Serious doubts on the D7100 at high ISO

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Serious doubts on the D7100 at high ISO
Mar 25, 2013

Just had my d7100 on friday and tried it in various situations landscape, portrait with the wide tokina 11-16, 16-50 and the nikon tele 300/4 AF-S. I tried various combo at iso 400/800 and 1600 with most default settings or my usual settings near to default.
I've to say that, as you can see in the following samples, i find a lot of noise at 1600 iso (not good for me) while images look acceptable at 800 and 400 iso (even if i expected a lot more).
I've been shooting for the last 4 years also  with a D90, that i consider for the price a great camera, for professional and business purposes.

I don't like the post processing of any photo, i consider the post processing something different from photography.
D7100 seems to be slightly better than the D90 at base iso (100/200) but not as expected.
I've read a lot of post in this forum with real world samples of the D7100 at 3200 iso that seem perfect or very very good and this was main reason for my D7100 purchase (one of the first in Italy). Honestly my results do not show all that perfection.
Maybe there's something I'm missing but, at the moment i can't say to be really satisfied.

Waiting for your comments and suggestions. Thank you

D7100 + Tokina 16-50 F8 1/250 - Iso 1600 - Matrix

D7100 + Tokina 16-50 F8 1/250 - Iso 1600 - Matrix 100% crop

D7100 + Nikon AF-S 300/4 F8 1/1600 - Iso 1600 Matrix

D7100 + Nikon AF-S 300/4 1/1600 - Iso 1600 Matrix 100% crop

D7100 + Nikon AF-S 300/4 F13 1/4000 Matrix - Iso 1600

D7100 + Nikon AF-S 300/4 F13 1/4000 Matrix - Iso 1600 100% crop

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