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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 08-Apr-13 12:45 PM
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"Blue Jay made me Smile . . ."
Mon 08-Apr-13 12:48 PM by cockers

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OK I think I've finally figured out the technique that I need to use for SHARP shots that the 7100 is capable of. The detail this camera can capture is amazing. . . but first your technique must be polished a bit and that starts with dialing in your lens. Surprisingly even manual focus lenses like my 500P can be fined tuned by tuning to the focus confirmation indicator dot visible in the viewfinder. Here's a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7zE50jCUPhM

Once accomplished a manual focus lens can be almost as accurate as an AF one by merely following the indicator light and directional arrows in the viewfinder.

I took this capture at my cabin at a distance of about 30 feet and the lighting was dim to say the least. I used the 1.3 crop factor on the 7100 and this is about full frame. Oh yeah, this higher ISO capability of the D7100 is pretty awesome also!

Nikon D7100, Aperture Priority, ISO 1250, 1/160 sec., 1.3 crop factor, +.33 EV, Nikkor 500mm P manual focus (with crop factor=1000mm) @ f / 7.1, Induro AT413 tripod and BHD-3 ball head.


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BSchirm Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Dec 2005Mon 08-Apr-13 03:42 PM
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Rolling Hills, US
          

Beautiful image Al......wonderful clarity.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 08-Apr-13 04:08 PM
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Thanks so much Barry!

Al

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Mon 08-Apr-13 06:04 PM
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Good sharpness and excellent colour for ISO 1250 Al. You might like to try this sharpening routine: http://www.luminescentphoto.com/blog/2012/06/29/get-sharp-with-the-nikon-d800/ . It seems to work very well on cropped shots with the D7100. I'm using the High Pass for global sharpening and the USM on the bird.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 08-Apr-13 07:21 PM
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Jim - Thanks for the comments and the tip with link! I appreciate it.

Al

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dda53 Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Oct 2008Mon 08-Apr-13 10:36 PM
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Real nice capture. Like the colors and sharpness. Good job!

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Tue 09-Apr-13 12:13 AM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks for stopping by and commenting Dave!

Al

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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Tue 09-Apr-13 03:18 AM
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Great shot, Al!

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Tue 09-Apr-13 09:29 AM
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Plover, US
          

Thank you Mark!

Al

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danshep Silver Member Charter MemberTue 09-Apr-13 05:45 AM
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Wow! I love the shot! Beautiful bird, plus the dash of snow adds to it.




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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Tue 09-Apr-13 09:29 AM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks so much Dan - it seems we've had a lot of dashes of snow here this year

Al

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Dubes Silver Member Awarded for his high level of achievement and willingness to help others – most notably in wildlife photography. Nikonian since 16th Jun 2007Wed 10-Apr-13 07:03 PM
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Well done Al, beautiful colours & tones along with being very crisp.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Wed 10-Apr-13 11:45 PM
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Thanks so much Richard - I'm envious of your warm weather R&R!

Al

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