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    Cool New D7000 Owner - Upgrade from D3100

    New D7000 Owner - Upgrade from D3100
    Proud new owner of a D7000 and a 24-120mm VR lens. This will suit my needs for a while and once funds build up again I will be in the market for a Prime 400 or 500mm, instead of a variable zoom. Opinions, and is this possible under $500? -- Remember I'm a poor student...

    Could someone point me in the right direction of some intuitive videos on the D7000, button layout, menu layout, meanings-deffinitions, controls, etc? Like I said, this look slike a massive learning curve. I just noticed that it doesn't shoot 6fps anytime, but only in primo lighting, is this right? The D3100 would take it's slow 3fps in any condition, the D7000 took a 5fps burst then stopped then a 2fps, stopped re-focused and took a few 1fps with focuses inbetween instead of taking shots while focusing... I had the ISO around 800 or 1000, 1/30 and f/3.5 to help it out and that's what I got. Also on M mode and CH (Is this continuous high?)

    It would appear that I am due for another steep learning curve on this D7000, what is my max print suggestion size? 20x30"?


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    Re: New D7000 Owner - Upgrade from D3100

    A good place to start http://www.nikonusa.com/en_US/o/sW8R...tor/index.html

    and of course your manual.
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    Re: New D7000 Owner - Upgrade from D3100

    New D7000 Owner - Upgrade from D3100
    I will be enjoying some Tutorials from Jared Polin as I fall asleep tonight. His videos helped me get great shots out of the simple D3100.

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    Re: New D7000 Owner - Upgrade from D3100

    I've printed 30 inches with D300 files
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    Re: New D7000 Owner - Upgrade from D3100

    Congrats! Check out grandpaw's D7000 tips thread http://nikonites.com/d7000/6230-new-...#axzz2djQrO0am

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    Not a Video, but...

    Probably one of the best books to introduce you to all the features, buttons and menu items is the D8100 Digital Field Guide. And let me emphasize it IS what it says it is, a field guide; meaning the book is long on "what" and less long on "how". By that I mean it's great at telling you 'what' all the buttons and switches and menus do but not so in depth about 'how' to use them creatively. There is some of the latter, enough to get you started, but that's not the emphasis of this book. This book, in my opinion, is what the manual that came with your camera *should* have been.


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    Re: New D7000 Owner - Upgrade from D3100

    I have New D7000 Owner - Upgrade from D3100David Busch's Compact Field guide for the Nikon D7000. Far better reference than the Nikon manual.
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    Re:continuous shooting

    If you are shooting in raw on continuous high (CH), the buffer will fill up in a second or 2 and slow down the rate as the buffer clears. You can get all jpg's you need in a burst though. Also shooting in af-c with focus priority selected will also randomly slow things down if re-focus is required. Release priority will give you full speed (until buffer fills if shooting raw), but possibly out of focus shots.
    I find this document very helpful:
    http://www.pixelfinesse.com/_docs/D7..._Explained.pdf
    Pay attention to the a3 menu setting. I keep mine off for the most part, but be aware of it.

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    Re: New D7000 Owner - Upgrade from D3100

    books....
    I didn't care for the Digital Field Guide mentioned above. It just seemed to basic. I did get a lot from the d3100 Digital Field Guide from the same author and kept it in my bag. Maybe because of my d3100 experience I didn't get much from the d7000 version. In retrospect, like Horoscope said, it is a field guide so my expectations were off. I did get a lot from Amazon.com: David Busch's Nikon D7000 Guide to Digital SLR Photography (9781435459427): David D. Busch: Books This is the full version of the book that Riverside mentioned above. It has a lot more of the 'why?' that I was looking for.

    The d7000 has been out for a good while though, so you should be able to find all the explanations you need online for free.

    In the early days, I wrote down my favorite settings and did menu resets often to force myself to get comfortable diving through the menus and putting things back the way I wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickt View Post
    books....
    I didn't care for the Digital Field Guide mentioned above. It just seemed to basic. I did get a lot from the d3100 Digital Field Guide from the same author and kept it in my bag. Maybe because of my d3100 experience I didn't get much from the d7000 version. In retrospect, like Horoscope said, it is a field guide so my expectations were off. I did get a lot from Amazon.com: David Busch's Nikon D7000 Guide to Digital SLR Photography (9781435459427): David D. Busch: Books This is the full version of the book that Riverside mentioned above. It has a lot more of the 'why?' that I was looking for.
    I have Darrell Young's Mastering the Nikon D7000 and read it (didn't bother with the video section as I don't do video) but preferred the field guide for quick reference purposes.

    The d7000 has been out for a good while though, so you should be able to find all the explanations you need online for free.

    In the early days, I wrote down my favorite settings and did menu resets often to force myself to get comfortable diving through the menus and putting things back the way I wanted.





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