Thom Hogan's assessment of a D400

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
krikman Regular Member • Posts: 417
Re: Thom Hogan's assessment of a D400

n057 wrote:

krikman wrote:

Just think about D7100 as a true mini-D4, as I do. Responsible, precise, fast, accurate. Far better than D600.

You still have not explained why you think the D7100 has more direct control than a D300 ...

Some cameras, some lenses, some computers

Before purchasing I carefully transfer my common scenario from D300s control to D7100.

1. My D300s banks were  as shooting:

1. 12-bit autoISO 1600 - for sports and fast.

2. 14-bit autoISO 800 - for quality

3. 14-bit No autoISO - for landscape

4. 14-bit autoISO 3200 - for lowlight

Custom settings were about focus

1. birding - 21 point R+F priority etc

2. portrait - 9 point release

3. Landscape - singlepoint

4 tripod - singlepoint + mirror pre-up

Now with intelligent AutoISO i can use U1 for handywork and U2 for tripod.

Also D7100 have dedicated bracketing button, so F-button reconfigured for Bracket burst and crop size. AEL button configure as AF-ON, half-pressing shutter button=AE-lock. Center joystick button=zoom to focuspoint.

What else I forgot from D300s? Total D300s have 2 less useful direct controls vs D7100.

Unused 10pin=much better IR remote.

PC-sync is only control that really bothers me but I somehow avoid it.

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