Some of those older Nikon manual focus lenses are just superb, and are very affordable.

This is EXACTLY why I chose the D7000.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:00 PM   #11
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I have a d7000 and it is nice. I am about to sell my stuff due to lack of use. I have a 70-200 and a 50 1.4 if interested. Plus a big flips side bag, tripod, filters, light room software never used etc.
Not to high jack but pm me if I'm not stepping on anyone's toes. I've been looking for a 50mm prime.
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Not to high jack but pm me if I'm not stepping on anyone's toes. I've been looking for a 50mm prime.
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