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Photography Life - The D400 is definitely coming!

Floridian

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"RE: Photography Life - The D400 is definitely coming! "

Floridian Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007
Wed 05-Jun-13 06:45 PM | edited Wed 05-Jun-13 06:52 PM by Floridian

>Randy, I'm so tempted with the OMD for longer trips. But
>really worried about how speed (shutter lag and focus),
>handling and IQ will be compared to my D300. How have you got
>on with it?
>
>Paul

I've had the OM-D less than two weeks now. Shutter lag is not noticeable. No issue there. Focus seems fast, so no real issue there either. I have had no problems with focusing, but I do need to spend more time than I have to learn the system. (The manual is on a CD, so I can't just pick it up and quickly look up the answers to questions I have.)

In use, the biggest difference I've noticed compared to my D300 is that after taking a photo, the display freezes up for a fraction of a second. Usually, I don't even notice this, but the other day I was at the airport taking photos of planes departing, panning and taking a few shots as they were lifting off. After taking the first shot it was difficult to follow the aircraft for subsequent shots. I did get multiple shots, but that's a drawback for any type of action photography where you'd want to fire off several shots in short order.

As for IQ, the images look great. Looking at them 100% on my monitor, they are sharp and free of noise. They compare favorably to my D300, although in casual observation (no rigorous testing) they may not have the same dynamic range. I notice that in some the highlights can be overexposed and the shadows very dark. Also, I have shot mostly at ISO 200 so don't have a clear opinion on high-ISO shots from this camera. Colors look good. Images have lots of contrast. I don't feel like I'm compromising at all in IQ compared to my D300.

For most purposes the camera seems like a small DSLR. After using it a short while, I'm pleased with the camera.

Randy

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