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#1 Scotttyd

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:10 AM

So I am having trouble locting a Nikon d7000 - does anybody know who has them in stock? Most of the usual suspects are out of stock (reef, backscatter, adorama, B&H photo)

#2 pmooney

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:17 AM

I can help - Australia may be just a bit to far away......

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:32 AM

reef just got one in - looks like I got lucky - who thought it would be so hard to spend my money

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:14 AM

so the camera body is on order - it did not come with the kit lense 18-105. So, I need to get a general topside lense - should I get the 18-105, or for the same money I could get a 18-55 and a 55-200?

For underwater use I plan on getting a 60mm macro and a 10-17.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:21 PM

If you want a nice lens for a good price ($200), get the 35mm prime lens. Takes good portrait pics and very easy to carry your camera around as it is small and light...

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:31 PM

Aside from getting lucky, just talk to someone in Cameta/Adorama/B&H and pre-order it. Stock has been slim since the floods in Thailand.
I got lucky on Amazon, less than an hour after I bought mine they were out of stock.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:26 PM

If you want a nice lens for a good price ($200), get the 35mm prime lens. Takes good portrait pics and very easy to carry your camera around as it is small and light...



the only issue is that it doesn't have any zoom to it - not really versitile enough for vactions/ etc.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:40 PM

the only issue is that it doesn't have any zoom to it - not really versitile enough for vactions/ etc.

The 35mm is a good cheap lens. A lower cost alternative is a 18-55mm. It came as a kit lens on the Nikon D40. A lot of people like the 18-200mm as well. Although you can pick up a cheap 18-55 and 55-200 used fairly easily.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:15 PM

Aside from getting lucky, just talk to someone in Cameta/Adorama/B&H and pre-order it. Stock has been slim since the floods in Thailand.
I got lucky on Amazon, less than an hour after I bought mine they were out of stock.


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:42 PM

The VR version of the 18-55mm lens is very cheap and a versatile lens for both above and underwater. The VR helps for video, too.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:48 PM

Sigma 17-70 is a good choice for both above and below.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:37 AM

I agree that Nikon 18-55 is good,lightweight lens suitable for trips e.t.c.

Edited by GiannisRethymno, 26 January 2012 - 12:38 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:44 AM

Very popular line-up of lenses for the D7000 are mentioned above and supported by most housing mfgs. You are on track with two of the best. The Tokina 10-17mm is fantastic and consider adding the Kenko 1.4 teleconverter to it. Can't go wrong with the 60mm. Honestly I can travel with just those three pcs. But down the road the Sigma 17-70mm is a great "don't know what you will see" underwater lens and good dry land walk-around. Most eventually add the Nikon 105mm for Macro. Lots of other good lenses used by others and new one always coming out.

Edited by NWDiver, 26 January 2012 - 07:45 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:09 AM

Check Helix camera in Chicago, I got one there last week!