First Wedding with the Nikon D7000: Jason and Martine
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I received a Nikon D7000 last Thursday in anticipation of a wedding on the same Saturday. Two days is not the most optimal time to test new gear, but having owned or used a number of Nikon consumer DSLR bodies (D40, D5000, D90) I figured it would be an easy learning curve – and it was!
My second camera body, the Nikon D300s, sports a heavier and more rugged pro-body construction and the controls for Quality, White Balance and ISO are in a decidedly different position. At first, I thought that this difference would prove to be confusing… But honestly, you just have to have confidence that you CAN learn to use TWO cameras. Does a soldier only know how to use one gun?
The D7000 produces astonishingly clean and detailed results at high ISOs, into 3200. For reference, I shoot RAW and process in Lightroom 3, which boasts a very good noise reduction engine as well.
Here are 16 shots, from that weekend winter wedding. 8 from the D300s, and 8 from the D7000. If you recognize the couple, Jason and Martine, it’s because their fall engagement session has been on joshliba.com for a while! Fun, spontaneous, and so loving, these two were always smiling. Combined with a light-flooded, classic reception hall and THE BEST FOOD EVAR!!1!!1 What more could I possibly need? A camera that delivers up to ISO4000! :) The D7000 meets that challenge nicely. Most of the shots from the d7000 below are over ISO1250, up to ISO2000.
The D7000 is now *image quality-wise* my camera of choice. D300s still wins on ergonomics, build and handling.
Lenses used: Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC, Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8, Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro (ring shot only)
These shots and more in an upcoming gallery on joshliba.com!
I did a wedding the weekend AFTER this too, so I have some more D7000 samples coming soon.