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markel253 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2013Sun 08-Sep-13 02:44 PM
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"D7100 sharpness"


New York, US
          

I was pretty impressed when I had a look at this photo full frame ...



Aperture: f/13
Shutter speed: 1/60
ISO: 1000
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick


... and then looked at the dragonfly's eyes and still saw the texture and structure of the eyes.



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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Sun 08-Sep-13 05:23 PM
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#1. "RE: D7100 sharpness"
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Nice! And at ISO1000 too!

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VictorSuarez Registered since 28th Apr 2013Sun 08-Sep-13 10:44 PM
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Carmel, US
          

Simply awesome detail, nice work!

  

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markel253 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2013Mon 09-Sep-13 01:19 AM
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#3. "RE: D7100 sharpness"
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New York, US
          

>Nice! And at ISO1000 too!


Yes - was necessary to get a fast enough shutter since this had to be hand held.

Because of that there has been some noise control done on this shot - so it is not as sharp as it would have been if that had not been done.

So yes - I am happy with this camera/lens combination.

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Currently using Nikon D7100
My walk around lens is a Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor
Tokina AT-X116PRDXN AT-X PRO DX 11-16mm f/2.8
Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens
Spiratone 500mm mirror
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markel253 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2013Mon 09-Sep-13 03:34 PM
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#4. "RE: D7100 sharpness"
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New York, US
          

I actually reworked this shot ... reduced the noise even more ... you can see it here ...



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50 years of amateur photography
Currently using Nikon D7100
My walk around lens is a Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor
Tokina AT-X116PRDXN AT-X PRO DX 11-16mm f/2.8
Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens
Spiratone 500mm mirror
Vivitar DF-383 DEDICATED ETTL LCD Flash
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stormpeak Silver Member Nikonian since 29th May 2012Fri 13-Sep-13 05:47 AM
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Great looking shot indeed.

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FFN Platinum Member Charter MemberFri 13-Sep-13 11:55 PM
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#6. "RE: D7100 sharpness"
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Hudson, US
          

By using f/13 aperture you may have invited some diffraction and were forced into a higher ISO. Something like f/5.6 could have allowed a lower ISO and maybe made the shot even sharper.

It is so easy to be an arm chair photography coach. I was not there to see how hard it was to catch a fly so take my comments as salt grains.

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markel253 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2013Sat 14-Sep-13 01:17 AM
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#7. "RE: D7100 sharpness"
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New York, US
          

>By using f/13 aperture you may have invited some diffraction
>and were forced into a higher ISO. Something like f/5.6 could
>have allowed a lower ISO and maybe made the shot even sharper.
>

Under normal circumstances you are 100% correct, but when getting this close (almost 1:1 macro) you need a small aperture to get a decent amount of DOF. While f/5.6 might work for a normal shot - this close would not accomplish what I wanted to to.

Also, with any insect, you need a rather fast shutter speed. 1000 was actually the best I could do ... and even there I was at 1/60 sec. I could have gone up higher - I have used as high as ISO 6400 successfully in the past - but didn't want that much noise.

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Mark
50 years of amateur photography
Currently using Nikon D7100
My walk around lens is a Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor
Tokina AT-X116PRDXN AT-X PRO DX 11-16mm f/2.8
Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens
Spiratone 500mm mirror
Vivitar DF-383 DEDICATED ETTL LCD Flash
Still - and always - learning photography

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Chuckv Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Mar 2009Sat 14-Sep-13 01:57 AM
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#8. "RE: D7100 sharpness"
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Lafayette, US
          

>>By using f/13 aperture you may have invited some
>diffraction
>>and were forced into a higher ISO. Something like f/5.6
>could
>>have allowed a lower ISO and maybe made the shot even
>sharper.
>>
>
>Under normal circumstances you are 100% correct, but when
>getting this close (almost 1:1 macro) you need a small
>aperture to get a decent amount of DOF. While f/5.6 might work
>for a normal shot - this close would not accomplish what I
>wanted to to.
>
>Also, with any insect, you need a rather fast shutter speed.
>1000 was actually the best I could do ... and even there I was
>at 1/60 sec. I could have gone up higher - I have used as high
>as ISO 6400 successfully in the past - but didn't want that
>much noise.
>
>

Very nice work indeed!

I really like my D7100, and find I've been leaving my other gear in the bag way to often.

Chuck

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