Cameralabs D7100 review up: verdict...

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mosswings OP Veteran Member • Posts: 7,863
Re: A further issue Reilly...

Reilly Diefenbach wrote:

You're on to something there, Jim.  The D90/300 was pretty noisy indeed past about ISO 800.  The D7000 allowed one to shoot way low and pull shadows as never before in the APSC realm, and it's an endearing quality for sure.  The D7100 isn't a five stop shadow pull machine, but really, the other benefits kind of swamp any of that.   The focus seems very good.  It's been kind of a refreshing change from the relentless fusillade of batteries and deodorant cans that greeted the introduction of the D7000.  Some of the trolls and the ensuing pie fights are legend.

Speaking of refreshing, if any of you haven't, check out Rudy's bifs taken with the D7100 and the humble 70-300VR.  Jim's stuff is great and shows what can be done with this camera from distance.  You know a veteran bird guy with heavy artillery is going to deliver, but it's been nice to see a relative newcomers put up such good work with a consumer zoom.


This is the essential characteristic we have to come to grips with in this camera as we did in the D90/300; you have to expose it correctly.  The D7000 and the Sony EXMOR sensor introduced us to "bulletproof" captures; whatever artifacting there was seemed edited away before we ever tweaked a postprocessing knob. And it may have induced a bit of sloppiness in the so inclined (most of us, et moi aussi?), the confidence for amazing feats of photographic strength in the not so inclined.

If the D7100, shot with proper attention to exposure, delivers at a higher ISO than the D7000 did - then it wins in my department, because that ISO 800 is a real limitation for existing light shots.  And if it simply requires D90 era exposure practices, that's no trouble at all for some of us.

And I agree - Rudy's shots are great encouragement for us low-rent lens types.

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