Thom Hogan's assessment of a D400

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
n057 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,666
Re: Thom Hogan's assessment of a D400

krikman wrote:

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.

Then that's great, good for you!

Keep in mind that while you have found your perfect upgrade, you have been willing to give up some of the D300 features, and that's fine.  Remember though that most in this forum have not, so please do not call the D7100 a D300 successor.

Some cameras, some lenses, some computers

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