"The D7000 is Nikon's best DSLR ever" - Ken Rockwell - Part 4 - 50mm f/1.2 and interim conclusion.

Nikon D7000 50mm f/1.2 MF
Nikon 7000 50mm f/1.2 Manual Focus lens.

Since its possible to use this lens with the D7000, I took the opportunity to take some test shots at f/8 on a tripod just to see what the camera / sensor was capable of.

Nikon D7000 50mm f/1.2 MF

Nikon D7000 50mm f/1.2 MF

Nikon D7000 50mm f/1.2 MF

As expected, beautifully crisp and sharp, with excellent colour. Not much more to say apart from that.


So is it Nikons best DSLR ever? as Ken Rockwell says. Well I can't answer that since I haven't used all of Nikons DSLR's. I can say its the best Nikon DSLR I've ever used, and the best DSLR I've ever used.

Its well built and designed.
It handles beautifully, with a great layout.
It takes superb pictures from low to high ISO.
Its very fast to use.
The multi-point AF system is really good. I'm always a bit suspicious of these but I haven't been able to fool it yet.
Metering is again superb.

There's no doubt in my mind that this camera can handle virtually anything I ask it to. It also seems to be able to handle it all on full auto as well. In the coming weeks I'll be using it more and writing about what happens.