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Z7 high ISO AF using 24-70 S lens

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DJSmith Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Sep 2018
Mon 01-Oct-18 12:06 PM | edited Mon 01-Oct-18 12:12 PM by DJSmith
I have a new toy. Actually, it's not toyish at all, feels just like a Nikon should. I used Capture-NXD to make some of the below images web sized and no adjustments except for crops as explained below. CNXD is a dog, not even my secondary raw processor. I still don't like it and that is all I will say about that. I got so frustrated with CNXD that I tried LR. To my surprise, LR CC Classic works with the raw files from the Z7 with no hacks. It reads the distortion profile, sharpening, noise reduction and some basic panel stuff. Doesn't have any of the picture control stuff yet.

First test. I guess it is written somewhere to test your new camera with a cat, and a moon. Well, here is a cat.

24-70 @ 70, F4, 1/60, "ISO 25,600". The Z7 is mostly at default mode, which means auto picture control. VR: IBIS.

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50% crop using CNXD

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100% crop using CNDX

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100% crop using LR, no adjustments; just what LR found in the files as noted above.

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As you can see, LR is a little lighter than CNXD. Note the noise correction made by the camera is picked up by LR and looks pretty darn close to CNXD.

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