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Nikon D5200 + Nikkor 18-300 VRII Review

cwils02

HIXSON, US
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"RE: Nikon D5200 + Nikkor 18-300 VRII Review"

cwils02 Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2012
Fri 11-Jan-13 03:21 AM

>There is plenty of blue in all three shots. The water and
>snow were reflecting a clear, very blue sky. A bit of +eV
>would have helped, but I was shooting in full Auto mode and in
>the Sand/Snow scene mode to see how well the exposure
>programmers had coped with these very high contrast, outdoor
>conditions. The NEF/RAW files clean up perfectly, without any
>noticeable blue cast at all. All in all so far, the D5200 WB
>seems to work quite well.

>>"full Auto mode"<<

I was having some difficulty understanding some of your comments otherwise. I spent a summer shooting with the D5100. Since video requires using Aperture Priority & I was intermittently shooting stills & video, I majored on shooting Aperture mode. It's a little clumsy, but learnable.

Then last year, I bought a D7000. The D7000 will be easier to use with "manual" lenses. Beyond that, the menu, and physical controls are far better on the D7000. If I have to shoot some serious stuff, I'd use the D7000 everytime. In fact, I would use my D300 over the D5100, unless I wanted to shoot video.

As far as the 18-300mm VRII, I have been very disappointed. Way too soft @ 300mm which is what I bought it for. My 70-300VR was much sharper, but doesn't have the range I need for Track.

Charlie

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