Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?

nrothschild

US
10916 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

"RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?"

nrothschild Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Registered since 25th Jul 2004
Thu 07-Mar-13 07:01 PM | edited Thu 07-Mar-13 07:03 PM by nrothschild

Hi John,

If you get a chance, try it stopped down. Even 1/3 stop seems to help a bit.

I think your images were very close to what you probably want or expect. Somewhere around f/9 my lens (with TC17) gets about as good as it is going to get. So I would stop down by thirds to about f/10 and see what you like.

Light is important. Your ducks were shot not to far below sunny 16 but I guess the light was diffused, and that can soften the look of feathers.

Support is not all or nothing. For $100 or less you can get a monopod, and that is good for 2 stops. That would help make up for stopping down. You may need a head too (that is debatable I guess), but Manfrotto makes one for about $35 to get you started.

It takes time to master that lens. More than a day or two.

Here's another image shot wide open, but at ISO 3200 1/2000s. Don't ask why ISO 3200; I had some sort of plan . The D700 did a decent job.

Reviewing the embedded original JPGS, I could see a little improvement as I progressively stopped down (and dropped to ISO 1600), and some of my f/6.7 images I did not like, especially a couple shot at a longer distance that could not be "keepers". But it sharpened up nicely and responded well to PM's added post-downsizing sharpening. This is actually sharpened more than I like with some haloing. But the image has to be sharp for that to happen. It is moderately cropped.

Compare to the shot above with the berry in the beak.

Edit: keep in mind this is 12 mpx FX, not 16 mpx DX, which is probably tougher on the lens, especially wide open but perhaps depending on how much you cropped your images.

Click on image to view larger version


Attachment#1 (jpg file)

_________________________________
Neil


my Nikonians gallery.

This is a hot, active topic! Is the D300 line dead with the D7100? [View all] , JohnE Nikon , Thu 21-Feb-13 01:18 PM
Subject
ID
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
1
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
2
     Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
24
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
3
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
4
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
5
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
9
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
6
     Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
7
          Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
8
          Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
10
               Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
11
               Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
12
                    Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
14
          Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
13
               Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
15
                    Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
18
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
16
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
17
     Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
19
          Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
20
               Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
21
               Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
22
               Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
23
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
25
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
26
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
27
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
28
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
29
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
31
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
32
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
45
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
53
     Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
70
          Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
71
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
30
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
33
     Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
34
     Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
35
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
37
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
44
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
95
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
36
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
38
Reply message D800 upgrade will mean the end of DX pro
39
     Reply message RE: D800 upgrade will mean the end of DX pro
46
          Reply message RE: D800 upgrade will mean the end of DX pro
47
               Reply message RE: D800 upgrade will mean the end of DX pro
48
                    Reply message RE: D800 upgrade will mean the end of DX pro
49
                         Reply message RE: D800 upgrade will mean the end of DX pro
50
                              Reply message RE: D800 upgrade will mean the end of DX pro
51
                                   Reply message RE: D800 upgrade will mean the end of DX pro
52
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
40
     Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
41
          Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
42
               Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
43
               Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
54
                    Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
55
                    Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
56
                         Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
57
                              Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
58
                                   Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
59
                                   Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
60
                                        Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
61
                                        Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
62
                                             Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
63
                                             Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
64
                                             Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
68
                                             Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
69
                                             Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
75
                                             Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
72
                                             Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
73
                                             Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
74
                                        Reply message Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
76
                                             Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
77
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
78
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
79
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
80
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
81
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
85
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
87
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
88
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
90
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
91
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
92
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
82
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
83
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
84
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
86
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
89
                                                  Reply message RE: Does the 80-400 AFS change your mind in anyway?
93
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
94
Reply message RE: Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?
96