Upgrading from a D90--D7000 or D7100

Started Feb 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
WryCuda Veteran Member • Posts: 8,187
Re: Upgrading from a D90--D7000 or D7100

John Champion wrote:

WryCuda wrote: The 7100 is good in low light. I shot this yesterday in a shady spot of the garden. 18-140mm lens; Aperture Priority mode with Auto-ISO. It was dark enough to activate the AF assist Beam.

Hi,

So you have the 18-140 kit lens that comes with it? Is it better than the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 that I purchased as a separate lens?

I'll be happy to run with it if it performs better.

I've done some rather informal resolution tests and it's quite good at the long end (100-140mm), particularly when stopped down. At shorter focal lengths, the performance is more "average"; 40mm seemed to be the low point, with fairly soft edges.

This post includes a shot at 140mm. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53205779

That said, it's a good lens for general work, and I have no complaints, but I don't think that I'd make a point of seeking it out in preference to similar lenses.

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