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#1 littlemermaid

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 09:56 AM

I just recently ordered a Nauticam d300s housing after having my camera for about a year....now after reading the latest reviews I am wondering if I should cancel my order and buy the d7000 instead. Hmmmm....any thoughts?

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 12:17 AM

I highly doubt it matters. The d300s is an excellent camera, and the 2 probably give you similar images.
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 02:35 PM

I highly doubt it matters. The d300s is an excellent camera, and the 2 probably give you similar images.



I think you are right...camera and housing in hand after waiting so long is more important to me at this point. I'm sure I will love it and it will be a step up from my old D200 and L&M housing ; )

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 11:03 AM

I moved up from a D-200 to a D-300 which was supposibly a huge step and didn't notice any big difference so I have decided that my D-300 is it for 5 more years. Since the D-700 is less of a jump from the D-300s I would stay with what you have and get my gear fix in other ways.

If you are a macro guy like me try a subsee or a t/c and try to get super macro shots. Alternatively, a wide angle guy might try 4 strobes.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:19 AM

I currently have a D300, and went so far as to order a D7000 for the better low light (Northeast diver) and video capability. But I have since changed my mind, and will wait for the D400 (or whatever) to come out. I'm hoping it will be out soon, but can live with the D300 for now if it isn't.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:57 PM

1/8000 but no strobe sync. For sunball shots don't you want to light the foreground subject? If starting from scratch the D-700 is the way to go. However, to trade up just for underwater use seems unwarrented unless you want video.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 07:01 AM

Alex Mustard's review is pretty clear: the D7000 is possibly the most versatile and highest-quality Nikon for underwater use. It's possibly less useful than the D300s for surface photography, in my opinion, but it's a lot better for videography and the sensor is, no question, better.

Having said that, my D300s is markedly better than my D200, and I'm very happy!

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 07:04 AM

If starting from scratch the D-700 is the way to go.


I'm not so sure: you are more likely to want a tighter lens for macrophotography and it's harder to shoot fisheye images with a full-frame sensor. The effect of a mis-matched dome port on wide-angle lenses is likely to be greater, too.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:24 AM

If I could throw my 2 cents in here....

First it looks like the op asked about the D300s versus the D7000, and many people are throwing the D300 and D700 into the mix.... don't know if it's type-o's or people are mixing the cameras up.

I highly doubt it matters. The d300s is an excellent camera, and the 2 probably give you similar images.


True, but the D7000 is using a new sensor, which from looking at comparison data seems to be far superior to even some full frame stuff out there now. From what I understand the D300s is using the same sensor as the Nikon D90.

Now whether you like Ken Rockwell or not, he did an interesting high ISO comparison of the D7000, D300 (not D300s) D700, and Canon 5d mk II. Worth a read. He says, and I agree that the D7000 beats even the full frame D700 and 5d mk II when it comes to shooting at high ISO's. http://www.kenrockwe...3-iso/index.htm

Rockwell also did a comparison of sharpness between the D7000 and D700, where again, the 7000 seems to have the edge. http://www.kenrockwe...x-sharpness.htm

Again, this is really splitting hairs here - both are great cameras and with a good photographer, both will allow you to take remarkable images, but I do think the D7000 has an edge.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:04 AM

Im taking 3 D7000s to Africa, so we'll see. I also have a D3s, so i can see if the D7000 annoys me compared to the D7000 in daily use.
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:59 AM

Nikon D7000 camera is brilliant to hold and use.
It has 100% view finder! Big bright with 100% coverage. No more guessing of your framing. (It is not as bright as the D700. However, it is 100% vice 95%) Or 016-Segment RGB Meter- for spot on exposure and white balance--No one touches Nikon on this and this one is fantastic.
Nikon D7000 camera contains a ton of built-in settings : in addition to the basics like Standard, Normal, Landscape, etc, you also get all the various Scene modes, which are basically variations on those main settings.
The Nikon D7000 features a magnesium alloy casing, a sealing gasket for optimum protection against dust and moisture. This is not a real tropicalization like its big brothers but we expect that the level of protection is already sufficient for most uses to which this unit will be designed.video mode can record full HD (1920 x 1080): dedicated record button, video autofocus AF-F with continuous autofocus while recording, external mic for stereo - the microphone is mono injury.

Edited by Alex_Mustard, 23 February 2011 - 06:17 AM.