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Not Impressed - Am I Missing Something?

jaychoth

Enid, US
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jaychoth Registered since 21st Dec 2010
Thu 06-Jan-11 11:34 PM

I recently stepped up to a D7000 from a D50 and I'm not really noticing any improvement in image quality one would expect when going from 6 MP to 16. Yes, the file sizes are much larger, but that's about it.

I'm currently shooting RAW 14 bit and JPEG Fine. Is there any other settings I may be missing? The biggest disappointment comes when using my Sigma 170-500 for longer distance wildlife shots.

Can the lens be the limiting factor? If so, would it be more beneficial to upgrade to the new 150-500 Sigma or use a Nikon 2.0 TC coupled with a 55-300 Nikkor?

Below are the specifics for the attached image.

f6.3
1/640 sec
ISO 800
500mm

It is unprocessed except to reduce size to allow uploading.

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