Getting started with Nikon, the D7000

Around September, I made the decision to switch to a system that supports full-frame imaging sensors. I currently have all of my previous gear on consignment, so I’ve only been able to get a few things to hold my photography over until it is liquidated. I was hoping that consignment would be quick and painless, but it looks like it will take a long time to get most things sold off. While I could handle everything myself by selling online, I don’t particularly like the risk and other issues that come with it.

I was able to pick up a few tools in the new system that I could use to get started with. More specifically a Nikon D7000 and a 50mm f1.8g lens. Half of it is thanks to a friend that offered up his D7000 for a good price. So far, I’m liking it. The taller grip makes holding the camera easier and having dual SD card slots is an interesting feature.

I’ve done a few simple photo sessions as I attempt to learn my new tools.

Testing continuous AF with automatic 3D tracking.

I’ll be talking a lot more about the D7000 in later articles, but I will say now that it is a solid camera and should be more than sufficient for my second camera body. Output wise, pretty similar to the Pentax K-5. Eventually, I plan on getting a D600 and a few additional prime lenses with a FP/HS Sync capable TTL flash hopefully.

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