gabriel foto: I was struck by the difference in the two 100% crops - just about as evident, or subtle, depending on how you look at them, as differences between a good FX and a good DX camera, or a 16 Mp camera compared to a 12 Mp. I wouldn't just say the differences are minor.
The most striking difference may not be the amount of detail, but the acuteness of the details, the sharp outlining, or the 'microcontrast' if you prefer that term.
Seems like a brilliant move to remove the OPLF in the D7100.
Then again, the ultimate capacity of this sensor may not be visible in each and every photograph. Focus may be off a little, you may have reason to use a very wide or a very small aperture. Or you may be using a lens which doesn't resolve the ultimate details, for good reason other than resolution.
Ultimately, photography is all about the picture, isn't it? But there is nothing wrong with a stunning sensor like this one!
Gabriel / nikonsystem.blogspot.se
keepreal's photos are worth looking at.
itsastickup: I'm really quite perplexed. There's no real testing for moré here.
The lines on the globe aren't moire--they're lines on the globe that the D7100 resolves. See Amadou's post above.
Amadou Diallo: There have been a few questions about the wavy pattern on the globe in our test scene. That pattern is indeed part of what is printed on the globe and in these specific shots on the OLPF page of the preview are not an example of camera-generated moiré.
Thanks, Amadou, that's very useful to know. Now, on the focus strip in the lower center, are the lines printed in different colors, or are they all gray except for the middle one, which appears to be black? To me, they look light purple and dark green out of some of the cameras.
And could someone wipe the dust off the top of the little globe and the bottles?
horacewalpole7: Surely there is more to photography than worrying about soulless specifications. Is there anyone out there who owns a D7100 and can offer a personal opinion on how ENJOYABLE it is to use the camera. I am not too concerned about having better resolution than the D5200. I am more interested in how user-friendly 'the beast' is. For information, for three years I have owned a D90 with kit lens and 70-300vr and an SB-910. I have handled a D800 and a 5D MKIII. I thought they were far too expensive for anything I might be able to do with them; I am not a pro and have no interest in becoming one. I just want to enjoy photography. I was hoping that the D7100 might fit the bill for a holiday I'm soon to enjoy in Singapore. Any thoughts?
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As a landscape/nature amateur, I liked this article for the way it walks us through a fashion lighting setup thought process, and the techniques involved in starting with ambient light, then working up from least-bright to most-bright artificial lighting, with some self-critiquing/tweaking and post-processing thrown in. I can see how to generalize the lessons here to other situations. Whether one would have tried to achieve the same final product oneself is sort of beside the point, isn't it?