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Having second thoughts about D7000

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"RE: Having second thoughts about D7000"

billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007
Sat 18-Dec-10 12:37 PM | edited Sat 18-Dec-10 12:47 PM by billD80

>>You can also set the Active-DLighting to High, and
>>gain 2 stops of detail in highlights, without any loss of
>>image quality.
>
>That can't be! If the camera is able to gain 2 stops of
>detail in highlights at no expense to other image quality
>attributes, Nikon would have shipped it that way. There must
>be a trade-off, no?
>
>Peter


I think even the DPRieview documented this increase. If there's a trade off, I haven't seen it. It seems to me that with their "higher-end" units, Nikon presets are VERY conservative. The Sharpening on a D7000 can EASILY be raised quite a bit, with no downside...

I seem to recall the factory preset of the D200 was Medium size/Quality JPEG, not full-size and not RAW.

But as to the Active-DLighting, I could be wrong, but the shots I've seen in reviews (Rockwell did some with the D300) it was awfully difficult to see a downside. Perhaps contrast needs to be watched...

BTW, ACTIVE-DL in camera apparently ISN'T the same thing as the D-Lighting added in Capture NX2...

Check this out re: the D3/D300:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d300/dynamic-range.htm

And then this: http://sportsphotoguy.com/active-d-lighting-on-the-nikon-d300/






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