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Nikon 60mm f/2.8 - worth upgrading to the Nikon 60mm f/2.8D or AF-S

20 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

I have a Nikon 60mm f/2.8 lens - note that it is not the 'D' version. The lens is in great shape optically but because it is an older model I was looking into replacing it. I'll be shooting it in a D7000, and I shoot manual mode.

Based on the research I've done so far, there doesn't seem to be much of a benefit to upgrading.

Upgrade to Nikon 60mm f/2.8D:
  • According to Rockwell (http://www.kenrockwe...ikortek.htm#afd) it would see that the only benefit to the D is helping the camera choose the correct exposure. If I'm shooting manual, that shouldn't matter, correct?
Upgrade to Nikon 60mm f/2.8AF-S:
  • I don't need to auto focus in the lens because I have a D7000 so no benefit.

I would appreciate people's thoughts.


Considering new Nikon D7000 - would appreciate comments/alternatives

14 September 2012 - 05:29 AM

I've been looking for a new setup for a little while, and I am leaning towards a Nikon D7000. I currently shoot a Oly e330 with Ikelite housing and Ikelite DS125 strobe.

My current camera is obviously out of date, so that's the primary reason I'm looking. What do I want to get out of a camera?

- better low light shooting
- high MP
- video
- would like to keep and re-use my strobe

I like everything from Macro to fish portraits to wide angle.

I have to say I'm a fan of the Ikelite housings (probably because I've never had issues) and like the modular port options. Not stuck on this, but they do seem like a good economical solution.

Anyway, what I would appreciate is the following:
1) What other camera's with similar strengths, and cost, should I be looking at
2) What are the downsides of the D7000?
3) If I do go with the D7000, what lenses would you recommend?



Time of a new DSLR / Housing - how to decide which one

12 September 2012 - 12:54 PM

I currently have an Oly e330 with Ikelite housing and a single DS160 strobe. Currently only have 3 lenses.

I'm looking at upgrading and I am really struggling to even begin to decide. There are so many options now, and so many price ranges.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had thoughts on how to approach this.