The Myths and spirit of Nikon D7100
What do you need to use these new cameras from Nikon?
- Speedy and large cards
- Sandisk 95 MB/s 64 GB. Or at least 45 MB/s but no less.
- Spare battery for whole day shooting
- 4-core computer with plenty of RAM and storage
- Use MB-D15 battery grip to increase stability
Train your handholding technics to avoid smash
I've used Nikkor AF-S 50 and AF-S 28 fixes, Tokina 124, Sigma 17-70 HSM, Tamron 28-75 and Nikkor 70-300VR
All lenses show its bests with D7100. Only AF-S50 at f/1.4-2.0, 28-75 at f/2.8 and AF-S70-300VR at 300mm f/5,6 were actually outresolved by too high pixel density. All other lens and F-number combinations show distinguishable increase in resolution, at least in large center area.
Optimum resolution reached at f/5.6 and at f/8 you already see diffraction caused loss of resolution.
So you can use just any lenses which bests at f/5.6. 18-105VR is silly when paired with D7100, because it reaches maximum resolution at f/11. Also super-ultrazooms will suck.
Well, D7100 isn't rumored D4x or D4 with D600's sensor.
Both holding and shooting with D7100 makes tons of pleasure to you and with some intermediate skills I DON'T MISS SINGLE PHOTO from 2500+ shoots in 2 weeks. Seriously, from 1st shot it never produced technically unsuitable picture in any possible condition.
It fits all my needs as:
- point and shoot camera for Sunday walking
- reportage (including wedding)
- portrait and product shot
- landscape and cityscape
- street and family photo
Even before D7100 I've feel that only D4x will fits all my needs in single body. Now with D7100 at hand I can easily wait for D4x and never feel myself sorrowful because of missed photo opportunity of better cameras.
Because D7100 is worthy enough just not to look at D600/D800 for general photography. Or be good complementary to D4-D800 for working pro.
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