NIkon D7000 landscape camera

Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom
Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom

Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom
Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom

Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom
Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom

The D7000 confirmed my feelings that it is the best DSLR I've used. Its so fast and easy to use, and very well laid out. I've been using it with a handgrip and can operate everything I need to without moving my hand. With the camera to my eye I can change any settings I need to. AF is incredibly fast. 

Using the 10-24mm zoom the camera was focusing instantly. It was so fast that I thought I had turned off the AF by mistake. Even when going from close-up to distance it was still very fast and I had to turn on the beep to make sure that it was working!

Nikon D7000 10-24mm zoom
Nikon D7000 10-24mm zoom

Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom
Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom

Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom
Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom

As is often the case in locations like this I found myself using a longer lens. The 55-300mm is excellent for pulling in detail from some distance. Like most long zooms, its not at its best optically fully extended but it makes all sorts of pictures possible.

Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom
Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom
Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom
Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom

Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom
Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom

The D7000 is a very well designed and put together camera. It shows just how far digital cameras have come. There's no doubt in my mind that this camera could handle anything I asked it to do, from landscape and location work to studio and event work. Its extremely quick and responsive, with a superb sensor that works well from low to high ISO's, and allows a lot of shadow detail to be recovered. 

Problems? - 

The metering, if left unaltered, tends to err on the side of overexposure and I usually set it to -1/3 or 2/3 of a stop.

The anti-aliasing filter is a little strong, so I set the default sharpening in Photoshop a little higher than with other cameras.

Overall however its very impressive. Much nicer in the hand for me than Canon equivalents like the 7D for example with what feels like a better build quality. (It probably isn't, but it feels like it) 

Of course the end result is the most important and the images it produces are very pleasing. It strikes me that the colours are more saturated with this camera and the D5100 than other Nikons I've used in the past, which works well for what I take pictures of.

A very enjoyable camera to use, even with a bad back!

Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom
Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom

Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom
Nikon D7000 55-300mm zoom