Photos by MJ Klein
We bought a new camera recently – the Nikon D7000. Our Nikon D80 is showing it’s age and it was time for an upgrade after 6 years. We tend to keep and use our equipment for a long time, so when we upgrade it makes sense for us to buy premium products that will last.
We’re using the Sigma lens we bought several years ago as it works very well with this camera and has Optical Stabilization.
Of course we have some test shots for you!
The D7000 has auto-ISO like all upper end Nikon DSLRs. This shot was taken by the light of the streetlight and auto-ramped up to ISO 6400 (which is the maximum for auto ISO) (Editors Note: ISO 6400 is the out-of-the-box setting. You can set the D7000 for auto-ISO up to 28,000 in the setup menu). For a streetlight photo, the white-balance is pretty good I would say.
Everyone knows that I love night shots, and clearly this rig can handle low light situations very well.
Believe it or not, the focus locked on this subject. Amazing!
Compare this night shot with the one below:
I’m still making adjustments because the colors aren’t popping yet. I don’t post-process; I get the shots I want right out of the camera. I’ll have it adjusted the way I like soon enough and the colors will be bright just like I had the D80 setup.
So, what do you think of these test shots?