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1.3x Crop Sharp enough?

cwils02

HIXSON, US
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cwils02 Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2012
Sun 28-Apr-13 05:08 AM | edited Sun 28-Apr-13 05:12 AM by cwils02

About the 3rd day I had my D7100, I shot this squirrel using a 70-300 VR lens (No filter) @300mm f8 1/500 ISO 1000 Handheld.

This is a 100% crop.

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Charlie

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km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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#1. "RE: 1.3x Crop Sharp enough?" | In response to Reply # 0

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Sun 28-Apr-13 03:33 AM

Everything points to the D7100 being the best introduction in years, with no weaknesses. Other than buffer depth, few could think of any more to ask for.
Nice sharp, detailed shot!
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Omaha

Omaha, US
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Omaha Registered since 07th Jan 2012
Sun 28-Apr-13 12:50 PM

The cameras these days are crazy good, aren't they? That's a great shot (but you get some credit too! The camera didn't do ALL the work!)

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cwils02

HIXSON, US
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#3. "RE: 1.3x Crop Sharp enough?" | In response to Reply # 1

cwils02 Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2012
Sun 28-Apr-13 06:42 PM | edited Sun 28-Apr-13 06:45 PM by cwils02

Thanks Stan,

The thing that kinda gets me is that this is sharp at the long end of the 70-300 VR which usually doesn't get a lot of love. This was sort of a throw away shot. Then when I was transferring some photos to my step-son's server, I saw this one, and thought it looked pretty good.

When I go outside, I start shooting anything that moves & some things that don't. Hopefully, I will learn something, and the great ones always say, "Practice, practice, practice."

I am having problems with a couple of things that puzzle me. One is most likely the environment. The other, I want to analyze further, and then get some analysis from those on here.

The buffer is also a concern for me. Probably shoot close to 3,000 images this week at 3 days of track meets (assuming they make in spite of the rain predictions). Will probably switch to JPEG to reduce the size of images flowing through the buffer. Shooting in burst mode seemed better on the D7000. Still too early to tell.

I'm hoping that the 1.3x crop mode will keep me from having to switch lenses or carry two cameras.

Charlie

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cwils02

HIXSON, US
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cwils02 Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2012
Sun 28-Apr-13 06:50 PM

Thanks Jeff. After beginning to doubt myself with the back focusing of my D7000 (Repaired under warranty), sometimes it's hard to believe that I shot some of the stuff I find on the memory card of the D7100.

Now, I want to shoot everything. After the next two weeks, I'll be looking at shooting some BIF, and hang gliders to redeem some of my former lousy shots.

Charlie

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jgreg

Sheboygan Falls, US
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#5. "RE: 1.3x Crop Sharp enough?" | In response to Reply # 0

jgreg Silver Member Charter Member
Tue 30-Apr-13 04:53 AM

>About the 3rd day I had my D7100, I shot this squirrel using
>a 70-300 VR lens (No filter) @300mm f8 1/500 ISO 1000
>Handheld.
>
>This is a 100% crop.
>
>Click on the image to get larger version.
>
>Full EXIF is available.
>
>Charlie
>
>

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This shot makes me want o buy a 70-300mm again. Great shot here and I think it's sharp enough too. I have a 80-200 f/2.8 and a 200-500mm. I want a Tokina wide angle now.

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