My D300s to D7100 experience - no regrets.

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My D300s to D7100 experience - no regrets.
Apr 26, 2013
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krikman wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8646184929/the-myths-and-spirit-of-nikon-d7100

OK. So what's the idea?

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Re: My D300s to D7100 experience - no regrets.
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n057 wrote:

krikman wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8646184929/the-myths-and-spirit-of-nikon-d7100

OK. So what's the idea?

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Idea is to have gear not to talk about, but shoot with.

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krikman wrote:

n057 wrote:

krikman wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8646184929/the-myths-and-spirit-of-nikon-d7100

OK. So what's the idea?

JC
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Idea is to have gear not to talk about, but shoot with.

I totally agree. The link above does not show what you have shot though

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Re: My D300s to D7100 experience - no regrets.
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n057 wrote:

krikman wrote:

n057 wrote:

krikman wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8646184929/the-myths-and-spirit-of-nikon-d7100

OK. So what's the idea?

JC
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Idea is to have gear not to talk about, but shoot with.

I totally agree. The link above does not show what you have shot though

Some tests were posted here.

Some at http://photo.marktim.ru/calendarview/month/2013/-1/4

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krikman wrote:

n057 wrote:

krikman wrote:

n057 wrote:

krikman wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8646184929/the-myths-and-spirit-of-nikon-d7100

OK. So what's the idea?

JC
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Idea is to have gear not to talk about, but shoot with.

I totally agree. The link above does not show what you have shot though

Some tests were posted here.

Some at http://photo.marktim.ru/calendarview/month/2013/-1/4

Do you have any low-light hi-ISO examples? For example in a night club?

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Do you have any low-light hi-ISO examples? For example in a night club?

It is good idea go to night club instead of sittin' writin' articles here. And perfect excuse for my wife too...

"I go to night club just to test my equipment, honey! Don't worry, I don't go over ISO6400."

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Do you have any low-light hi-ISO examples? For example in a night club?

It is good idea go to night club instead of sittin' writin' articles here. And perfect excuse for my wife too...

"I go to night club just to test my equipment, honey! Don't worry, I don't go over ISO6400."

Haha! That's a good one.

But seriously, how is the RAW output under such conditions? It is a test of focusing under low light, and of what you can capture. I often find myself shooting at ISO1600 and 2.8 and 1/10th of a second. So, is ISO6400 good enough to let me increase the shutter speed to 1/80? That is important as I also do that at 200mm.

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n057 wrote:

krikman wrote:


Do you have any low-light hi-ISO examples? For example in a night club?

It is good idea go to night club instead of sittin' writin' articles here. And perfect excuse for my wife too...

"I go to night club just to test my equipment, honey! Don't worry, I don't go over ISO6400."

Haha! That's a good one.

But seriously, how is the RAW output under such conditions? It is a test of focusing under low light, and of what you can capture. I often find myself shooting at ISO1600 and 2.8 and 1/10th of a second. So, is ISO6400 good enough to let me increase the shutter speed to 1/80? That is important as I also do that at 200mm.

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As I wrote in "D7000 performance" part of the review:

Is D7100 low light machine?

ISO100 is clear as in top cameras. Up to ISO 3200 nobody charges your photo as noisy when printed poster size (A1) And you still have +-2 EV adjustments freedom. Feel free to shoot documentary style photos up to ISO Hi-1 (12800). Going higher you will get loss of colors and contrast even in simple scenes, but still comparable with iPhone best results. At all ISO settings avoid corrections greater 2EV.

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So in Night club  you can freely use ISO 12800 and still completely repair WB and most of the shadow details. As for me D7100 ISO12800 = D300s ISO3200 = D600 ISO25600.

Also D7100 at iso12000 sees colors in dark areas when my own eyes see grays only.

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krikman wrote:

n057 wrote:

krikman wrote:


Do you have any low-light hi-ISO examples? For example in a night club?

It is good idea go to night club instead of sittin' writin' articles here. And perfect excuse for my wife too...

"I go to night club just to test my equipment, honey! Don't worry, I don't go over ISO6400."

Haha! That's a good one.

But seriously, how is the RAW output under such conditions? It is a test of focusing under low light, and of what you can capture. I often find myself shooting at ISO1600 and 2.8 and 1/10th of a second. So, is ISO6400 good enough to let me increase the shutter speed to 1/80? That is important as I also do that at 200mm.

JC
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As I wrote in "D7000 performance" part of the review:

Is D7100 low light machine?

ISO100 is clear as in top cameras. Up to ISO 3200 nobody charges your photo as noisy when printed poster size (A1) And you still have +-2 EV adjustments freedom. Feel free to shoot documentary style photos up to ISO Hi-1 (12800). Going higher you will get loss of colors and contrast even in simple scenes, but still comparable with iPhone best results. At all ISO settings avoid corrections greater 2EV.

-- hide signature --

So in Night club  you can freely use ISO 12800 and still completely repair WB and most of the shadow details. As for me D7100 ISO12800 = D300s ISO3200 = D600 ISO25600.

Also D7100 at iso12000 sees colors in dark areas when my own eyes see grays only.

As soon as they deliver that sensor in a D300 successor, I'll have a look

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Re: My D300s to D7100 experience - no regrets.
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So in Night club  you can freely use ISO 12800 and still completely repair WB and most of the shadow details. As for me D7100 ISO12800 = D300s ISO3200 = D600 ISO25600.

Also D7100 at iso12000 sees colors in dark areas when my own eyes see grays only.

As soon as they deliver that sensor in a D300 successor, I'll have a look

I'm in reversed position. If Nikon D300 sensor was fitted in D7100 body, then D7100 would be still clear winner. And with D300s with D7100 sensor they would complement.

Sensor in D7100 is second least attractive feature after rear screen.

If D7100 had sensor and screen from D40 it would be revolution in DSLR anyway.

Do I clear in my claim? As for me there is only 2 right DSLR bodies from Nikon, D4 and D7100.

I hang in my hands just every Nikon DSLR from D70 and D200, and 1-st time after D4 found feature- and size-wise comfortable body. One larger (D4) and one smaller (D7100).

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