The Nikon D7000 is the best general-purpose DSLR I’ve ever purchased and the camera I recommend for most users, except for those that must have a full-frame body. There are some point and shoot cameras that take pretty good photos, but nothing beats a good DSLR. They offer much more control and much better optics than any point and shoot. They’re not the most mobile solution, but it’s a trade off that I’m willing to make in most situations.
Here is a photo I shot last night with my Nikon D7000 and Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 zoom lens. This is exactly the image I had in mind when I took the photo. This is how it came out of my camera, with only minor adjustments applied to the RAW file while converting it into a JPG using iPhoto. No tweaking or Photoshop involved beyond contrast and levels adjustments, which are a must w/ RAW photos since they’re not processed in-camera like JPGs are.
So what do you think this is a photo of? I’ll give you a hint – I shot it in San Francisco.
Put your guesses in the comments section below and the GBM reader that has the best/most accurate guess gets a $100 gift card to their choice of Amazon.com, Best Buy or Apple (Apple Store or iTunes). If more than one person gets it right/near right we’ll pull a random # from Random.org of all the comments in that group. You may submit up to one guess per day. If nobody comes close, I’ll start dropping hints in updates to this post, so check back soon.
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Click the above thumbnail for a larger version of the photo.