D300s vs D7100 - is it about spec or is it about handling?

Started Feb 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
krikman Regular Member • Posts: 417
Re: D300s vs D7100 - is it about spec or is it about handling?

Specs or handling?

Definitely handling. After D300s responsibility D600 and D800 sucks.

On D7100 I miss AF-L button since it is only way to focus I do.

Looking at my D300s I found that it is still potent camera. I tried D4, D800, D600, D7000. Only D4 takes my soul... but nobody wants to buy my little soul for $6000.

The only feature I lust for it is new AutoISO mode, because it pushes possible quality at maximum. I found useful rule as 1/2*f for crop.

(So lock AutoISO at 1/600 reasonable for 300mm but waste 2 stop quality for 70mm etc.)

Believe me. My work is large interior prints so 1*2m is common for me and my photos too, pixel quantity doesn't matter at all. 8,10,12,16,24 or 36MP just don't mean quality photo printing. It is all about local contrast, geometric layout, features and color planes of photographs. The only thing that sucks at large quality photos is bad color noise in darkest shadows. Nikon handles it well. (Canon shines at beatiful skin colors but sucks in darker areas)

So what specs mean after all? Nothing except good handling.

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