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Old 09-15-2013, 12:40 AM
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That is a very nice camera. Fairly lightweight and the optical zoom is pretty incredible - 25mm to 500mm with image stabilization. Weight is respectable also at 7.4 ounces.

Yeah, so far so good. One of the things that made me upgrade from one of its predecessors is its faster focusing ability and its decreased shutter lag. I don't like the delay that some of these compact cameras can have when taking shots. Of course, the DSLR spoils me.

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I have an Olympus "mu" weatherproof pocket camera at the moment...

I have been considering buying a Nikon D90 body and a Tamron lens, for those trips where weight isn't too critical, for a bit more flexibilty and a wider range of possibilities..



I finally "bit the bullet" in December, a full year after I wrote the above post, and bought myself a new DSLR, during the Christmas sales ...

'Time marches on', they say - so I ended up buying a Nikon D7000 body - not the latest 7100, but it is a few hundred dollars cheaper (the price of an extra lens !); along with two Sigma lenses (18-250 mm zoom, and a 10-20 mm 'wide view'); plus a Monfrotto tripod and Case Logic brand carry-bag..

This D7000 is a 16 Megapixel SLR, the model above the older D90 body. I will report further on this when I have taken a couple of thousand more photo's ~ but until then, what I can say for now is that it does seem to be pretty good value in the "bangs for the bucks" department !

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Old 02-02-2014, 03:42 PM
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Congrats on the new photography equipment. Sounds like an awesome setup.

I've been buying used cameras lately. If you can get a lightly used middle to high end camera, they seem to hold up pretty well. You can get some pretty decent savings too.

Looking forward to seeing some of your upcoming photos.

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