Wow, that's sharp. :)
Petz62: Sorry,but 8000+ meters you should be taking the picture from way atop the Everest.nevertheless nice shot anyway.
You are correct Maurice. I did not see that before. But now I see it in the rules.Not many people stand at 8.000 meters high and have interesting photos to show... :)
Really? Why do you think that?The challenge says 8000+ Meters Altitude. I see no rules saying that the shot must be done from that altitude.Everest is over 8000 meters high. So I believe that the photo makes sense in this challenge.Let the host decide.
Jostian: yip, am sure the oilysensorissue is now a thing of the past (hopefully)... lets wait and see, and yes, shame on Nikon for not admitting it!! One of the reasons I moved to Canon, Nikon's lack of openness and honesty...
peevee1: What is wrong with its OS system at 70mm, half of the shots are not sharp at 1/160s even with OS on? What is it, shutter shock, mirror slap?
Thinking the same thing...
ruicarv79: WTH?The first question that pop out my mind was: why?What about an update for the big, heavy and old Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8G?Or a new f/4 lens?Or a f/2.8-4?Helloooo?Clearly seems to me that this was made to compete with Canon's 18-135... It's 5mm longer! What a selling point!
18-105 soft? At what focal distance and where in the frame?I find it remarkably sharp for a lens of its class, especially between 18-50mm.Can you indicate a better zoom lens for your D5100?The 18-105 is a wonderful zoom lens but obviously it doesn't have the IQ of a prime lens. Any prime lens will pop up better detail, regardless the pixel count of the image sensor.
WTH?The first question that pop out my mind was: why?What about an update for the big, heavy and old Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8G?Or a new f/4 lens?Or a f/2.8-4?Helloooo?Clearly seems to me that this was made to compete with Canon's 18-135... It's 5mm longer! What a selling point!
Eigenmeat: First serious review here:http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=1609
Dude, I was refering to the fact that Nikon's 17-55 does not have Vibration Reduction!
Serious?Look at this statement:"For Nikon users, there is the similarly-spec'd 17-55mm ƒ/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX lens, featuring an identical focal length range, ƒ/2.8 aperture and Vibration Reduction".Enough said. These guys do not know what they are talking about.This doesn't mean that this Sigma lens is not great, I'm just saying that this slrgear website has lost all credibility for me.
It seems like we have a winner here! Well done Tamron!
sambomax: why class leading high noise performance to the D5200 and not the D7100?
Dear HowboutRAW, I'm not comparing D5200 and D7100. I don't have both cameras so I cannot compare. I'm just explaining the reason why DPreview has classified D5200 has class leading high noise performance.D5200 is leader in its class called "advanced beginner".And D7100 is leader in its own class called "enthusiast-targeted".Different classes, understand?It was DPreview who created these classes, not me. :)
Because D7100 belongs to a different class, dah! :)