Picked up a new 7100 over the weekend. Yes, that means another picture of a dog.
Initial thoughts: it's quite the refined 7000. Very informal tests show that I lose shadow detail before I do so with the 7000. I suspect the gain in AF performance will be worth it for strongman / lifting events. I'm glad I still have a 7000; I would have to think long and hard about being able to live with the 7100 as my only body.
Congratulations Bob, what a nice addition to the bag. I have no doubt the D7100 will help on the competition events but I also find the D7000 low ISO performance something special. Nice shot, wide tone range handled well by the camera....and you. Stan St Petersburg Russia
Sun 22-Sep-13 12:13 PM | edited Sun 22-Sep-13 12:16 PM by agitater
Bob - Great shot of the dog.
I think you're going to eventually capture even more shadow detail with the D7100 than you're used to capturing with the D7000. That's been my experience anyway. I like your product description - "a refined D7000" - seems bang on.
I initially had problems with shadow detail too. Then I increased my shutter speeds for all shots - anywhere from 1-2 stops. As I suspected at the time, because I had been using too slow a shutter (I shoot handheld 99% of the time) a couple of pixels worth of blur had crept in compared to the same sorts of shots in the same situations when using a D700 or D7000. The higer res sensor in the D7100 demanded either a steadier camera position or a fast shutter for my type of shooting. Anyhow, getting rid of the additional pixels of blur by using a faster shutter seemed to help clean up shadow detail for me.