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January 2011

Inside a Nikon D7000--Tear one Apart and Look!

Chipworks has dissected a Nikon D7000 and candidly reveals what they found. From the new Sony imager to 512MB of Static RAM it is impressive to see what's packed between our palms when we squeeze the trigger. If you've never gotten a behind the scenes tour of a Nikon service facility this is the best way to get a sneak peek!

 

 

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Chipworks has dissected a Nikon D7000 and candidly reveals what they found. From the new Sony imager to 512MB of Static RAM it is impressive to see what's packed between our palms when we squeeze the trigger. If you've never gotten a behind the scenes tour of a Nikon service facility this is the best way to get a sneak peek!




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Switching to a new digital Nikon slr - suggestions?

Hi. I'm a commercial product photographer (though business is soooo slow I can barely say that I am actually a photographer any more - but that's another topic). I have been shooting with a Nikon D1X tethered to my mac laptop. I use Nikon Capture Control to shoot my images, fully controlling my camera from the laptop (except focusing).

The quality of the images being produced from my Nikon D1x has gotten so bad that I have finally decided to get myself another one. So, here is the feedback I'm looking for:

1 - Have the new Nikon cmos sensors gotten better so that they do not have any problems with blotches of green and red color?

2 - Which Nikon DSLRs would have the features I'm looking for (see below)? I do not want to spend another $6000 for a camera body. I called a nearby store and they said the 7000 is a quality camera but there were issues with software being available that would allow me to to operate the camera, from my laptop.

some important features:

- Lighter than the D1X as I want to carry it around and take nature shots, etc. as well as using it in the studio. That D1X is a backbreaker!
- I want to activate the shutter of my camera using the laptop and have the image immediately appear in my laptop.
- be able to hook in a cable release for portraits
- be able to hook in a pro strobe pack
- be able to use menus to set up white balance,etc.
- manual override of course
- I really dislike the little pictures of flowers, mountains, etc. on the shutter ring (if you know what I mean) so the absence of those would be a plus.

I'm sure there are more - but I'm drawing a blank. You know - all the pro necessities!

thanks for your feedback

FS: Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens USA

Excellent condition.
2 years old.

$1100

Email: trm6346@yahoo.com

FS: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black) USA

Excellent condition, just never use this lens for what I typically shoot. 2 Years old.

$1200

email: trm6346@yahoo.com

FS: Nikon Zoom Super Wide Angle AF-S Zoom Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Lens was bought new and never used. Perfect condition.
Great wide angle zoom.
I own the 14-24mm too, dont need them both.
Have hardshell case for it.
$1200

Email: trm6346@yahoo.com

Question for all wildlife and birding photogs:

I currently own 2 simi suitable lenses for this sort of work: a 70-200mm 2.8, and an 80-400mm 4.0-5.6. Both drive me nuts.
The 70-200 replete with a 2TC give me 400mm, but it's still not enough to catch truly wild shots at a distance, and the 80-400 is just too slow.
Sp, what lense to the true birding and wildlife guys use or prefer? I'm contemplatingthe 400mm 2.8, but at 9K it's got me a bit taken aback.

FS: D3 Body..Excellent Condition

I am down sizing as previously mentioned. D3 USA with box and all accessories. Extra battery included. <2,100 shutter clicks. No marks, rubs, etc. LCD has protective plastic Hoodman cover since day 1. Latest software and Sensor Cleaned.

Price $2,650

PayPal: robertomson@hotmail.com or send PM

16GB CF cards for D300s


I would like to get some 16GB CF cards for my new D300s (finally cleaned out the attic) but note that the Nikon manuals list of 16GB cards is somewhat out of date with the current offerings on the market i.e. Sandisk Extreme III/IV (45x/60x).

Has anyone used any of the current 16GB cards in a D300s (e.g. the Lexar Professional 300x cards B&H has on special)? TIA.

Mark

Myanmar Travel Guide–Visiting and Photographing Burma

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